Creating a dedicated space where kids can explore their interests and let their imaginations run wild is a boon for children and parents alike. Whether you want to create a colorful space full of toys, games, and gear, or a dual-purpose room with plenty of storage that parents can enjoy once the kids are in bed, you can turn everything from a main floor alcove to a finished basement or attic into a playroom that your kids will get lost in for hours.
Check out these stylish, joyful playrooms built for kids of all ages and interests that will inspire you to give your kids a playroom of their own and remind you of the joys of childhood while you're at it.
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This hip and comfy playroom from Studio Life/Style is stylish enough for kids of all ages, with its cognac leather couch, Moroccan style rug, industrial style chairs, and wallpaper that resembles a giant chalkboard.Continue to 2 of 35 below.
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Elephant in the Room
Illustrated wallpaper, pops of bright color, and beech wood elephant chairs designed by Marc Venot make this bright and cheerful playroom from Chango & Co. any kid's dream.
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In this Park Slope, Brooklyn townhouse from Elizabeth Roberts Architects, a spacious playroom alcove includes built-in shelving to hold books and toys, a large wall-mounted chalkboard, and plenty of clear floor space to give kids space to play.Continue to 4 of 35 below.
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This multi-functional playroom from Sissy + Marley Interior Design is equipped with sleek but charming house-shaped storage armoires for toys, clear open floor space for playing, and a large sofa so the grownups can enjoy the room once the kids go to sleep.
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This playroom from Georgia Zikas Design is full of bright colors and childhood whimsy, starting with the stuffed pink flamingo toy mascot holding court in the center of the room.
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Interior designer Lisa Gilmore from Lisa Gilmore Design brought the outside indoors in this playroom with a faux green wall and an indoor swing that is perfect for rainy afternoons.Continue to 7 of 35 below.
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This breezy playroom from Tracy Lynn Studio has muted colors, custom-built storage, and boho design touches like miniature rattan chairs around the communal table.Continue to 8 of 35 below.
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Interior designer Rosanna Bassford of Eggshell Home used wall-mounted clear acrylic shelving that makes a rainbow of books and toys seem to float in this colorful and light-flooded playroom.
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In this Scandi-inspired playroom from Emily Henderson Design, a play kitchen is set in a bay window flooded with light and decorated with garlands. At the same time, a plush rug, a table for drawing, and a retro-style wall mural create an escapist mood.
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This airy Tribeca, NYC playroom nook from Chango & Co. has a teepee to hide out, whimsical wallpaper, a table for drawing, and a floor layered with fluffy rugs to provide a soft place to play.
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Las Vegas-based, Norwegian-born interior designer Jannicke Ramsø of Tiny Little Pads added touches of color and vintage-style furniture to add charm to this light and airy playroom.
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This charming Connecticut playroom from Becca Interiors has a wall of shelving for toys and games, a window seat for reading, a table with modern Danish chairs for making art, and a pair of bean bag chairs on the floor for bonding with siblings and friends. Wall hooks hung at kid-friendly height house costumes for impromptu role-playing.
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This spacious, multifunctional playroom from Chango & Co. has colorful wallpaper, plenty of floor space for games, an art table equipped with neon yellow bentwood chairs, and a super long banquette for reading and hanging out.Continue to 14 of 35 below.
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This playroom from interior designer Maite Granda features a handpainted mural, a whimsical chandelier, and a house-shaped reading nook with a storybook quality.Continue to 15 of 35 below.
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This spacious playroom from Lisa Gilmore Design has open storage, a table for drawing and games, and plenty of soft furnishings for jumping around or chilling out.Continue to 16 of 35 below.
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This playroom from Chango & Co. is full of spirited color and cool '70s style thanks to a hanging chair, Moroccan rug, and multicolored kid-sized Panton chairs around a chalkboard paint-covered table.Continue to 17 of 35 below.
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A hanging rattan swing is the centerpiece of this attic playroom from Mel Bean Interiors, covered from floor to ceiling with shiplap and wall-to-wall carpet to provide a soft landing for little ones.Continue to 18 of 35 below.
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This playroom from Calimia Home is equipped for playing music and ball, perfect for older kids who want to move around and make noise.
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A colorful watercolor accent wall mural sets the tone for this playroom from Christina Kim Interior Design.Continue to 20 of 35 below.
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Wrap-around built-ins with open and closed shelving provide ample storage for toys and games in this playroom from Calimia Home.Continue to 21 of 35 below.
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This secret attic playroom from Emily Henderson Design is lit by a skylight and filled with toys to help kids entertain themselves for hours.Continue to 22 of 35 below.
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This colorful playroom from JLA Designs includes a kids' table and comfortable seating for adults who want to supervise.
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This playroom from Mindy Gayer Design Co. has a round kid-sized table and Scandi-style chairs for making art and a series of framed cork boards on the wall to provide space for an ever-changing display. A charming vintage-style rattan daybed with plenty of throw pillows creates a place to relax.Continue to 24 of 35 below.
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This downstairs playroom from Emily Henderson Design has a mini rock climbing wall for when kids want to work off some energy and staircase niches outfitted with throw pillows and soft toys for when they want to wind down.
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This black-and-white Scandi-style basement playroom from Maison Ellie includes a main lounging area with closed and open storage that is sophisticated enough for parents to enjoy during off-hours.
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DIY Rainbow Wall
Blogger Laura Gummerman from A Beautiful Mess added a DIY corner rainbow in pastel shades to the wall of this playroom, adding plants for a natural touch.Continue to 27 of 35 below.
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This playroom from House 9 Interiors has soothing sage green paint that creates a calming feeling and makes toys, books, and accessories pop.Continue to 28 of 35 below.
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An indoor basketball hoop, a hanging rope chair, and a set of drums make this playroom from Emily Henderson Design perfect for aspiring athletes and rock stars.
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This sunny basement playroom from Maison Ellie has a muted palette of blue, green, and yellow and distinct zones, including a mini playhouse, an art table, and plenty of floor space for playing.
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In this playroom from Emily Henderson Design, low-slung open shelving makes toys easy to access and put away, and a large circular rug layered with a fluffy sheepskin in the center of the room provides a plush place to play on the floor.Continue to 31 of 35 below.
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Colorful paint, furnishings, art, and decor give this basement playroom from Twelve 15 Design Studio a sense of fun.Continue to 32 of 35 below.
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Not everyone has the space for a dedicated playroom. Interior designer Cathie Hong of Cathie Hong Interiors created a multifunctional playroom with a wall of closed storage that can be packed up at night to make space for the adults.Continue to 33 of 35 below.
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This playroom from Gray Space Interior Design has a mocha-colored accent wall that harmonizes nicely with the pastels in the room, creating a soothing mellow vibe. A large sofa and ottomans with hidden storage for toys make it easy to clean up.Continue to 34 of 35 below.
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In the Zone
In this playroom from Calimia Home, an easel creates a place to paint, while a nearby set of beanbag chairs and an industrial sconce create a cozy reading corner across the room from a play kitchen.Continue to 35 of 35 below.
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In this multipurpose basement from Twelve 15 Design Studio, the playroom is defined by a dropped ceiling with recessed can lighting, a large freestanding storage unit for toys, and a colorful rug.