The Perfect Playroom Flooring

We have a long way to go but a brightly colored rug will be a fun addition!

We recently moved back into our home after fire destroyed much of it in January. A lot of stuff was replaced as a result of rebuilding the rooms that burned.

The room we use as a playroom got new carpet and a fresh coat of paint. This is good news, to be sure, but it made our crappy, little couch and frayed rug look all the more pitiful as  result. We vowed to slowly renovate the room, but haven’t done so, as of yet.

We’ve done a few things to spruce up the room in which we cage our children several hours a day; Serge did this cute little hanging letter project on the wall and we created a fun piece of art to hang on the wall by tacking all Violet’s artwork onto a framed cork board and hanging it high enough that little fingers can’t reach.

We haven’t been able to get to the big stuff, like a couch, curtains and a new rug, because, quite frankly, that’s the expensive stuff we can’t afford right now. That’s why I jumped at the chance to write about Home Depot’s offer of a gift card to go toward my purchase of whatever kind of flooring my little heart desires. Would I like to write about Home Depot? Are you kidding? We practically live there already in between landscaping our yard, painting old furniture and upgrading all our lighting fixtures.

So now the fun part begins.

Deciding exactly which size and color of rug to purchase. I say the bigger the better. And I want it to be colorful because any couch I eventually purchase for the room will be boring brown leather (to hide dirt, obviously) so I want fun colors wherever else I can get them. In addition to being colorful the rug has to be durable because, well, toddlers DUH. I was shocked to see how awesome my options actually are (I’m eyeballing that alphabet rug pretty hard).

Later today, after Henry wakes up from his nap, we’re going to check out all the options Home Depot has to offer. So, keeping in mind I want something large, colorful, and durable – anybody have any experience iwth Home Depot rugs? Have any suggestions? Any favorites on the page I linked to up there?

Next week I’ll let you know how the first excursion went, narrow it down to two or three choices and then you have to help me choose! Oh, you thought I was gonna wrap this up in one tidy, little post? That’s cute. Have you ever been to Home Depot? So. Much. Stuff. You go in thinking you’re working on one project and get all sidetracked by the cool light fixtures or suddenly you feel like you absolutely cannot live another day without that shiny, new kitchen faucet that you think you can install all by yourself!

It’s never just one trip, not even one trip in one day. Many trips. Many, many trips for even just the simplest of tasks.

A big thanks to Home Depot for sponsoring this campaign. Click here to see more of the discussion.

Read more from Monica on Toddler Times:

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