their spaces and stepped out of her comfort zone a little bit with colors.
The kids rooms have a little bit more of a modern feel, compared to the rest of Brittany’s home which more farmhouse style. She tried to style each room with vintage and hand-me-down pieces to help tie them in to the rest of the house. Both rooms are also painted the same color as the rest of the house so that helps them flow together too.
She found that the kids were getting super distracted by toys while they were trying to get them to wind down for nap time or bedtime. Because of that she wanted their room to be free of distractions and filled with more beneficial things that helped promote quiet time, like lots and lots of books. In the playroom each toy has a place, its own basket on its own shelf.
The playroom also serves the purpose of their homeschool room, she I tries to keep it organized that way things can be found quickly and easily. Every couple of months Brittany will go
through the toys while the boys are napping and fill a donation box with things they haven’t played with in a while. The boys never know they are missing and it helps keep the mass of toys they always seem to be collecting under control.
her main inspiration was for the kid space. She said it was those triangle vinyl decals from Urban Walls. She had seen them all over Instagram and Pinterest and just loved how easy and fun they were. They add that dramatic effect of an accent wall, but they don’t take the same commitment that say paint or wallpaper would.
In the playroom she planned
the room around Ikea’s ABC poster that is hanging above the craft cart. She loved the colors in it. It is bright and fun and she wanted the playroom to reflect that.
It was also really
important to her to have a full chalkboard wall in one of the rooms. In their
previous home they had one in their kitchen and she loved to sit and doodle
with the boys. She said “It was just a lot of fun for us and I was really sad
to leave it behind when we moved.”
Brittany shopped Ikea
and flea markets for her kids space. She scored the boy’s beds at a garage sale for $10, a little paint and they were good as new. Their bed side table, which is a vintage school desk she got at a flea market for $5. The kitchen in the playroom is from Ikea and Brittany adores it.
I asked Brittany what her son’s favorite part of their kid space
was and she said it was the rocket ship tent that she bought from Land of Nod and it is actually their favorite spot in the entire house. They love curling up inside of it with a book, their iPad, or a flashlight at night. It’s ALWAYS their first and only hiding when we play hide-n-seek.