15 Amazing Montessori Nurseries & Playrooms
I’ve been on quite the Montessori binge as of late. From researching my own personal options regarding Montessori as daycare, to bringing a Montessori way of playing and natural learning home. Not just for over-achievers and the middle-class – parents everywhere have embraced Dr. Maria Montessori’s education philosophy as a way of life for their babies and toddlers, especially since the early years are so formatively important.
Parents are creating Montessori nurseries, home-school environments and making DIY inspired activities to do with their kids at home, whether they are in pre-school or public school. I’ve been on a mission to do some rearranging in our playroom and my kids’ shared bedroom. It would definitely create space, what with the minimalist design aesthetic so closely associated with the pedagogy. My sources of inspiration have been outstanding.
Collection after the jump!
15 of the most creative, inventive Montessori style nurseries and playrooms, all for you. Not much traditional going on here, it’s all about the babies and toddlers. Enjoy the collection!
Finnian & Lachlan's Playroom
Bright and whimsical, I’m loving the hula hoop fort! Google that. They are so easy to make. Even the rug is an upcycled gooder.
Take in the whole room tour over on Sew Liberated
Finnian's Montessori Nursery
The bedroom belonging to one of the babies who get to play in the room you saw in the previous slide. Clearly this momma knows her business (as a Montessori teacher), her little ones are lucky ducks!
Check out the entire room on Sew Liberated
Miloh's Nursery & Playroom
Featuring one of my very favourite wall colours, this subdued aqua offsets the contemporary vibe perfectly.
Photo credit (including link to take an entire tour): Apartment Therapy
Nursery & Guest Room In One!
A great solution to living in a small space.
See more over on Feeding The Soil
Vincent's Nursery & Playroom
A great creative space for hours of laughter, play and learning.
Take the entire tour via Apartment Therapy
Alice's Cute Room
I can get behind the vintage vibe of this little one’s terrain. The mama behind all of this was thrifty and resourceful. Stellar attributes to have in making wonderful things happen.
Be inspired and get some nifty ideas via Offbeat Mama
Coco's Montessori Bedroom
Excellent choice in wall decals. Simple yet beautiful. Love the little paci bowl next to the bed.
See more on South Wellski on Flickr
Madeline, Iris & Sarah's Playroom
Little trifectas of goodness are going on all over the place in this room.
See for yourself over on Apartment Therapy
The Amazing Ardsley Residence
A featured home in NYC but of course. Currently drooling.
Check out the rest of this awesome room and the rest of their amazing home over on Houzz
Oh Dee Doh Playroom
Simply divine. The tree art does it for me. Oh, and the black cat sleuthing into the shot. Love ‘em.
Yet another fabulous feature as found on Apartment Therapy
Apple Green Playroom
Vivid colour, with tons of storage which makes organization a breeze. A key component in the Montessori approach.
See the whole room on Nursery Rhymes And Night Lights
Nature Inspired Nursery & Playroom
Uhm. Owls. ‘Nuff said. (I am the crazy owl lady).
See the whole room over on The Educated Mommy
All The Way From Sweden
Sure, mostly everything is from Ikea, but who cares. Ikea is awesome – especially for little people.
More pictures and more on Montessori via Shja
The Whole Shebang
The little girls who get this room all to themselves everyday are lucky indeed. This space has it all and I love the wrap around floor to ceiling windows.
More pictures over on Cornerstone Confessions
Bright & Colourful
More Ikea splendour. Wall art is a top notch way to brighten up any space, especially a basement.
See more pictures of this room and the whole home via Houzz