4 weeks ago
Shop Our Basement Playroom and Family Room
I shared our basement before and after two years ago and today, want to share some updates I made over the last year. This was such a fun space to create for my girls and in an effort to make the space one we could all enjoy, I ordered some new art for the mantel and switched out our throw pillows. Since I get asked about our wallpaper and play table often enough, I wanted to do that thing I do where I share all the sources so when you come to my blog and search “playroom wallpaper, baskets, or rug” this post will show up. This is me organizing my blog the way I just organized my fridge.
First, a few notes on this room. We had the floor laid over the tile (it’s from Divine Flooring but the exact floor is no longer available), painted the walls, and added Parisian mural. A few months ago, I moved the kitchen and table, created a little reading nook, and just this week, added a craft station. New art above the mantel and some fresh throw pillows added something that felt like “us” in the space since the girls have clearly taken over.
More on our stairs in this post
The girls love our play kitchen – it’s one of our most-used toys since Margot loves play food, and it’s the perfect height for Kate to stand at, too. We have the larger 3 piece kitchen and I’d say the smaller one is probably fine. If you want to save a little bit, skip the fridge – it’s a glorified shelf that you don’t have to have. The wallpaper was added after I found out we were having another girl since it’s a little feminine. We were married in Paris and Margot loves pretending she’s going “on holiday” (big Peppa fan). We previously had a rug in this area but the play mat is so easy to wipe clean which is ideal for crafts, and it’s really cushy, too.
The craft area was a little dull, so I made the wall a lot more fun adding bins, pegs, and a bookshelf for the books we’re reading that week. I ordered some seasonal/themed felt garlands that I’ll switch out, too.
Our market cart is from Target and has since sold out, but I found a few similar ones. It’s such a great little spot for holding Margot’s play food and treats – we love it.