Room Update-The Loft

 We moved into our house five years ago this past summer and have been slowly working our way through updating, tweaking, remodeling, etc.  Our latest project was last summer when tackled the big backyard patio.  Our brains and our pocketbooks are still recovering. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚  So when Walmart reached out to see if I’d like to partner for a home project I was super intrigued.  Most of you are probably like me and are a little skeptical of the quality of the furniture.  But let me tell you-it is GOOD!  And the price is definitely right!

At the loft area at the top of our stairs we have a lot of super weird spaces.  The area is pretty small with some strange cut outs that make it difficult to create a cohesive space.  The loft area then leads into the playroom but again it’s kind of a uniquely arranged space.  When we moved in I had high hopes for what I’d do with this area, but other areas quickly rose to the top of our priority list and this space has been completely empty since we moved in five years ago.  Until now!!

My big kids are definitely in that tween stage and Bowen being the third kid isn’t far behind.  I wanted this space to be super practical and a space that could house games, books, some toys, etc.  But instead of the vibe screaming, “PLAYROOM!!”, I wanted it to look a little more grown up.  You guys!  I think we accomplished it!

I wish I’d have taken a before pic!  Major blogger fail right there.  But this is me standing at the top of the stairs.  I found the perfect shelves and bought three to place side by side to give the illusion of one big piece.  The color is Rustic Oak.

I’ll be sure to highlight the pieces I recently purchased….lamp, succulent, bookends, hyacinth baskets, wire baskets, and the rug.

A little view as I’m walking up the stairs.

A few of our favorite games…Electronic Battleship, Game of the States, Clue, Sequencing, Blokus, and Blokus Jr. 

I added a few highlights from each of the kids’ rooms, put toys inside the baskets, and then used a few other decor pieces we had around the house.

A close up of the rug…comes in all sizes and shapes.  Oranges, golds, pinks, blues, and purples…super impressed with the quality of this.

When the kids were little this space held a train table, but those days are gone!  I found this chair, pillow, lamp {similar}, and {similar} table to make the perfect little reading nook.

A view from the other side ๐Ÿ˜‰

The quality of all the products blew me away!  Walmart Home has a wide variety of other items just like these to make your space comfy and cozy as well.  And all the items were shipped directly to my house making this the easiest room update ever!  I’d like to add if you’re looking for items a little more kid focused, you can find a ton of options at Walmart Kids.

I attempted one aerial shot balancing on a table to give you a better idea of the space.

The kids got home from school and were shocked at this new loft space!  They LOVE it!
A HUGE thank you to Walmart for partnering on this post!

You can shop all of the goodies I found here…

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  1. 9.29.20
    All About That Mommy Life said:

    This space looks great!!

  2. 9.29.20
    Sunni said:

    I love it! A perfect update for the tween stage.

  3. 9.29.20
    Elspeth Mizner said:

    What a cool space! Itโ€™s a perfect little nook for relaxing and hanging out and i canโ€™t believe that furniture is from Walmart! Love it!!

  4. 9.29.20
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Erika! It looks great!!!! Perfect for this stage in life.

  5. 9.29.20
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Erika! This space really does look so amazing!! I love the rug and the fact that you put all three bookshelves together to make one longer piece!

  6. 9.29.20
    Unknown said:

    Your loft looks great! I love the colors in that rug!

  7. 9.29.20
    Joanne said:

    What a beautiful space!

  8. 9.30.20
    Anneka said:

    I love your update! Perfect for cool tweens. I'm going to check out the States game. We're learning states and capitals in school this year and my oldest loves games.

  9. 9.30.20
    Jen said:

    I added the lamp to my cart. Very well thought out