Our Home: The Playroom

*There’s a giveaway at the bottom of this post for one of my favorite items in this room.

I thought I’d kick off the home tour with a really fun room that is fun for the whole family.

The playroom is located around the corner once you get to the top of the stairs. We designed it on the plans like an upstairs den. It has three full walls, and the missing wall is open to the hallway that leads to the upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms.

We love that it’s an easy place for all of us to sit and hang out while the boys play, and someday when they don’t really play with toys anymore, it can be a place for them to sit and watch TV or play video games (do they really have to grow up and do that someday? ha!) and hang out with their friends. I love that it’s not closed off and feels open and bright.

The boys and I cleaned it up so we could take some pictures of it last week. It gets cleaned up every night before bed, but during the day you can imagine what it looks like.



This storage system from Land of Nod was the only new thing we got for this room. It is the perfect solution to tiny toys, books, movies, and really helps us stay organized.

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The polka dot rug was in the nursery at the old house and I love that we got to find a new home for it at the new house. And Truffles the dog was a baby present for Hudson when he was born.


If you’ve been reading for a while, you remember this monkey from Hudson’s monthly updates. And the Happy Land pillow may be my favorite thing in the world! I got the pillow last summer when my mom and I were at market and I couldn’t wait to put it in the new playroom.

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Sweet little Fiona is my shadow, so it’s remarkable she only made it into one photo!


The sofa was the very first piece of furniture we bought for our old house. It lived in our living room for five years and  we moved it up to the playroom when we moved in here. It will probably need to be recovered someday, but it is so comfy. And it’s my favorite nap spot!


The green glider was in the nursery at the old house, too. I like that we were able to have enough seating in the playroom for when we have play dates and a few parents are hanging out in this room.




Resources and Information:

Paint color: Sherwin Williams Sea Salt cut to 50%

Sofa: Bernhardt (this sofa was in our living room in the old house)

Kids’ Chairs: Pottery Barn Anywhere Chair in large and extra large

Rug: Pottery Barn (this was the rug used in Hudson’s and Hayes’s nursery in the old house)

Storage system: c/o Land of Nod

Belonging Sign: House of Belonging

Nautical Pillow and Happy Land Pillow: Peking Handicraft (Happy Land pillow available at Heart and Home Collection)

Large Monkey and Large Stuffed Dog: Jelly Cats

Animal Artwork: Old Art Guy (oldartguy.com)

If you have any questions about the room, leave them in the comments and I’ll respond there.

Okay, so now for the giveaway! You can find the Happy Land pillow at Heart & Home Collection. But one of you can win one by entering the Rafflecopter below!

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  1. says

    This is such a beautiful space Erin. I bet you love curling up on that couch while your boys run wild! And I’m dying over that happyland pillow. Best thing I’ve seen in a awhile!

  2. Stephanie says

    I love your playroom, what a great space for kids & adults! I love the sign over the couch, could you tell is where your found it? Can’t wait to see the rest of your house tour!!

  3. says

    I never enter giveaways but I’m so obsessed with that pillow that I entered. Love the playroom! I am excited to have a playspace eventually. Someone suggested turning our dining room into a playroom but I can’t handle life without a dining room!

  4. Courtney says

    I love the whole room, but I think my favorite thing is the blue and green striped toy bucket. (I’m obsessed with blue and green, even eight years after I used them for my wedding colors!) Where is the bucket from?

  5. says

    I love this room! The art and words behind the couch are perfect! And I love the happy land pillow too! I have to admit I’d love a picture of what it looks like during the day. I’m so impressed you clean it every night!

  6. Heather Breeden says

    My little guy loves Bruder trucks too. I can’t wait to see the rest of your home after seeing the playroom! Thank you for sharing with us! Love that pillow! I’ve entered the giveaway!

  7. says

    such a fun room. and i’m sure you don’t want to think about it, but years from now when those boys have dates over – you’ll be happy that room is so open 😉

    • says

      Sister! You said it and read my mind. 🙂 When we were house hunting and then going through this process, we felt really strongly about not having a playroom/rec room where they could be completely away from the family. Definitely thankful for the openness! ha!

  8. says

    I love your playroom. It looks comfortable and useful, two of my favorite attributes in a room. That nailhead trim on your couch is beautiful. I have a Hudson too and I enjoy reading about yours. Mine is starting kindergarten in the fall, yikes!

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