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Our Home: A Look Inside Our Playroom Closet

Kailee Wright Playroom Closet

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When we started designing our house, I told Joe there were a few things that in my mind were non-negotiable. At the top of the list, was this vision I had for a Playroom Closet. We honestly designed our basement layout around making this work. I am so so happy with how it turned out. I showed a little sneak peek on my Instagram Stories a few weeks ago. The flood of requests for more details was crazy, so I decided today I’d take you inside our playroom closet + share the 3 design features that were most important to us!

Kailee Wright Playroom Closet


If you notice, I said Playroom Closet, not just Playroom. The space we used is about the size of a large walk in closet, not a full room. Our number one goal in this house was functionality. We wanted zero wasted space. Since we had the whole basement that can be used as play space, I didn’t want to add another room. The closet concept is enough space for all the toys, gives the little people room to play, but doesn’t add a lot of extra  room for excess mess. It has been perfect to fit our needs.


Our house in California was TINY, especially for a family our size. Since we were tight on space, the main room you walked right into doubled as a playroom/nursery. You can see what it was like here.  I loved the design, but could not stand that all the toys/mess were the first thing everyone saw when they came over. In the new house I wanted a place for my people to play + have fun, that was close to a main space that the adults would also use. I also wanted the option of shutting the door and having it be invisible when needed. The closet concept has been the perfect way to fit our needs, but tuck it away and close the barn door when we want.


I know this comes as no surprise to anyone. My OCD self had to have organization. I did not want the closet to just become a leaning tower of toys. Chelsea from NEAT Method (who helped with the pantry),  gave me a few tips and I love how it turned out. These clear bins were the perfect solution. I love that they are clear so the little people (especially Houston) can easily find what they are wanting to play with. The labels make it super quick for my bigger kids to help clean up , because its easy to find where things belong.

I think my number one favorite thing about the playroom closet is the “extra box”.  It is the simplest concept, but has made the biggest difference with attitudes during clean up. All I did was add an extra clear box, that isn’t the designated home for anything. My people know that if we are in a rush to clean up, and there are a few odds and ends, they can throw everything in that extra box. Usually once a week or so, they know they  have to go through the extra box and put things where they really go. It keeps the room looking clean + organized all the time, and has saved us from a lot of whining!

A playroom closet is nothing crazy or hard to do, but it has been a game changer for us. The functionality + convenience for us can’t be beat! If i missed any questions you had on this space, please don’t hesitate to ask!!

Kailee Wright Playroom Closet


Kailee Wright Playroom Closet


Kailee Wright Playroom Closet

Kailee Wright Playroom Closet


Kailee Wright Playroom Closet


Kailee Wright Playroom Closet

I hope this helps give you some ideas to help make your toy space more functional + organized!

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    1. Hi Chelsea! Aren’t those the cutest baskets?! They are from Land of Nod probably 2-3 years ago and aren’t available on their site anymore. Such a bummer!

  1. This makes me so happy ! My goal in our new house.
    I love everything about this post.
    Love your organization!

    I know it is hard work but this makes my “Everything has a home” heart so happy !!!

    Thank you for sharing your family with us!

    1. Thank you Michele! I”m glad I’m not the only one that lives off of organization! It makes me so happy! Thank you so much for your feedback and for being part of this space!

  2. I love this idea! We have four little boys and currently use a bedroom as a playroom. Most of the time they drag their toys out to the main area to play and run around, so this concept makes sense to me instead of having a dedicated room for play. Do you mind sharing the approximate size of your playroom closet? Thank you!

  3. Do you mind sharing the approximate size of your playroom closet? Thank you for sharing your beautiful home!

  4. Hi, thank you for sharing!!
    Do you mind letting me know what type of floor you have in the family room picture? ( the last pictire you have with ur adorable kids playing in the play kitchen)
    I am redoing my basement and looking for floor ideas. I loved your floor!

  5. Beautiful home and concept. Do you mind sharing the dimensions of your playroom closet? I love the function and idea of it being tucked away.

  6. Would you mind sharing the dimensions of the closet ! We are currently building our home and it would be so helpful ! I love the closet !

  7. Great idea! I’m going to have to do this with all of my kids toys. Do you mind sharing the white paint color you did for your walls? We are building a house, and i can’t decide on paint color! TIA

  8. Hi, i absolutely love your clear bins, i don’t like the ones on amazon so much because of the black handles. where did you get yours?

  9. Love all of this great organization! Our biggest issue is Organizing books. We have a ton! And my kids love to read so they are alwayS struNg out all over Their roOms.
    How do You store your kids books?

    1. THis is such a great idea. This makes it so much easier to have a place to storE the kids toys in the classroom. Where did you get the shelves? What kind/from where/ size? Any info you could share would be truly appreciated. Thank you in advance


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