Coastal, Neutral Playroom
Hey again! I wanted to share the progress on our playroom. I say progress because we had to borrow our dining room chair to fill the corner where I dream of a large linen tufted chair. A big chair we can curl up in and read tons of books like my children love to do! But for now until I find the perfect chair, and my piggy bank grows, I will just wait until we find the right piece. For now, we made small updates that make a big difference.
First we added this beautiful chandelier that I won (yes, WON) from www.lightingdesign.com. I feel so beyond lucky and I absolutely love it! We chose this space for it because this room is actually the first thing you see when you walk into my home. The room was planned to be a living room off the kitchen. We decided that we would use our “formal” living room as our every day room and use this space as a sanctuary for the kids. A place where toys can collect and (hopefully) stay organized. It also happens to be the space where guests always find themselves wanting to hangout. Maybe because it’s the center of our home, or maybe it reminds them of childhood and laughter.
Second, we threw in a bit of a coastal feel with throw pillows, decor accents, and a neutral color scheme after a shopping trip to HomeGoods. We first found the throw pillow with the octopus and knew we were on the right track. We followed that up with the coral pillow, the silver shell, the wall hooks, and the grass arrangement. I found the seagull at World Market and knew he belonged in my home!
Third, we added the drop cloth curtains. Yes, I just said DROP CLOTH. The drop cloth sheets come in single panels in your painters aisle at your local home improvement store. They are made of canvas and offered in many different sizes. We picked up three 6’x9′ sheets. They only cost $11 a package. I ironed the wrinkles out, folded them over to the right height for our walls (leaving a nice puddling at the bottom) and clipped them to a new curtain rod from Home Depot. Talk about big change on the dime!! If you haven’t checked out my friend Lindsey’s Instagram account, you should! She gave me the idea! Find her here: BluffParkDesigns
Lastly, I picked up this sofa table from a local mom selling it on a Buy, Trade, Sell site. It was a great deal (which my husband was pleased about). The table is meant to face the other way but I have little kids who like to stick their sticky fingers in places they don’t belong, so I just turned the table around and hot-glued a handle from Hobby Lobby on the front! No one will be able to tell the table is backwards!
If you are wondering why I chose to go with such a simple and neutral color scheme, its simple: the room is always a mess! Once the toys are all out and every basket is emptied, there isn’t a color on earth not accounted for in this room. It helps to balance out the chaos. The kids aren’t swinging from the chandelier with paintball guns or smashing play dough into my white rug because they know better! When it’s time for messes, we just take it outside or to the kitchen on rainy days. White can be a great color for kids, let us be the first to prove it!
This room was featured by HomeGoods: https://instagram.com/p/4DIa5TP_0e/
Other shopping sources:
Rocking horse: Pottery Barn
Bookshelf and Baskets: Ikea
Numbered tags: Real Deals on Home Decor in Monroe, WA
Wood bowl: Hobby Lobby
White play kitchen: Diapers.com
Striped throw: Ikea
Wall color: Custom
Round basket: HomeGoods
Hope you enjoyed our update and hope to hear from you! Thanks for stopping by!