Our house doesn't have the optimal set up for a playroom. I would say that our house doesn't have optimal spaces for anything, but what it does have is an expanding family that needs designated areas so that we may utilize the space we do have to the best of our abilities.
In comes my idea of Libby's "playroom". When we re-arranged the living room before Christmas (to accommodate the tree) I decided to try and place all of Libby's toys into one corner of the room so they were all easily accessible to her. I think I did pretty good because we spend almost every night these days playing "eating" at her table. While they toys often migrate to the other side of the living room, it almost feels as if there are two separate rooms when everything is put away at the end of the night.