Caution Keep Out! Play Room in Progress!

The thing about having such a large age gap between my children (10 years) is that you sort of forget almost everything and it feels very much like starting all over again. Now that Sophie is four months old, she is starting to show a lot of interest in the world around her and in particular toys and brightly coloured objects. Seeing this stage in her development has reminded me how soon my home will once more be subjected to an onslaught of brightly coloured, plastic toys not to mention enough arts and crafts to put HobbyCraft to shame. Her nursery is really much too small to accommodate much more than the necessary furniture so we have made the decision to transform our dining room into more of a combined family space/play room.

This is how the room currently looks:

Dining Room

I love a project and am feeling quite excited about the potential for this room. It is quite a big room with lots of light coming in from two skylight windows as well as a set of four French patio doors. The walls are white and Iā€™m going to keep them that way. I prefer to add colour through coordinated accents such as cushions and wall art. I know we are going to need lots of practical storage solutions and I want to put in a little sofa. As a massive fan of Pinterest, I am putting together a mood board over there so go and check it out if you are looking for playroom inspiration. There are a few go-to shops such as IKEA that I always rely on – I love the simplicity and the bright colours available (and I definitely love the price!). I will be checking out VELUX for the window blinds as they are known for their high quality and raiding my favourite shops on Etsy for cute, original accessories to brighten up the space. Here is a selection of bits from my mood board.


Playroom Mood Board
So what do you think? I’m still looking for inspiration on practical toy storage that looks great so please let me know if you have found any gems that might work with my colour theme. I will post a picture of the finished room once we are done.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for VELUX



  1. Julia
    May 2, 2016 / 10:52

    Sounds a good project

  2. May 4, 2016 / 03:30

    Your floor plan is so inviting–what a great “shell” you e to work with! I love the pops of bright you intend to put about the room, especially the skylight shade! So pretty and so bold! Good luck!



  3. May 4, 2016 / 19:29

    family space is exactly what we want in the new house. we have a large kitchen diner and separate dining room. plan is to knock it all through and add an extension with lots of sky lights/windows. airy and light. cant wait šŸ™‚

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