I have the big OK to change our spare room (currently a guest room) into a playroom for the boys! (Husband took a bit of convincing because, er, I only made it a guest room fairly recently…oops ;)). But it will mean the rest of our house should look more like a house again, rather than a toy store. I’ve shared my living room with a Thomas the Tank Engine trainset table and Fisher Price Laugh & Learn house for the past three years, and I’m a bit over it!
It means a fair bit of rearranging furniture to clear the guest room, and I think I’ll have to sell a couple of pieces of furniture too, like an old chest of drawers. Actually I WILL have to sell a couple of pieces, to help fund the new decor for the playroom…
(And no we won’t pack any guests off to the local hotel. We do have a sofa bed in the lounge room.)
The upside is the room was repainted a few months ago, so it’s still fresh and a neutral colour. The downside is the room is really small, so I’ll have to be smart about how things are placed.
That said, I always check out wall decals first. I’ve used them in James’s bedroom and they look awesome! I have always loved the tree designs. Here are some off Etsy. There’s also some really cool retro car designs too, and some quote decals.
So some of these are a little pricey, but it’s all in the name of research, right?
Spring trees, $145US, Smiley Walls
Owl Tree, $170US, Decor Designs
Animal Friends in Woodland, $185US, NouWall
VW, $45US, Badass Custom Decals
Old Car, $44US, Tezis
Help with sibling battles over toys? Hug O War Poem, $39US, Kids Corner
One for the boys. Nothing Like a Boy, $40US, Kids Corner