We've been recently charged with decorating our nephew's playroom, so we're doing a lot of research, especially over at OhDeeDoh. Since we have very little experience with toddlers, we're wondering: what works in a playroom and what doesn't?
For example, we've seen a lot of chalkboard walls in the usual decor magazines. So, we casually asked a few friends who are parents about this trend, and we were surprised what most of them said. The general consensus is that a chalkboard leads to a bigger mess that goes beyond walls (i.e., chalky handprints in the hallways, chalk smushed in the rug, etc).
Anyone have any tips on how to create a successful play room for both kids (playing) and parents (cleaning)?