I thought I'd start with our playroom. It started out as a huge, empty space that somehow quickly filled up. Every wall in our house was beige when we moved in and I knew that this was one of the first rooms I wanted to paint (it was actually the fourth).
Here's what it looked like pre-paint:
Our playroom is over our garage and is an amazing space...it is literally the size of our garage with a full bath attached! It was hard for me to envision how I wanted to organize the space. I knew I wanted it to be fun and okay if something got messed up. I found the yellow "X" curtains on clearance at Land of Nod and thought they'd be the perfect neutral if we had a daughter down the road. I also decided that I wanted a theme throughout the room to be ABCs because it was something that would last awhile. I got the cube storage from Target (as well as the bins that go in)...I decided to use boy colors figuring that if we had a daughter down the line that she could have pinks and purples in her bins.
When I started painting the lime green on the walls, I got really nervous. I love how it turned out though. The pictures make it look a little different than it does it real life, but basically there are two big walls painted green and then the small enclave painted green as well. I've considered painting the two long beige walls another color, but I haven't figure out what exactly I want.
So there ya go! My bright, colorful (and messy) playroom. When the anxiety of the mess is driving me nuts, I close the door and deal with it another day!