41 Trendy Ideas for Decorating Your Playroom

41 Trendy Ideas for Decorating Your Playroom

Creating a playroom is a unique experience. They usually need to be functional, cater to many needs, and somehow still look nice. We have 41 ideas for how to decorate your playroom in a way that checks all the boxes.

These ideas will help you to find beautiful ways to organize and keep everything neat. We also have some great ideas on how to use play things as decoration, in a way that looks great.

These are some of the top trends on Instagram. We hope these playroom decorating ideas leave you feeling inspired.

 

Bold Paint & Wallpaper for Playrooms

You can take a rather mundane playroom and instantly take it up a notch with a boldly painted wall or wallpaper. What we love the most about this option is the low-cost options of adding just a touch of paint in a way that draws the eye.

Another trick for wallpaper? Instead of doing an entire wall, you can add wallpaper to the back of a bookshelf for another way to add bright decor.

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This playroom by @cravyandco has a beautiful, bold wall that still keeps a level of chic.

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@mindfullygray did an ultra bold wall that really brightens the room.

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Loving this polk-a-dot rainbow wall by @liesllamare.

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This is a clever idea by @almostmakesperfect to create an accent wall that adds simple decor to boho colors.

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How lovely is this bold wallpaper idea by @interiordesignbychelsea with a girly touch.

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Not everyone has the perfect arch like this, but we love what @sunwoven did with it.

 

Add a Chalkboard Wall

This not only adds a decorative flare to an otherwise plain wall space, but it allows your kids the opportunity to express themselves. Chalkboard walls can be a great creative outlet while keeping your sidewalks clean.

As your kids age, chalkboards can become a great tool for studying and brainstorming their schoolwork.

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@projectnursery shows an awesome way to add the black chalk wall into a bold playroom.

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Chalk walls can be green too, like this gorgeous idea from @prettyrealblog.

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This is a brilliant combo of chalkboard black with rainbow dots by @projectnursery.

 

Try Sophisticated Storage

Just because it's a room for kids doesn't mean we have to use clumsy boxes or primary colors for storage. What we love the most about sophisticated storage options is that it can keep the decor of the room while hiding away all the clutter that comes with having children.

Not to mention, storage baskets and tubs create an easy method for kids to learn how to organize their things.

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Check out these white and gray baskets by @jandjdesigngroup.

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These metal baskets from @oursimplehome are a great way to add a farmhouse touch.

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These are incredible wooden baskets we found @projectnursery.

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Sometimes, simple is best for kids, like this easy to use storage shown here from @maisonellieinteriors.

Cute Book Displays

If you want to encourage your children to read, it's best to keep their books easily accessible and easy to see. This will keep reading fresh on their mind.

Books can also create a colorful wall display, when done with a little extra effort, like the round up of photos we have for you.

@tijanazdravkovdesign has a great combo of the book wallpaper to go with the book shelves.

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Try a unique bookshelf shape, like this spaceship used by @briannaaboom.

@projectnursery found this great alphabet themed book display.

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This is a simple wooden book display with a leafy accent wall by @jennnnakimble.

 

Homework and Creative Space

A playroom may not always be a place for play specifically, but a cozy environment for children to read, do creative work, and school assignments. To cater to this, setting up a small table or unique desk set up can encourage this way of thinking.

It can also help to create a space that works for kids of all ages, with desks for the older kids and a play corner for the little ones.

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This is the perfect place by @jandjdesigngroup to get crafty.

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@themother_witch uses a rug to really uplevel this kid workspace.

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This room combo by @projectnursery does a great job of combining space for multiple age groups.

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What a dream craft space by @ohhappyplay with so many organizing options.

 

Cozy, Trendy Seating

Can playrooms also work as nap rooms? With a cozy space, we sure think so!

Low seating options for the little ones can be easy to create, like floor cushions, plush pillows, and fluffy rugs. The more inviting this is, the more likely the kids will enjoy some quiet time and stay out of your hair.

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@julie.ann.home added these cozy poms to her attic space for low seating.

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What makes a better nap space than this tent from @maisonellieinteriors?

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These floor cushions from @projectnursery aren't only great for youngsters, but they fit well with low ceilings.

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This is a @taaybolt beautiful combo of boho and tent.

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Just throw a bunch of pillows on the floor, like @loree.1.

 

Decorative Playsets

One of the best things about playroom set ups in 2020? We've thrown up the plastic playsets and upgraded to sophisticated and simple versions, usually made of out sustainable wooden materials. This can double as room decor and a great source of entertainment for the young ones (or the adults too, no shame).

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Love the copper on this set from @hellojessicalauren.

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@jensgatheringnest had a great idea to do a wall to accent the playset.

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This rainbow pop from @casa_michaelle is adorable.

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We are obsessed with this playhouse wall by @ellisonmade.

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@izavanessa added some plants to uplevel this playset.

Epic Indoor Built-Ins

Extravagant? Yes. But we can't help but include this current trend of adding indoor built-ins to kid playrooms. These can help create more space, by adding an upper layer to the room, or create a sense of separation in a shared space.

Get out your inner handyman persona and create a bold look with one of these ideas:

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Okay, this is more of a bedroom by @jandjdesigngroup but it could also be a nap space in a playroom. 

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@projectnursery Who doesn't want an indoor slide, especially in the winter months?

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Add some space to your playroom like @vanessaantonelli.

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Separate space by building a mini room within a room like @barcbybrettandali.

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@raisingfinnandave brings us another epic indoor playroom idea!

 

Outdoor Playrooms

If you don't have the space for an indoor playroom (let alone the built-ins), why not bring the fun outside? Not only will this free up space indoors, but it can help create some separation between rowdy playtime and mama trying to get some work done at the kitchen table.

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@arlynnjayne sets up the cutest little outdoor home.

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Why not build upwards like @_ashley_noel_.

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This outdoor hammock space by @happilyhummel is just perfect.

Add Custom Signs

Bring a unique touch to a kid's room or playroom by adding their name(s) to the wall. It will help them feel special and a sense of attachment to their space.

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Check out our Meadow Flowers Kid Wall Art Idea on the inside of this playhouse.

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Grab a custom name or word cut out in any color to create a unique space.

What inspired you the most? Any ways you can make some small upgrades to your playroom at home?

Find unique ways to customize your kid rooms, play rooms, and nurseries with our gorgeous wall decor. Stay inspired!


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