Slowly but surely our playroom is coming together, and I wanted to share a little progress with you guys today! One of my favorite parts of our house is our large sunroom. For the longest time it was the dog’s space, since it was easy to put up a gate and contain him from the rest of the house when we needed. When he went to live with another family (still miss him so much!), we knew we wanted to turn the sunroom into our playroom. It is huge, so there is also a sitting space I’m working on decorating on the opposite end of the room, our laundry closet, and a separate nook that is Piper’s “kitchen.” Since there are so many separate spaces in this room, I’ve kind of been focusing on one at a time when it comes to decor.
We spend so much time in this room, and I love having a place where we can keep all of Piper’s toys. I love the size of this tent. It fits perfectly into the corner of the room and doesn’t take too much space. It’s the perfect spot to read books or hide and seek ;). We found these little animal heads at Target, and I think they are so fun for a kid’s space.
Since this play area is really built around the corner of the room, I had trouble finding the right rug. A normal rectangular rug felt awkward with the tent corner and didn’t define the space in a way I was hoping. We tried a square rug, which also worked, but when I spotted this circular jute rug from Natural Area Rugs, I knew it was just what I was looking for to define the play corner. Since it is neutral, I knew we could build upon it with color. When we moved things around in Piper’s room when we transitioned it to more of a toddler room, we moved her rug to the playrom. I love the layered rug look, so we laid it on top of the jute rug for a real ‘boho’ feeling.
We still need to get some baskets for extra storage, and find some pillows I like a better for the tent. I also might add a plant that Piper can care for to work on teaching her about responsibility and taking care of things. We’ll see. I myself struggle to keep them alive.