A Cheery Room Just for the Kids

My Playroom

Name: Wren (4), Owen (17 months)
Location: San Diego, CA

We have a really awkward den/bedroom right off the front entryway of our home. It is a fairly small room, but it is long and narrow. When we moved in we thought that it would be a challenge to decorate, but my husband suggested that maybe it would make a good playroom for our kids.

I am defintinely not a deocrator by any means...I just wanted the room to be fun, bright and a special place in our home that belonged just to the kids. We wanted them to feel free to jump, play, draw, read and do whatever they like in their special room. I also wanted to furnish /decorate the room on the cheap. The total cost of decorating the entire room including the furniture was less than $500.

We had a lot of fun putting the room together and it is great to have all of the toys contained to one designated area.

Source List:

  • Paint: Behr: Dolphin Fin
  • Bookcase: Ikea Expedit
  • Curtains: Ikea
  • Lamp: Homegoods
  • Prints: Etsy - Katie Daisy
  • Keep Calm Print: Homegoods
  • Rug: Ikea
  • Kids Table and Chairs: Ikea
  • Paper Birds: Etsy
  • Clock: Ikea
  • Elephant Wall decal: Marshalls clearance section
  • Light fixture: Ikea

Thanks Cindy!

(Images: reader Cindy)

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.

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