This summer, I'd like to spend some time focusing on our playroom, since Miss A is really showing an interest in independent play. I want her to have a place to use her imagination, pretend and learn. Here are some of the things inspiring me as I think about what I want that room to become.
Color: See the rooms to the left? Um, yes please! I love that color scheme...so bright and cheerful! The walls in the playroom are already painted pale green and I won't be repainting, but I still think this can work. I already have some of those lime green and blue canvas bins like in the pic to the left. And I have several diaper boxes I've been saving so that I can make some canvas-lined storage bins as illustrated by Positively Splendid.
Storage: We have a 9-cube unit (similar to the TV stand in the top inspiration pic) and we may buy a few more of them. There's also a cove-type area to the new playroom and I have an idea to build some bookshelves and a small bench on that wall. I love the idea of turning the lower portion of the closet into a reading nook like this pic below (from Apartment Therapy). How fun to have a secret hideaway!
Details: I think the fun will be all in the details, so I'm loving these cute paper pompoms everyone is making (like in the Project Nursery photo). I have in mind to find some stripe and polka dot fabrics to use for window treatments and a big pillow for that reading nook. And I love this art caddy from The Crafters File Box. Look so easy to make and right now Target has cute little metal buckets in the $1 section in the perfect colors! So cute!!
I have some other ideas percolating too, but I think that's enough dreaming for now! Have suggestions? I'd love to hear them!
P.S. Please excuse the wonkiness of this post. Blogger hates me. I'm seriously considering a move to another blogging service. Any thoughts?