Our Simple And Fun Playroom

“Play is the work of childhood.” 

This is one of my all-time favorite quotes, which comes from psychiatrist Jean Piaget. 

I had an easy childhood; one that was safe, fun, and involved A LOT of time outside with friends. In the grand scheme of things, my childhood wasn't even that long ago (I'm not even 30 yet), but so much has changed since then that I worry about letting my boys play in our front yard, as we live on a corner lot and cars tend to push on the gas when turning our corner (versus letting up on it).

While we still play in the backyard quite a bit and are blessed in that we have several parks within walking distance, it was still important to me that our boys had a designated place in the house where they can play, create, and learn, which is where our playroom comes in.

The house we has before this one was a small townhouse (<1,000) and we were going CRAZY with all of our oldest's toys and the lack of places to store them! When we were house hunting a few years ago, one of the biggest selling points for this house in particular was this separate living area, which -- while hidden behind the stairway -- was still perfect, as it is upstairs and we could be in the living room or kitchen while they are playing a few steps away.

Are you ready to see the most fun and colorful room in our home? Come inside and see our boys’ playroom:

Does anyone else think we should buy stock in Melissa and Doug? Anyway, I love this side of the playroom and LOVE the Rand McNally map on the wall (my son is such a geography buff that we are always standing by it, pointing out the different continents and countries)!  The storage cubby came from IKEA, which I am having a hard time finding online, but I linked one very similar.   World map    Storage cubby (Similar)    Rug

Does anyone else think we should buy stock in Melissa and Doug? Anyway, I love this side of the playroom and LOVE the Rand McNally map on the wall (my son is such a geography buff that we are always standing by it, pointing out the different continents and countries)!

The storage cubby came from IKEA, which I am having a hard time finding online, but I linked one very similar.

World map

Storage cubby (Similar)

Rug

These IKEA spice racks turned book shelves used to be in Jackson’s old room, but moved to the playroom when we bought the new house!   Chair    Ikea spice racks

These IKEA spice racks turned book shelves used to be in Jackson’s old room, but moved to the playroom when we bought the new house!

Chair

Ikea spice racks

Artwork from school; flag from the Target Dollar Spot.

Artwork from school; flag from the Target Dollar Spot.

Most of the time, the playroom is a basketball court. #boyswillbeboys   Basketball hoop

Most of the time, the playroom is a basketball court. #boyswillbeboys

Basketball hoop

And last but not least: The playroom in its natural, un-staged element :)   IKEA Easel    IKEA children’s table

And last but not least: The playroom in its natural, un-staged element :)

IKEA Easel

IKEA children’s table

Thank you for coming to our home and touring our playroom with us! If you have a playroom, please share pictures with me in the comments or on Facebook!

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