Now You See Them, Now You Don't: Toy Solution

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Well, we went ahead and fully embraced the "playroom." All things adult are gone and it is now all about the kids. The only problem I had with doing this changeover was that the room connects to our formal dining and entry-way. My solution to this dilemma? CURTAINS!...about $20 dollars worth of Ikea curtain panels to be exact. 


I hung 4 total panels so that the drapes would appear more full and so that they would close completely across the opening when needed. Some gold finials and gold tie backs complete the look.

When we are having a nice dinner or the playroom is out of control, you can simply close the drapes like it doesn't even exist! 

 Now you see the the you don't! I think it is a good compromise solution for our home right now. I was worried it would be make both spaces feel smaller, but it really doesn't. I am still working on a few personal touches to complete the look of the playroom. The kids have LOVED having a space all to themselves and appreciate the whimsical touches as opposed to the formal that used to be in there.  I will give a better tour once they are they are finished!

Do you try to hide the toys in your home, or do you just embrace them? I have tried both, and I am a happier Momma when they are contained to one area. Would love to hear your thoughts!



  1. What a great idea. Our house has the exact layout in the front, with just a "catch all room" connected to our dining room, all connected to the entry way. We had dreams of having a real PLAYROOM, but I hate that it's the first thing people see when coming to our home, and I didn't like that it shared space with or dining room! I might have to borrow your idea. I have thought about french doors from the entry to the "playroom" but you can still see through those....and this is much more economical, which the husband will love =) You're so good. As soon as we are ready to do it all, I'm calling on you for several room boards!

    1. Thank you! It is hard to give up a room completely to toys, but seeing how happy the kids are, makes it worth it. My room is also attached to the kitchen. I love that I can keep an eye on them while I am cooking too. Maybe someday it will be a pretty place for coffee or cocktails?!?!


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