Our playroom has needed some serious attention and my motivation to complete this room has been subpar, so what better way to motivate myself than to participate as a guest for the Better Homes & Garden One Room Challenge.
I seriously can’t believe I am about to show you pictures of this space in its current disarray. But let’s get real, this is real life! Not every space is put together, and sometimes we need that extra kick in the rear end to get it done. That is why I am participating in this event.
My Goals for the Space
I really want to make this playroom an extended living area from downstairs, while allowing Little Miss to have the leisure to play with her toys. (Yes, I know she has a lot… That’s what happens when you are the only grandkid on one side of the family!)
I want to have this place be functional while still continuing the aesthetic throughout my home. I am also trying to keep this room refresh as practical as possible as far as spending. It’s not a showroom, it’s a place for us to spend time as a family.
We will be adding a TV. That way Little Miss can play while The Hubster and I watch. This makes it so we can utilize the space more than we previously have in the past. The biggest change we will be adding is seating. We haven’t utilized this space because of the lack of seating. By adding a sectional, this will really make a difference in this space.
To continue the aesthetic from downstairs, I’m planning on creating a beam to distinguish the space upstairs and to carry out the same aesthetic from the two beams we currently have downstairs. I will be painting the walls white and creating a faux concrete wall with Portola Paints Roman Clay. The white cubical shelves will be painted as well as the black media console in a dark charcoal gray that will have a wood treatment on top to make it look more like a solid unit.
We plan on adding a few floating shelves that will function for Little Miss’s toys as both shelf decor and play. I’m going to be adding lots of neutrals in this space to allow for the colors of the toys to pop and be the focal point of the playroom. We will want to remove Hazel’s kennel and build a stronger stair gate at the top to compensate. Toy organization will have to happen and once I have the sectional placed, donations will occur.
I will be updating you each Thursday for the next eight weeks on the progress I have made throughout the week in the playroom. Most updates will be on Instagram, so if you aren’t following me there, make sure you do! If you want to see other amazing transformations, make sure to click here.