Posted on May 28, 2010 in Inspiration, Inspiration rooms

Today’s inspiration room is a combination playroom and guest room designed by Diane at The Perfectly Imperfect Life.

I’ve always loved the look of daybeds.  And in a playroom or guest room, where the sleeping area does double duty, they make even more sense.  The little perch shown here would make a perfect sunny spot on which to curl up and read or play games.

This particular daybed also caught my eye, as I love the idea of the extra storage underneath.  The baskets she uses are a fun and colorful way to store toys or art supplies, and low enough that little ones can help pick up.  Getting your kids to actually help pick up their toys… well, that one I don’t have any tips for.

The finishing touch on this room is the art wall Diane created using her little ones’ creations.  This is a great way to showcase your little Picasso’s favorite works, and you can easily swap them out as new masterpieces are brought home from school.  The key to making this wall work is to use similarly colored or styled frames to give the wall a cohesive look.

If you want to see more pictures from the inspiration room, as well as some step-by-step photos of how she created it, hop on over to Diane’s blog.

Happy Friday!