I am so excited!! Today is the first day of the Spring 2021 One Room Challenge in Partnership with Better Homes & Garden. I am so excited to be a guest participant again this year! Last year, I worked on my daughter, Addison’s room. You can see the final blog post here if you want to check that out! This year I will be tackling my kids’ playroom and transitioning it into more of a TV/homework space. It’s been a long time in coming, so I am excited to be working on making this a room that works for them and for me. Ok, let’s get started with this One Room Challenge.
When we bought this house about 3 years ago, this room used to be an open and sunken formal living room. We raised the floor, added the walls and doors and tada, we had a playroom for our kids who were 8, 6 & 4 at the time. A playroom was needed since their rooms are on the smaller side and we have just one living space. At that time, I wanted a place for them to watch TV when we had friends or play with their cousins. But as they have gotten older and they play with less and less toys and need a place to do homework, I need this room to grow up and change with them. To be honest, I never even finished this room when we moved it. We bought a new sleeper sofa for guests and then brought over everything from our previous home’s playroom and that room never got fully designed either. It’s become more of a dump space for cast off toys and too many legos. I feel like it’s kind of the forgotten room that is finally getting the attention it deserves.
Where to even start on this space…I feel like there is a lot to get done and this list might get larger and more complicated as this process goes on, but here is what I am hoping we can get done over the next 6 weeks.
I am still trying to decide how much input I want the kids to have in this space. Should I just design most of it and then let them decide some of it? Do I need to ask them what colors they want? The control freak in me says that I get to make most of the decisions and then give them some options on some things down the road. I also feel like I am all over the place in my design vision as well. Do I want something light and bright and fun or dark and moody, but have some color?? The pillow in front caught my eye a while ago and I can’t get it out of my mind. I feel like I really like the color and it could be fun in a kids’ TV room.
I really like the color palette below. It feels neutral and warm and a little sophisticated, but with the right patterns it can still be kid friendly.
I love the colors in this room below from Identite Collective. I think they feel playroom, while still feeling a little more grown up and a space that I would happy with if the door to the playroom is open when people walk through the front door.
I feel like these color inspirations will help me start to plan out the look I want this space to have and hopefully by next week I will have the start of a design board and more inspiration photos of the type of space I am hoping to create.
In the meantime, make sure you check out the featured designers and other fellow guest designers. There are some really great projects going on! I am so thankful to be a part of this and I can’t wait to take you along on this room makeover over the next few weeks!
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Brittany Krupnik is a real estate investor, designer and home stager. She creates spaces where life can be enjoyed - whether that is reimagining a space and bringing it back to life through flipping, helping someone envision themselves and the life they can have in a new home through staging or designing a vacation rental that serves as the backdrop for families and friends to create memories.
Brittany has staged over 500 homes and designed over 250 homes. When she is not designing, you can find her reading, traveling or trying out a new restaurant. She lives in Tempe, Arizona with her husband and 3 kids.
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