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11/03/2013 at 18:43
I just put this in BT but i know lots of you with slightly older kids don't venture in there much so thought i'd put it on here too and see if you lot can help me out.
If all goes to plan we will be moving in the near future and new house has a playroom. I'm quite excited about this as our current place is open play downstairs, which has its pros but also means there are toys taking over the place and no where to shut them off.
So those who have playrooms, what sort of set up do you have? I have one IKEA multi compartment storage unit which will go in there and a smaller one too. I will also want a bookshelf i think, and possibly another storage thingy. Possibly a Trofast? I also think we will get a sofa bed to go in there so it can double up if we have people to stay. My mum has a small table and chairs she's been storing at hers for P and come the time we move i think she'll be at the stage to use them. Do you have a tv/dvd player for them to watch tv etc when in there? I'm in 2 minds about this.
I'm also thinking some bright and fun (and possibly slightly educational!) prints for the wall??
Can you tell i'm excited about the new house? Am leaving H to the dull financial organising stuff and mostly browsing house decorating websites hehe!
11/03/2013 at 18:48
We are in the process of building one! Vvvv excited.
Your ideas are similar to mine, we are having hard wearing Lino or something that can be mopped. A sofa, a small desk with some chairs, I have 2 trofast a already so may get a smaller one too.
They are having a tv and the wii is going in too.
Bright colours on the walls,
Bright curtains (not blinds),
11/03/2013 at 19:30
Our conservatory is our playroom, so not really painted as it's mainly glass.
We have a sofa, TV/DVD/gaming area (3 of our 4 kids are aged 5-9), and a table and chairs. Storage wise, all we have ATM is J's ball pool, and a couple of pop up toy boxes.
It's a stone floor, so covered in rugs. There is also a CD player/ipod dock, as the kids Birthday parties are held in there.
If it was a normal room, i'd just let the kids go mad with paint.
11/03/2013 at 19:38
You can get chalk paint which you paint on the wall and can be used like a chalk board. - Might be fun for a place she can draw on again and again. Or maybe a whiteboard which will be a simlar idea.
11/03/2013 at 19:42
I'm jealous, I so want a playroom.
My mam is a childminder and in hers she's has a settee, a huge book case, 2 big Ikea storage units, a TV on the wall, the toy kitchen below the tv and a small table and chairs.
In my fantasy playroom, I would have a tv/dvd/gaming area, a desk for the laptop and drawing etc. I would want a few storage units as all J's toys would go in there. I would want it nice and brightly painted with something like height charts and alphabet posters etc on the wall. I like carpet so I think I would have carpet on the floor, if your not keen on that I would have laminate with a big rug in the middle.
11/03/2013 at 20:43
Oooo i like the chalk board idea. Going to see where i can find those! There is carpet in the room at the moment and we aren't sure whats under there atthe moment, we might take quite a few carpets up in the downstairs. It'll either be lots of rugs or big foam play mats i think.
11/03/2013 at 20:53
I read the title and totally mis-read 'Playroom'.
Damn you Fifty Shades!
11/03/2013 at 21:15
Ahahahahaa PZ! Noooooooooooooo!! Gives the wipe clean floor CP suggested a whole new meaning.....and the 'educational' posters come to think of it!
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