I love our house. I really do, but it is not spacious. Now that we have our little guy, it is a daily battle to not let the toys overtake our space. Since we don’t have an extra room to designate as a play room, I decided to make the most of our space by using this “dead space” under our stairs to make into Isaac’s baby play space:
This is such a fun little space, and we spend a lot of time here every day!
I was really careful to stick to our small budget for this space. I bought an Expedit shelving unit from IKEA, and bought two of the bins to fill with books and other toys.
The mirrors were such a fun addition to the space. I was planning on just using one or two rectangular mirrors hung horizontally, but these hexagonal mirrors screamed out to me!! They were $14.99 for all 10 of them. I hung them with Command Strips (affiliate link) so they’re easily removed and won’t damage our walls.
The rug is also from IKEA – it’s actually two overlapped because one was just too small for the space. They were only $4.99 a piece-
The pillows were inserts my mom no longer wanted, and I sewed them up with some leftover fabric from this project, and then turned an old sweater into a pillow!
We love our new little play area – and I just love that it’s a smart use of the space that would’ve served no purpose beforehand.
OK- just one more picture of my little baldie baby. I mean – those eyes. They slay me every time!
Do you have dead space under your stairs too? Are you fortunate enough to have a play room? Any other ideas to control the toy clutter?
Share this for friends who may not have room for a playroom either – maybe they can use the space under their stairs too!