Lurve those pics, SAHDS!Here
are a couple of pics of the playroom corners of our playroom / office.
I have two of the 8 cube Expedit shelves in our combo playroom/office: one is placed tall and has some of my stuff at the top with dd's craft supplies on the bottom shelves. I didn't take a pic of it as it needs some serious decluttering! The other is set up sort of Montessori style with one activity per shelf. On the wall above that one, I put two curtain-type rods from Ikea to hang dd's artwork. On one wall, we just put two magnetic white boards for magnetic toy play and art. There's also a small table for play and art projects in the middle of the room. (Future project is to refinish that thrift store find.) Our desk and dh's sound equipment takes up one wall, and in one little corner, I have two little closet-organizer type shelves with Playmobil stuff set up.
I keep the toys for the toy rotation (on the shelves) in the closet in that room. We also have other areas set up around the house -- a basket of dolls in one room. The dollhouse in a corner in another. Dress-up stuff in her bedroom, and a kitchen between our kitchen/breakfast area. Blocks in a basket in the family room. Puzzles and board games on the living room bookshelves.
I'm eager to see other's set-ups, too.
You'll love your Expedit shelves!
ETA: On colors -- we'll paint this room someday...hoping to move the office out and make it a full-blown playroom once we are a two-kid family. :-) I think a bright primary color on the wall behind the Expedit shelving would be gorgeous. Then maybe half-walls in the same color on another wall or two. Playrooms seems like such a great place to play with wall colors!