My friend Ashley recently decided to take on home schooling. Have mercy. She is one of the bravest people I know – and I admire her style, sense of humor and huge heart. So when she told me she was giving their play room a makeover, I thought it would be fun to do a little inspirational shopping to play along with her play room ideas. Some options are really budget friendly, so you really could pull off this room on a low budget.
First, I know she’s a girl who loves color (including my beloved aqua tones), so I popped in lots of bright pink to help make the blue less beachy and more playful. The bright pink polka dot pillow was a fun choice to help keep the space comfy for moving watching or reading.
I also know that art is a huge part of her life (including her upcoming books that I cannot wait to get my hands on!) So I found some super fun watercolor typography art from artist JoJo LaRue. Don’t you love all those brilliant colors?
Storage is essential, especially with kids. This big shelf from Pottery Barn Kids is perfect for not only books but adding baskets for toys and other kiddo stuff.
For the walls, I thought a deep blue would be gorgeous – and I chose Benjamin Moore’s Aruba Blue. The deep tone would be a beautiful backdrop for lots of other complimentary colors.
Although the blue cart from Ikea is sold in the kitchen goods, I like putting it with playroom ideas. I could totally see this filled with crayons, markers, coloring books, play dough and all the other daily stuff that kids love to create with.
Kicking up the fun factor a notch is some gold striped fabric from Online Fabric Store – which I would LOVE to see as curtains. Wouldn’t that be awesome? Stripey curtains are always a fave!
A fun space needs a fun light, and I’m smitten with this one from Ikea - I love the simple and rustic feel of it against the other modern pieces.
The Target pink wire side table (which I think is actually discontinued) has been on my radar for a few months now – and I almost brought them into my own home. I love them, however hot pink really isn’t my style. Ashley, though – oh yeah! And they’re melamine on the top, so kid hand prints can be wiped right off.
Last, but not least, is the rug – which is the foundation for the whole shebang. I’m loving this tribal print rug from Zinc Door and think it would be a great piece that could last for years and go in almost any space.
Want to see what she actually ended up with? Then head on over to her blog today to see her play room reveal!
What are your favorite playroom ideas?