House to Home Column: Making a playroom for children

Interiors-obsessed blogger Becky Pink shows how she has created a playroom for her daughters, which will encourage and inspire their creativity.

If you follow me on Instagram (I’m @pinkscharming if you’re not, I’d love to connect!) you’ll know that my daughters are both very creative.

Every day, they come home from school with paper creations, and sculptures made from recycled materials. Although storing the junk modelling can be annoying, I do want to encourage that creativity.

So, we’ve made them a playroom and creative space of their very own, and they love sitting at their new ‘sister desks’ colouring or writing away.

I chose these bamboo and MDF ladder desks (£60 each) from Futon Company as they are minimal in style, taking up virtually no floor space.

The desk space is the perfect size for their homework or drawing, but will be big enough for when they start to use laptops too. They were quick and easy to put up and love how they look.

The shelves above are great for displaying the art work I’ve chosen for them.

On the left is a screen print from Flat102, who are based in Buckingham. I bought it from the Etsy MK Artisan Market at Intu Milton Keynes, after eyeing it up in Instagram for a few months.

I love the inspirational quote and neon pink eco-friendly ink.

On the right is another neon screen print from Hazel Nicholls, also one of my Instagram crushes. It’s hard to see it from this photo but it says “It’s what’s inside that counts,” which I think is a great message for kids.

I also treated the girls to this neon style rainbow light from NEXT. I couldn’t resist. When it’s turned off, it’s totally white, but when it’s on it glows in a rainbow of neon colours.

Needless to say, Ava and Thea love it.

Becky Pink is a freelance copywriter and journalist who blogs about her family, life and home at You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @pinkscharming.

This column was published in the July 2018 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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