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An Australian Playroom Makes Good

Modern Playroom in AustraliaLast week I posted about the quintessential backyard tree swing, and heard from a mom all the way in Australia, who installed a swing for her four lucky kiddies—inside their playroom! She sent a link to photos of the room and I had to share because there are so many great playroom ideas tucked into this space.

I love that the room is divided into zones—a place for arts and crafts, a reading nook, a table for games, etc. It keeps things organized but also means multiple kids can easily share the space without interfering in each other’s activities.

The art area, for starters, is genius. It has a big chalkboard at kit height, a cable system for displaying recently finished works, and wall-mounted cabinets at parent height so that supplies actually stay neat and organized. It’s easy for Lauren (the mom) to pull out a few crafting materials at a time (which she stores in clear stacking bins), rather than letting the tots ransack the cabinet.

Arts and crafts area in a modern playroom in Australia

Lauren also created the toy storage boxes with cushioned tops that double as extra seating for playdates. Find the how-to instructions here. She used pre-fab kitchen cabinets, the kind you can find at big box home stores, so she didn’t have to build the boxes. Brilliant.

Modern playroom in AustraliaThere are a lot more great ideas for storage and play and space-saving tricks, so click through to her blog and read more!

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