3. WE LOVE READING:
Creating an amazing cozy reading nook to encourage kids to read, is one of the most important aspects of a playroom. I love the idea of the different shelf levels in the tree trunk, so that the youngest child who is 18 months, can keep his books on the lower shelf and allow the older kids to keep their books higher up out of reach of their younger siblings. This can be recreated with any wall shelf system and allows for a special spot for each to put their own items, which children love. By creating a whimsical place where the kids can sit with their favourite cushions and toys, we were able to bring the feeling of a magical story book to life.
4. STORAGE, STORAGE, STORAGE:
Any kid’s space, no matter their age or sex must have heaps of different storage options. Larger storage or toy boxes like the Ikea Stova’s, are the best way to hide all the messy, small pieces and visually horrendous toys our kids like to ‘keep’. Open storage, like the floor baskets and lower shelving are great for everyday items that can easily be packed away for everyday use. Higher shelving is perfect to display all the stylish and keepsake items that we don’t want to be in reach of any little fingers and all the toys that work beautifully in the room and allow for a little visual styling that complements the room… (or for the adults that need a stylish visual focus when in the playroom, amongst the clutter and mess).