If, like me, you only have a corner or small area to work with, it’s all about finding the perfect chair. Yes, make it a statement piece, but be sure it’s comfy too! Here are some ideas I found on pinterest;
Do your kids have a reading nook, play nook or special place they escape to?
Our fab follower Leanne asked us for some ideas on displaying and storing Lego for her little man. We know this is a common problem (it’s up there with how to store kids artwork!) so we did some snooping around and came up with these inspired ideas.
This one provides a constantly changing artwork for the wall. Simply remove the glass from an existing frame (or maybe the kids have already done this accidentally for you!) and voila! Courtesy of 2 little superheroes.
These plain white shelves make the perfect backdrop for all the latest Lego creations to pop, as do the glossy red shelves and black boxes below.
Image courtesy of minifigfun.wordpress.com
Now, I know you will all be rolling your eyes at the thought of dusting these BUT how fabulous do they look??? Image courtesy of ohdeedoh.comAnd for storage ideas to help avoid those middle of the night foot injuries, how about this great desk design from IKEA hackers (if you love IKEA furniture be sure to check out this site for awesome ideas on modifying store bought designs);
If your little one is TOTALLY obsessed and the odd framed artwork or storage box just wont cut it, then this may be the answer to your prayers …
I’ve been scouting around pinterest for a while now seeking inspiration for our new playroom. Yup, call us crazy but we have moved all three boys into one “sleeping room” with the goal of giving them a dedicated play space in the other bedroom.
Here are my favourite inspiring images … you can find them all, including links, on my pinterest board ”stuff for kids (home)” …
1. Loving a bit of blackboard action, although will need to stock up on dustless chalk to save my own sanity!
2. Gorgeous seating options – we currently have a day bed which will also serve as a spare bed for visitors and sleepovers. More on day beds later.
3. Another staple piece of furniture we have is the IKEA expedit bookshelf. They are hard to beat when it comes to affordable, stylish storage for kids stuff.
4. Our littlest guy (2) is right into trains at the moment and we love the idea of having a permanent track set up for him (or at least a dedicated table for him to create, and keep, a masterpiece design). This one is brilliant.
5. And just for fun …
Do you have a dedicated play space or play room? What are your ‘must have’ tips?
I am on an organisation MISSION this week – sorting toys, paperwork, clothes, artwork … you name it! I’ll be blogging about it in detail when I get a second but in the meantime am just sharing some of my favourite ideas in a snapshot.
These hanging shoe storage pockets make a great home for all those ‘bitsy’ pieces – much better than the floor!
And a good ole dishwashing rack makes a great place to store favourite colouring books and pencils.
I have admired these cupboards for some time now and thought you might all love them too. They were designed by Marie-Louise Groot of The Ever-So-Stylish-Netherlands brand Kast Van Een Huis when she was decorating her nursery and could not find shelves or cupboards she liked.
Marie created unique facades that hide shelves and hanging space inside.
A room can be converted to a whimsical small town whilst remaining practical. You’ve got to love that!
When I was little, my sisters and I would create all kinds of teeny tiny dolly furniture from cotton reels and matchboxes. If only we’d had one of these fab book shelf conversions to house them all in!
image courtesy of diaperstylememoirs.com
This one comes complete with carefully chosen wallpaper, wooden train track garden path and stacked books for stairs. These home owners have also added a roof line and chimney using thumb tacks and string. Oh the possibilities!
I can’t crochet. I can’t knit, and I can’t really sew unless we count the turtle cushion I made in Year 8 Home Economics class (yes, I am that old).
If I could crochet, this would totally (like, totally) be my next project. A crochet playground! How amazing is it?
images courtesy of playscapes.com
Terribly talented Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam is the artist behind this incredible Rainbow Net playground at the Hakone Sculpture Park, Japan. The idea for the crochet playscape happened by accident, after Toshiko observed two little kids interacting with a crochet art installation she had on exhibit.
For the moment, I might just try a crochet square coaster … or maybe a scarf …