We are soooo soooo soooooo super excited! I have always loved watching home transformation and improvement shows on TV. And has secretly wished for something like this to take place in my own house one day. And finally we are in a real home transformation project! Though not as extensive as a total home transformation, but this is just as exciting for us! I have been cracking my brain on how to make our girls’ playroom more fun and inspiring for them. And now I can do it with help from the professionals. Yes, we are lucky to have a room just for the girls to play (for now). This room will be their bedroom once they are old enough to sleep on their own, which I hope is soon. So for this room transformation, I will have to factor in future possibilities too when we put two single beds in.
Grey. Our Original Inspiration.
This was my original idea when planning for our house 2 years back. Because we wanted to save on colours and make the whole house look balanced, we painted all the rooms with a medium shade of grey and our living room a lighter shade of grey. All furnitures are white and grey too. Ya, kinda boring, but we somehow liked it this way. I tried adding some colours to the wall and corners to make the house look brighter, and more cheerful, but it just didn’t work out as how I had envisioned it.
This is how our playroom looks like now…
The play area for cars, playhouse and cooking. We love how we can roll the Muji drawers around as an additional table top for play on the floor.
The other side of the room where we store lesser used toys in boxes, and also the art and craft area where I am planning to do away with as Ayra prefers to do her activities on the floor. So for this transformation, I hope to clear furnitures to make more floor space clear for activities.
And this side is for the clothes, but looking at the layout of our room now, I’m planning to do a little musical chair with the furnitures so that I can have this nice corner for a reading nook or sort. Hmmm…
Here’s part 1 of Our Playroom Transformation…
The Search for Colour Inspirations
So I visited my almost forgotten Pinterest account and starting browsing, and the more I scroll through the playrooms, the more ideas I have! It’s crazy! But sadly I can’t find much kids room or playroom ideas from Singapore! Only a few from the home and decor website, but that’s it! Why no parents share their kids room in Singapore? Is it cos there isn’t much space available in the house? Not even a small corner in the living room? If you know of anyone who blogged about their playroom or play area at home, do let me know ok? Hope to link them up here too.
Here are some ideas I kinda like for now, and sharing some pointers I picked up from the Colour Inspiration workshop I had with Dulux Colour Specialist.
Dark Wall. Bright Decor.
Loving how a darker hue on the wall makes brighter coloured accessories popped! Even white looks better on these pretty walls. A green hue also helps revitalise us when we are mentally, physically or emotionally exhausted.
Orange Featured Wall
Less means more when come to colour coordinating a room. Orange is great attention grabber and is of a playful and active qualities. Ideal for kids and teens room. It was said that orange increases appetite too, you know what colour to paint your dining area with ya? Or perhaps an orange dining table might just do the trick too, especially for a white or grey toned space.
Light coloured walls with touch of vibrancy
When selecting colours for our house some two years ago, the idea was to use a piece of furniture or accessory to brighten up the grey walls we painted throughout the entire house. But instead, we ended up with mostly white furnitures with touches of grey around the house. We still like it this way as its very clean and balanced, but some change in colours will surely help make it more warmth and cosy.
Decorative Paint Works.
My dad has always asked me to put up wallpaper on a piece of wall in each room and in my living room too. He used to help out at one of his friend’s company doing wallpaper installation at residential and commercial properties. Ever since, he believes strongly that a nice wallpaper will brighten up the house a lot. And its so simple to install and remove (if you have the skill). But I like to paste things on my walls – photo frames, drawings, paintings etc. Wallpaper doesn’t allow me to do that! So why not get the professional painters to do a decorative paint work? I’m considering getting some bold chevron lines painted in the playroom, just to add some dimension. Perhaps something like this…
The above colour inspirations were made possible by the informative workshop conducted by Dulux Colour Specialists which I attended last weekend. With their sharing of useful tips and the references from their Colour Inspiration guide, I am spending more time planning and picking out the right colours for our playroom transformation. In a good way of course! And I’m getting input from my girls too. Will share more on the colours we picked in another post. Do continue to follow us as we have our mini home makeover with Dulux!
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Over the next two months, we will be completing 3 challenges where we show you the process we go through in transforming of our Playroom. Do follow us and 9 other bloggers as we show you how fun and easy it is to bring new life to your home! Hope we will inspire you to do the same too for the new year! Oh and did I mention the $500 painting package voucher + $100 home decorative vouchers to be given out to 10 lucky voters? Check our Dulux Singapore Facebook Page – A New Colour, A New Experience app for more details.
In the next post for Challenge 1, we will share how we pick the right colour for our playroom with Dulux Visualizer app, available for iOS and Android devices. Its a pretty cool app and I am having fun playing with it, masking out walls around the house on the app and changing the colours of my wall virtually. This is one cool use for augmented reality! Check out the demo video below to see the app in action…
Follow our transformation and hope you will like what we did. Do vote for us when the voting begins from 8 to 14 December 2014.