Are you looking for inspiring playroom ideas? These practical toy organization tips along with the playroom reveal will leave you feeling super inspired.
If you follow me on instagram – where I share my projects in real time – you may remember we finished our basement playroom for our kiddo’s for Christmas. Now that the playroom is officially finished, it’s time to share the playroom reveal with YOU!
This room is tiny, but it’s one of my most loved parts about our basement layout. I am so happy with the way the playroom came together and I’m completely overjoyed that my kids have a dedicated space in our basement.
This room will be one of those rooms that adapts and grows with us. Over there years, it will serve many purposes and have many functions, but for right now its sole purpose is a bright and joy filled room for my kiddos to play their hearts out.
Now before I share the playroom reveal, I want to share a few toy organization tips for you to take away from this post.
MY TOP TOY ORGANIZATION TIPS
1. Simple Storage
- The simpler the storage, the better. Why? Because it’s more likely your children will be able to clean up independently. Trust me, I learned this the hard way. Think bins without lids that have plenty of room to hold what’s meant to go in them. Skip bins that are so full it’s like a puzzle trying to get the toys to fit inside. Why? Because you’ll be the one cleaning it up all the time (I know this from experience).
2. Utilize Vertical Space
- If you have a small space, like our playroom, utilizing vertical space buys you more real estate. You’re able to get items up off the floor and onto the wall leaving more floor space for play. Vertical storage also doubles as wall art. In our playroom we used vertical storage for books. You could use similar shelves to display and store dinosaurs, trucks, dolls, action figures, etc.
3. Less is More
- More toys does not always mean more play. Be intentional about the quantity and quality of the toys. Just because Grandma gave your kid something for their 3rd birthday, doesn’t mean it has to stay in your home forever. When deciding on what toys to keep or purchase, think about the type of play you want your children to engage in, as well as their individual interests.
4. Get Your Children Involved
- When deciding on an organization system for your children – get them involved. Depending on their age, you can ask them how they prefer their toys to be organized. At the very least, have them help set up the organization system so they become familiar with where all the toys go – it’s like a clean up practice run.
5. Make Toy Organization A Regular Habit
- Let’s be honest, there are always new toys coming in. So, make it a habit of regularly going through your children’s toys. Donate or sell toys your children have grown out of or no longer seem to be enjoying. If you have multiple items of the same toy or toy group, down size the collection or rotate toys weekly or monthly – whatever works for you and your child.
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Ok, onto the playroom REVEAL! At the end of the post I will link any available sources and point out DIY projects, which I will highlight in the coming weeks. For now, check out the playroom.
I hope these playroom pics and toy organization tips get the inspiration flowing for you. Thanks for reading! If you want to come back to this later, be sure to save it to Pinterest.
PLAYROOM SOURCE LIST
- Toy Storage: IKEA Bookshelf with IKEA Bookshelf
- Book Storage: IKEA Picture Ledges
- Artwork: Made by Smallwoods Home. Designed by me – click here to download the images.
- Rug: nuLOOM Moroccan Blythe Area Rug
- Play Couch: Nugget in Submarine
- Play Furniture: Purchased second hand & painted with Fusion Mineral Paint in Inglenook
Here are a few similar (not exact) playroom sources, as well as some of the toys you’ll find in the IKEA baskets. Just click on any of the product images for full details!
PLAYROOM DIY PROJECT LIST
- DIY Rainbow Slat Wall (tutorial to come)
- IKEA Kallax Bookshelf Hack (tutorial to come)
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