Best 19 Kids Playroom Ideas for Every Taste and Space

Wallpapered kids playroom with black and white striped teepee and bookshelf underneath window

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No matter your home's size, you can keep your children entertained in their very own playroom. These delightful and stylish solutions will inspire you to create a fun space even adults will love.

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    Chic and Sophisticated

    chic playroom with lots of color
    Tracie Butler Design

    This space proves that playrooms can be chic. Created by Tracie Butler Design based in West Hollywood, California the room packs plenty of features for keeping kids busy. The navy blue walls and rustic wood floors are what makes the room feel more sophisticated than juvenile.

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    Modern White

    modern white playroom
    Eisner Design

    A crisp, white basement playroom by New York firm Eisner Design may be the most stylish place for kids ever. At the center of the space is a cloud-soft gym set. The built-in shelving on the right features a kidney-shaped orange lounger. The back wall is for climbing. Afterward, tuckered out kids can kick back in one of the three cocoon hanging chairs.  

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    Treehouse Inspired

    tree house themed kid's room

    We adore this treehouse inspired playroom by the interior designers at Thinkterior based in Ashburn, Virginia. The "treehouse" is a favorite spot for sleepovers. The stage area features built-in floor storage. A faux tree adds to the room's outdoorsy vibe. Not shown in the photo is the rustic home theater and indoor swing.

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    Attic Room

    Beach house attic playroom
    Chango & Company

    In a New York beach house by Brooklyn design firm Chango & Company an attic becomes the ultimate playroom. Moroccan floor cushions and dozens of accents pillows lend comfort. The carpeted floor provides a soft space to play. Ceiling mounted swings get little hearts thumping.

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    DIY Room

    White and minimalist kids-corner-in-apartment
    Alvhem Makleri

    Ignite your child's imagination with this smart idea spotted on the Swedish site, Alvhem Makleri. Black washi tape and a small shelving system turn an untapped corner in a kid's bedroom into a playhouse. Notice the second shelf? Thanks to a power tool called a router, it is now a tiny toy kitchen.

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    Balcony Teepee

    Kid Friendly balcony tee pee

    A small apartment balcony can become an outdoor playroom. This space featured on the Polish décor blog Martelka is outfitted with a teepee. A bathmat adds a little comfort underfoot. A blackboard covering the railing provides a spot to write and draw, plus additional privacy.

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    Transitional and Stylish

    colorful playroom with a rustic vibe
    Dragon Fly Interior Designs

    This transitional playroom by Dragon Fly Interior Designs out of the Rocky Mountain Region is easy on adult eyes. Beautiful gray cabinetry with a built-in window seat anchors the space. A flirty Ikea Maskros pendant light adds a whimsical touch. Colorful carpet tiles spice up the floor. Pint-size furniture makes the room more inviting to wee ones.

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    Bunk Bed

    Treehouse bed
    Oeuf le Blog

    The idea of a bunk bed takes on a brand-new meaning with this fantastic idea by Oeuf le Blog. Dubbed the "hut" this plywood playhouse creates a cool space for both sleeping and playing. Even better, the elevated lounge area means more floor room for fun and games.

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    Decorate Storage

    Marie Willumsen

    There is plenty to love in this child's bedroom by graphic designer Marie Willumsen situated in Copenhagen. Because the room needs to double as a fun-size play space, every nook and cranny has a neat feature. Behind the door is a rope ladder. A teensy table and chairs set creates a spot for tea parties or crafting. Even practical storage has a delightful twist. A simple paint job transforms a couple of wall-mounted Ikea cabinets into a whimsical mural.

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    Book Nook

    Stairway landing in a kid-friendly home
    Smith & Vansant Architects

    In this home, by Smith & Vansant Architects out of White River Junction, Vermont, a staircase landing was transformed into a cozy little play space for reading and daydreaming. The purple walls and yellow ceiling set the playful tone. A teensy daybed in front of the window provides the perfect spot for curling up. Built-in shelving stuffed with books and toys keeps things organized. Family photos on the walls are a heartfelt touch.

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    Add Color

    Colorful playroom with storage
    Kropat Interior Design

    A color-blocked wall brightens this playroom by Kropat Interior Design out of San Francisco. On the floor are carpet tiles in contrasting colors. Cubby storage keeps toys off the floor.

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    children's room with painted circus ceiling
    Lizette Marie

    If you do not have the square footage to create a spectacular playroom, these tips from interior designer Lizette Marie, based in San Francisco, share how to make a child's bedroom extra fun. The big top ceiling sets the stage. The bunk bed on the right is perfect for sleepovers and doubles as a hideout. The circus-inspired sign that bears the child's name brings a personal touch. 

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    Under the Stairs

    secret playroom under the stairs
    Suburban Renewal

    For children, nothing is as fun as a secret clubhouse. In this house built by Suburban Renewal out of North Kingstown, Rhode Island, the crawl space under the stairs is a kid-friendly retreat.

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    Kids Basement

    basement home gym with children playroom
    Eisner Design

    The interior experts at Eisner Design, an architectural firm based in New York City, transformed a dreary basement into a spectacular play space that kids of all ages can enjoy. On the right are colorful cubbies brimming with toys and boards game. On top of the floor are soft, washable carpet tiles by Flor. The small table and chair set are too adorable for words.

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    small nook becomes a playroom
    Chango & Company

    An awkward nook in a New York City loft becomes a teensy playroom courtesy of Brooklyn based interior designer firm Chango & Company. A mix of seating options whips up plenty of space for playmates. Our favorite touches are the ride-on llama and space rocket wallpaper.

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    World Map

    Playroom with world map
    Taylor Ford Design

    A world map that points out the indigenous creatures that live in each region anchors a small boy's playroom by Taylor Ford Design. The company is situated in the San Francisco Bay Area. The washable striped carpet tiles are by Flor. Fabric baskets and a wooden storage unit that is child height keeps toys organized. A play table and chair set featuring a board game will keep tiny tots engaged.

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    Packed With Color

    colorful playroom in Atlanta
    Color Drunk

    Bright colors add a joyful element to this playroom by the interior designers at Color Drunk out of Place Decatur, Atlanta. Wall-mounted clipboards over the sofa create a spot to display crayon drawings. A collection of faux taxidermy decks out the left wall.

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    Fun-Size Ghost Chairs

    playroom with red ghost chairs
    Martha O'Hara Interiors

    Martha O'Hara Interiors situated in Minneapolis, Minnesota, turned an oddly shaped room into a colorful play space brimming with built-in storage. Don't you love the mini red ghost chairs?

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    play room with map feature wall

    Interior design firm Leivars out of the U.K. creates irresistible living spaces including fun playrooms. This one features a bright floor to ceiling world map for inspiring adventuresome young minds. The white lockers and vintage crates placed on wheels keep toys orderly.