Do you have a room reserved for play in your house?
In our old house, the one we sold before building our current one, we had a loft area that I turned into a playroom for our nephews, A and B. It did not take very much money or effort to put that room together-I borrowed some toys and books, a book shelf, and rocking horse from my sister (their mommy) to fill the space. She was more than happy to get rid of that excess from her own home. The best part of that room was the wall I painted with chalkboard paint (a $10 investment at Lowes)-it added a burst of whimsy and fun and it kept the little ones occupied for good periods of time.
If you have wee ones at your home, consider finding a space to transform into a playroom just for them. It doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. It’s okay to just keep it simple.
Get inspired by these beautiful pictures from Better Homes and Gardens! While you don’t need to take the time to paint your ceilings sky blue or invest in the fancy furniture shown in these photos, you can take away the idea that a splash of bright color goes a long way toward a fun and inspiring space. Painted furniture, as shown here, could be recreated with pieces you already own (or snag from a garage sale, or goodwill, or a friend) and a gallon of brilliant blue or grassy green paint.
Children’s‘ own artwork provides the perfect, priceless (in more ways than one) artwork to dress up the walls. You could create a curtained-stage as seen here buy buying an inexpensive shower curtain or two, or if you are a sewer, some great fabric.
Chalkboard paint is so inexpensive, and trust me, little ones will love it.
Now if I only had a day off of work to unleash my inner 7 year-old to play all day long, with breaks for cookies and milk, and nice long afternoon nap.