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Playroom Inspiration


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With colder, windier and harsher weather upon us, it’s time to find ways to bring the playground indoors. As tempting as it is to put on a movie for kids to pass the afternoon rut, why not try creating a space in your home just for them to entertain themselves? It can be their exploration area— a place where creativity and inspiration flow. Here are a few ideas that rocked our world here at Family Sponge.

Adventure Seekers: Tired of the wasted closet space? Why not ditch the storage space all together and create a super fun play area complete with a ladder. It’s like an indoor treehouse— minus the bugs, leaves and spider webs. You could even add curtains to the top so they can close it off and use it as a stage for performances. Now that is hours of quality  entertainment.


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Reading Nook: Designate an area that has little foot traffic as the reading corner. Make some fun rain gutter bookshelves (yes, I am serious), add a plush rug and throw down some bean bag, blankets and favorite stuffed animals for the kids to cuddle up with. Here’s to literacy!


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Imagination Station: Allow your children’s imagination go wild in this playroom. Props such as the simple teepee to the wooden ride-on truck allow children to create their own world for the afternoon. I also love the little table in the background— it’s perfect for crafts or afternoon tea time. (FYI: the teepee is $116 on Amazon with free shipping.)


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Why not? If you have a house large enough for a swing, by all means do it! And please invite my family over for a weekly dinner so we can all take turns on it.
 

costume corner

Costume Corner: Create a space within any room for dress up. Make sure you have a mirror just the right size for your little one to see their “new identity”. My talented husband made this costume hanger out of an old wood door and pvc pipe.

Speak your mind…

Have you ever done anything out of the ordinary to your kids bedroom or playroom?

4 Responses to Playroom Inspiration

  1. Audrey January 13, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

    Thanks for including our Raingutter Bookshelves in this FUN round-up! The kiddos LOVE our library….we plan on putting more in their rooms too 😉

    • familysponge January 13, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

      Of course! You totally inspired me with this idea and felt like it had to be shared with other mommies. I am really digging the tractor party you did for your son— how stinking creative and fun! The little strawberry shortcakes are perfect. I am definitely trying that soon since it is strawberry season in Florida. Thanks for the inspiration!

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