It’s a gloomy morning outside, Natalie is napping, and I realized I haven’t blogged in a while… so I decided it would be a good time to cuddle up on the couch and share a bit more about the new house.
One of the nice things about this house is having more bedrooms, but since we don’t need them all for sleeping in right now, we decided to use one as a playroom for Natalie.
The inspiration for this room came, in large part, from this beautiful quilt. It was a gift made for Natalie by one of my best friend’s mom. I love the colors and patterns and the sweet expressions on the faces of the birds.
My mom found a curtain hanger with cute little owls on the end (hard to see in the picture above) and we hung the quilt on the wall. It looks so pretty.
My mom also had an adorable set of woodland themed wall clings which tied in with the birds and owls on the quilt.
You can see the owl (with a sleepy face!) and the bear and bumble bees in the first two pictures. This little fox is my personal favorite…
… while Natalie is a big fan of the fawn, who she likes to give kisses to.
There’s also a cute racoon hanging out above the other window, on the same wall as the quilt.
On the opposite wall there’s a set of hanging crates as well as a crate on the floor for easy access to stuffed animals.
The crates are all from Christmas Tree Shop and we used those 3M velcro strips to hang them on the wall. They won’t hold much weight, but they can house a few decorations, as well as add some neat dimension to the wall. (The squirrel hiding out above one of the crates is another favorite of mine!)
For the most part the floor is clear, leaving lots of space to crawl around and play. The closet has a shelving unit with toys, books, and some decorations.
The set of bins on the second shelf from the bottom are also from Christmas Tree Shop (that place has all kinds of fun stuff!) and are easy to grab for Natalie to play with. She’s at that stage where she loves taking things out of boxes, so they provide some good entertainment.
The princess books (top shelf) are another favorite because they’re the perfect size for her little hands.
Since Natalie is also a big fan of music, I made sure to put a radio in there. I can play music from the iPod or the radio, but I can also close the closet to keep the cords mostly hidden as needed.
I love having this room to play in with Natalie. Although we often hang out downstairs, it’s nice to have a change of scenery and some different toys for entertainment. Now that she’s on the move, it’s also a (generally) safe place for her to crawl and explore.
I’m really happy with how our woodland playroom turned out!