We’ve had a room downstairs that has always just felt dark and crowded. It had a dining room table and a china cabinet in there, which was rarely ever used. I really wanted to love every single room in our home, and have shared a few of our other home renovations here. I hopped on Instagram stories to get YOUR input on what to do with the room, and I am so glad I did! Most of our toys are kept upstairs in our game room, but why not have a fun and pretty space for the kids downstairs as well? I knew that if I was going to have a play room downstairs, I needed to find inspiration on neutral playroom ideas. Let’s be honest, there are a lot of obnoxious and ugly toys out there and I didn’t want to create an eye sore in our home.
THE PERFECT NEUTRAL PLAYROOM IDEAS:
I found some major inspiration for neutral playroom ideas online. Many of them had these cute poufs to sit on instead of chairs, open space, and cute baskets to store the toys in when they are not being used. It was so easy to whip this room up and it makes our entire downstairs feel more open now that the stuffed dining room is gone. It was nice selling our china cabinet and dining table because I was able to put the money back into the room.
I found some fun lighting, something I have rarely paid much attention to in the past. I feel like it made such a big difference!
I went with a table that will get better with age. (I didn’t want to stress about a nice table getting dinged up.) The more scratches and Knicks it get, the more character it will give the table. I decided to go with a coffee table in order to keep it low for Michael.
This is another one of my favorite playroom purchases! It was pretty hard to find ivory poufs that weren’t hundreds of dollars! (I am linking to everything in the room at the bottom of the post!) To be honest I probably should have gone with a darker color but I have a thing for ivory.
The teepee is something that we already had in our game room and decided to move downstairs. There were actually quite a few teepees in the neutral playroom ideas that I found on Pinterest. He rarely used it upstairs, but now that it’s downstairs and his toys are spread out into different rooms a little bit more, he has been using it so much! He loves to sit down and read a book in there, which is so cute!
It’s almost as if he got all new toys! It is so nice to see him actually playing with his toys now. The only downside to these cute baskets is that the white paint chips off, but they are still so cute.
If you’ve been searching for neutral playroom ideas, one of my biggest tips is to find a rug that won’t necessarily show every little mark or mess. It will drive you crazy if you are constantly worried about messing up a pretty rug! I’ll admit I still get onto Michael about taking his shoes off when he is in his playroom, but at least I know that if a dirty shoe touches the rug every once in a while it’s not the end of the world.