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As many reading will know, we moved house recently and have been doing bits and pieces to it since. We’re very luckily to have a playroom beside the kitchen and want it to be a safe fun place for baby H.

We put a lot of thought into the playroom because, let’s face it…
(Playroom + Baby safety) x lots of fun decorations = Happy Mummy + Happy Baby

We deliberated over the colour we wanted. Something, fairly light, greyish, definitely not magnolia! So after a few tester posts, we have painted H’s playroom this colour, Putty:

Homebase Home of Colour Putty (?14.99 for 2.5l). It’s exactly what we wanted, exactly what was in my head. Win!

We’ve added coving from Wickes 127mm coving (?21.49 for a pack of 5). Hubby also recommends using a coving mitre box (Coveasy – The foolproof coving mitre box.) which makes cutting the coving a doddle.

We also bought a radiator cover to protect H’s little hands from the heat from Homebase.

We haven’t added curtains or blinds yet, but as there is a door and window together we’re going round in circles trying to decide. I think blinds will have a nice clean look (with one blind for the window and a really long one for the door). But I so love curtains like these:

  1. Catherine Lansfield Owl Curtains – Pink (Amazon)
  2. Fairy Castle Curtains (?24.99 from Amazon)
  3. Princess Castle with Tie Backs (?7.97 from Amazon)

We want it to be a fun room, so stickers like these are a must:

  1. Rainbow Fox? Jungle Forest Zoo Animal World Monkey Playing on Trees Wall Decal Sticker For Nursery
  2. Sleeping Monkey On Pink Flower Tree Wall Sticker For Children Bedroom Baby Nursery
  3. Large Side Wall Tree Branch Birds Art Vinyl Wall Transfer Sticker – HIGH QUALITY (White)
  4. Decalshut Vinyl Wall Decal Birch Tree Wall stickers for Nursery Wall decal Stickers Living Room Decor

I also love these rugs from Next and Tesco…

  1. Butterfly Rug – Next ?18
  2. 3 Pink Heart Rugs – Next ?18
  3. Princess Number Puzzle Mat – Tesco ?12.95

But, what about those finishing touches and fun for H… Playtents, Pom poms and a fab light from IKEA. 

  1. Disney Primcess Ugo Tent – Debenhams ?30.00
  2. Pink Princess Castle Play Tent – Amazon ?14.99
  3. Paper Pom Poms –
  4. SKOJIG Yellow Cloud Ceiling Light – IKEA ?14

I really love the idea of fairy lights and pom-poms, because who didn’t love making them as a kid?

What do you think?

I took some of my inspiration for the playroom from Pinterest… Check out my playroom Pinterest board here.

Lynne x

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Disclosure: I have not been paid to write this post or received any items in is post for free… However, the links to Amazon are affiliate links so if you click and buy, I might receive a penny or two. 

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    Jenni @ Chilling With Lucas
    November 14, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Great ideas here, I love the third and fourth options for the walls x #justanotherlinky
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    Jessica Powell
    November 14, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Love that paint colour! 🙂 We’ve got the SKOJIG light, it’s so cute x #justanotherlinky
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    November 14, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    Lovely ideas – We recently converted our grown up dining room into more of a playroom and filled it up with loads of bright colours and toys. The girls love it. We’ll have a dining room again…one day! Love the stickers, we have something similar in dangermouses bedroom from Etsy. Gorgeous – I love anything featuring trees and birds! x #coolmumclub Thanks for linking in…
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    Coombe Mill - Fiona
    November 15, 2015 at 10:18 am

    I love indoor play tents, great for imagination, we have some in our property playrooms #SundayStars

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    November 15, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Love these ideas
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    November 15, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Love the stickers! We’ve had some flower stickers in the nursery for the last 3 years but they’re a bit worse for wear now. I was just going to replace them with something similar but I’ve fallen in love with those Rainbow Fox ones!
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    November 15, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    I do love the pom pom ideas! We’re also a fan of wall decals here, mainly because I’m too afraid to hang wallpaper!!
    The tent looks perfect too- a fab little den!
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    Harry's Honest Mummy
    November 15, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    I am a big fan of the stickers. I think they look really effective. Although I guess they are a nightmare to get rid off when you want to re-decorate. Enjoy the challenge. #KCACOLS
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    Sara at Handy Herbs
    November 16, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Love the ideas for the playroom! The wall stickers look fab – difficult which to choose. I also like the idea of the play tent – great for hours of creative play 🙂 Thanks for sharing #KCACOLS
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    November 16, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    i love the pom poms but can never do them so they look like the photo (they come flat so you have to assemble them)
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    November 16, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    Loving the pom poms! Can’t have too much fro fro in my life! Great ideas. Thanks! #sundaystars
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    Jenny (Midwife and Life)
    November 17, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Oooh, pink and lovely, some great ideas. #KCACOLS
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    Mommy's Little Princesses
    November 17, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    You have put together some really beautiful ideas and I really can’t wait to see it finished. And which items you will actually end up going with. But whatever you do choose I just know it’s going to look amazing! Xx #KCACOLS
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    Something Crunchy Mummy
    November 17, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    Such lovely ideas! I can’t wait to move and start planning the boys rooms. Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx
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    November 18, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Love all of this especially wall stickers they are so fun! #SundayStars

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    The Speed Bump
    November 18, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Great ideas and I love that Putty colour! I wish we had room for SB to have a playroom – as it is we’ve turned her bedroom into as much of a playroom as we can in a rented house with stickers on the wardrobes and bunting and lovely stuff. This post has some brilliant ideas, I love it! #KCACOLS
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    November 18, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Love this post. I’m moving house in the next couple of months so would love to buy a few of these items to spruce up Little B’s play areas! I love the rug/mat from Tesco #KCAKOLS
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    everything mummy
    November 18, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    Ah bet she will love it once it’s finished I love the little pom pom decorations so cool Thanks for linking up to #sundaystars x
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    Su {Ethan & Evelyn}
    November 19, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    They all so lovely! I have to say my favourite stickers room are 1 & 4. And 1 for the curtain. I do envious you slightly as I don’t have an actual playroom for the kids – we just use our living room. Looking forward to see when it is all done up thought. 🙂 Thank you for linking up with me. #FabFridayPost x
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    Jenny (Midwife and Life)
    November 20, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Thanks for linking up to #kcacols, hope to see you again next week x
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    November 20, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    I love the theme you have chosen!
    Thanks for linking up with #justanotherlinky
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    Becky (@educatingr)
    December 26, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    We’ve lucky enough to have a playroom too. Still need to get a blind (as the one that was there when we moved in fell down!) but we kept things simple. The walls were plain anyway and because kids toys are so multi coloured we’ve bought white IKEA Kallax unit (a must in a playroom!) and multi coloured frames for the walls to display his artwork (and a couple currently show his letter from Santa and a pic of him with Santa. Xxx
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