The last year has seen lots of changes to our house here in Yorkshire… and more to come.
To give you the quick low down, I took out most of the cream carpets despite only having them in for a year because cream carpets (need I say more) and I’m so indecisive at the best of times. I opted for wooden floors in the end which I should have plumped for from the start…Next I changed the blinds, had curtains made up for pretty much all the rooms (I’ll share these soon along with my two boys’ bedrooms reveal) and soon, Wickes are kindly gifting us a new bathroom.
The house was pretty much perfect when we bought it with a brand new kitchen (that sold it to us) and was just in need of a repaint all over- but as with my wardrobe, I like to keep our home decor here evolving and tend to have it painted several times a year to keep it fresh- and as I said before, to help keep this indecisive Mama happy.
We’ve moved several times over the years and to several cities too. Each time, I’ve switched up and played with our style depending on the place and area we took residence in-our Barnes place had a more country style vibe going on with oak furniture and cream walls (which stayed cream thanks to no kids until Oliver came along)…Clifton Village in Bristol was our next move sand aw us living in a minimalist style ground floor apartment we loved-it was however more show home than family home if I’m honest but worked for the 6 months we lived there before buying a house in Yorkshire.
But onwards to today and I’m sharing our newly revamped, super tidy (only took me two days!) playroom. Although the boys who are 6 and 4 are lucky to have a lot of space in their bedrooms, I like to be strict about keeping toys out of the lounge and kitchen where possible, keeping them contained to their playroom and the garden when the weather allows.
Thank goodness for a big garage too which I also reorganised and had professionally cleaned recently. This mama is on a roll!
And doesn’t it look pretty?!
I bought new pieces to help us become organised, packed two cars’ worth of toys and books for local charity shops and I sifted, sorted and coordinated toys into trays and boxes.
I actually love arranging the children’s toys and wardrobes, there’s a certain satisfaction that comes from getting lige in order and they’ve been so good about clearing away the toys and putting them back in their boxes so items aren’t lost or discarded.
I adore these items from JoJo Maman and literally had no clue they did nursery items until I Googled pieces.
The JoJo Maman white play table with storage boxes (£125) is the perfect play station. The large surface is perfect for drawing and other craft activities and as the large storage boxes are tucked away under the table, they’re great space savers too.
Their white toy sorter (£85) is also a playroom essential. It comes with colourful boxes that are great for keeping toys organised while keeping your kids playroom or bedroom free from clutter.
The huge wooden toy chest was from IKEA last year. Globe where we plot our travels was bought last Christmas in Homebase.
I adore the natural wood table and chairs in the centre (first photo) named the Tidlo Safari Animal Table (£54) with matching animal themed chairs (£26 each). It’s a real hit with my little safari fans!
Smiggle recently sent the boys some super stationery and they love writing and drawing on this table and our kitchen one with their super items!
And how beautiful is the Tidy Books Children’s Books Box?!
It’s the ideal addition to the downstairs playroom, ensuring books are easily to hand for both boys.
We’ve curated the boys’ favourite books for downstairs over the last few weeks and have a little library style rotation in progress so books change almost weekly to keep the kids engaged.
Both my boys adore reading and I love catching Xander perched on a chair at his little table pretend-reading to himself as he invents stories from the picture books.
Oliver often reads to him too when back from school and there’s nothing more touching than watching your eldest child read to your youngest, both faces full of joy.
…This Tidy Books Box is perfect for toddlers or school aged children and the play clock (which is removable) has helped Oliver learn to tell the time too. Brilliant.
Chic, well made and able to hold a whopping 40 books of different shapes and sizes too, this is ideal for our new playroom and we simply can’t recommend it enough.
Luckily, you can win one for yourself by simply entering the competition via Rafflecopter below.
I hope you like our playroom, I’d love to read your comments!
Ends October 31st 2016.
No cash alternative.
If the winner does not respond within 7 days, another random winner will be selected.