Originally Posted by gemelos
Kmcmommyto3, your room is lovely! It is very orderly and quaint-very nice. What do you mean about the pastel colors not working with Waldorf rooms? Do you mean it clashes with the toys or did you mean something else? I think all the natural wood blends really nicely with your colors. We are really lucky to have such a huge playroom. It is one of the reason we chose the house because I thought the room would be perfect for a playroom. I do hate the red carpet and pool table light but we are just working on things one step at a time.
Oh, and is that little lambswool duster from the Montessori catalogue? That is where I got mine.
Oh, thank you. It's a work constantly in progress. It's the playroom I would have loved to have had as a child.
But, I also think the deeper background colors look more like a nice contrast with the natural colors. Maybe that's why some of those rooms look more soothing to me. The light colors of the natural woods seem to wash out against the pale pastels. Of course, in person, they seem to be okay. Our pale green walls are pretty soothing, but man, I've seen those Lazure walls and they are awesome. And, at least from your photos, I like your red carpet. But maybe it looks different IRL.
I also would have preferred natural (real) wood bookcases, but when I originally was decorating the room, I didn't know about natural playrooms and I going for a cute, very girly, tea-party look.
In the past few months, I've really fallen in love with the Waldorf/natural playrooms, and Montessori for teaching at home (although I don't technically homeschool, I have a homeschooling heart).
I got the lambswool duster from www.MontessoriServices.com
Same with the dust broom, though I realize it's kind of silly to have that in a carpeted playroom.
These are my montessori things for my kiddos.http://www.mothering.com/discussions...9&postcount=78