Do you have a playroom or room in your home that is screaming for an update? These easy tips to update a playroom on a budget, a real life budget, will help! BONUS: A Giveaway from Brentwood Home is happening!
It may be known that I like to redecorate nearly every room of the house at least once a year. I can’t help myself! Once a year…I don’t think that is too bad. Right?! Pleeeease, agree with me.
I think my husband does NOT agree. Although, he lovingly never says anything against it.
However, our playroom was hurting. It was screaming out for attention.
This is a sponsored post & giveaway for Brentwood Home. The folks at Brentwood Home reached out to me and offered to send me some products in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own. Even though I received free products, you will always receive an honest and true opinion from me. For more information, see my advertising disclosure.
Do you hear it screaming?
It was saying:
“There is a broken basketball hoop on my wall where your superstar toddler has learned to slam dunk!”
“There is no where for anyone over 3 feet tall to sit down!”
“I have no toy storage!”
It’s whispering, “you moved all the toys that were covering the floor just so you could take a before picture.”
Pipe down playroom.
I knew I had some major problem areas to tackle:
- Brighten up the space and take away the cave feeling
- Provide more storage and organization areas
- Provide better seating areas
- Make the room a more cohesive area between my young preschool “love my tractor toys” kid and my school age “I dig video games” boy
- Do all of the above on a nothing budget
I needed to get this done on little money, but it needed to get done.
Easy Playroom Updates on a Budget
Problem: Brighten up the Room
Solution: Fresh coat of paint and a new color scheme
I firmly believe that one of the best ways to revamp a space and give it new life is with a fresh coat of paint. A good paint color can brighten up the look of an area. Also, when prepped properly, painting fixes many of the easily seen flaws in a room.
Problem: Provide More Storage
Solution: Cheap bins found at bargain stores, Switching out furniture from other areas of the house, and Updating existing furniture in room.
I have redecorated many rooms in the house by simply switching out furniture from other areas.
We had a baby changing table/dresser in the playroom previously. Well, the baby changing days are over and the dresser was too small to be functional. I swapped that piece out for one in our guest room, a long low entertainment console. It allowed me to use a lot of storage bins for toy overflow.
I also brought in a tall shelf that was in our master bedroom that served a better purpose for books, puzzles and toy storage.
I brought in this small desk from our sun room. I moved it into the playroom creating a “homework corner” and so far it is working out just fine. My youngest even uses it now for arts & crafts.
I recovered the ottoman chair with an orange fabric and recovered the lid of a toy box that needed some love. I had these fabrics on hand already. The new fabrics added some texture and a pop of color.
Problem: Cohesive room for multiple growing children
Solution: Designated areas for each child.
In addition to the “homework corner” and the extra toy bins purchased, I was able to clean up the closet space.
Long ago, I removed the closet doors as they just got in the way, could pinch fingers, and were roughly opened & closed.
I found this too cute shower curtain at a outlet store. It has an “older/boyish mature” design and serves as a great cover up for the closet space. Mounting it on a tension shower rod makes it super easy for even the littlest hands to pull it open and closed without any trouble.
Problem: No Seating
Solution: A small couch and some awesome additional seating
We have a small couch in the playroom now. That even adults can sit on! The newly recovered ottoman chair and toy box provide some additional movable seating.
**I have an awesome surprise for you ahead, but let me tell you this first…**
It was like magic and fluffy fun in one. I pulled the shell out of the box (totally machine washable, by the way!). I then pulled out the gel memory foam insert and following the directions put it inside of the shell.
Not long and the foam insert had more than doubled in size recovering from compression. After much use, in no way has it compressed or flattened out. I have even sat on it many times and it is super comfy and enveloping.
My oldest son loves chilling in it when he is Minecrafting or reading, and my youngest snuggles up in it for naps.
By the way, you can find the tutorial for the chore chart pictured above that we use daily here.
Let me tell you what the final budget was for these easy playroom updates.
Easy Playroom Updates on a Budget
Paint & Paint Supplies: $40.00
Bins from Bargain Store: $16.00
Repurpose Existing Home Furniture: $0.00
New Curtains & Sliding Curtain for Closet: $29.00
Free Couch Upcycled from a Friend: $0.00
TOTAL = $85.00 for a Fresh Playroom Makeover
The Surprise: A Giveaway!