Fun playroom ideas to create the ultimate kid’s den
Your kids have bags and bags of energy. So if they need a space to unleash all their mischief, why not create a fun playroom?
Whether you’re kitting out the spare room or carving out a space in the living room, a playroom is just an area that’s specially designed for… well, play!
And if you’re looking for inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. From building blocks to bean bags, these must-have kids’ accessories are ideal for creating the ultimate kids’ playroom…
Fill the space with toys
First thing’s first, you’ll need to fill the playroom with enough toys to keep your little one entertained for hours. While you’re picking out toys, think about ways you can engage every part of their developing brain.
From motor skills to problem-solving, you can never underestimate the power of playtime. So when it comes to filling the playroom with fun yet educational toys, here’s a good place to start:
- Dolls and teddies support language and nurturing skills
- Roleplay and dress up toys help boost imaginative skills
- Puzzles and storybooks can aid problem-solving
- Building blocks and crafts help improve fine motor skills
… and tidy them away with smart storage
No playroom is complete without heaps of toy storage to keep everything tidy. Because while there’s no harm in getting messy and spilling toys over the floor during playtime, it’s good to keep everything in its own place afterwards. Otherwise, you’ll spend hours searching high and low for that one stacking cup…
And when you have clever toy storage options, it’s easy to keep everything where it should be.
Top tip: pick out storage that’s designed at a lower height, so your little one can help tidy up once they’ve finished playing.
Make sure the rug is fun, too
When it comes to decorating your playroom, a playful rug is the ideal accessory. Not only do they pull the space together and create a cosy spot to play, but they can also double up as an imaginative play world.
Your little one can lose themselves for hours in a totally different world with an interactive rug. With the woodland themed rug by Kids Concept, kids can take their woodland friends on a train trip through the mountains and lake all day long.
Keep it old school with a blackboard
Throw it back to yesteryear and add a blackboard to your youngster’s playroom. Kids have loads of fun testing their scribbling skills and making pretty patterns… and if they make a mistake, they can just wipe it away and try again! So not only will it add a touch of retro flair to the playroom, but it’s the perfect learning tool.
Plus, it’s an ideal way to add a to-do list or leave your little one handy reminders to tidy their room (it’s worth a try at least!).
Make a cosy reading nook
A reading nook is a staple of any playroom. When you create a cute and cosy corner to snuggle up and read, storytime won’t come quick enough for your little one.
First, find a corner in your playroom to set up the reading nook. Festoon some fairy lights around the nook and let them light up your storytime with a warm glow. Why not add some fluffy blankets and cushions to get extra cosy?
Then, pick a comfortable chair or sofa for your kids to read and relax on. A bean bag is the perfect choice for a playroom reading nook – irresistibly soft and squishy, kids can’t get enough. And since they’re super lightweight, you’ll have no issue throwing the bean bag to wherever your kids want to sit next.
The lovely velvet bean bag by Beanbag Bazaar (below) has a high back to offer extra support while kiddos relax with their favourite books. And with a choice of three colours, there’s an option to suit every playroom.
Oh, and don’t forget to find a fun space to store all those books nearby. Ideally, you should pop a bookcase within reaching distance of the chair, so it’s easy to grab another story without getting up.
Create a crafty corner
What better way to spend a rainy day than getting stuck in with some arts and crafts? If your little one is a budding artist, they’ll need a roomy spot to sit and explore their creative streak.
To create a craft corner in your playroom, make sure you pick a stain-resistant table that’s easy to wipe down. It’s also good to look for a table that has a roomy storage shelf or drawer to keep all those fiddly arty bits out of the way.
If your little ones share a playroom or just need two tables for all their handiwork, the stackable kids’ desk by Vox is ideal. Once your kids have finished doodling for the day, you can simply stack these desks together to save on precious play space.
Make space for a relaxing day bed
A playroom is more than just a space to play games. Ideally, it should be a space where kids can unwind and recharge, too. So if you’re creating a fun playroom, a day bed offers the perfect space for kids to flop after a busy day at school.
Add a heap of cosy cushions and blankets, and your kids can snuggle up for a quick nap. And if they just fancy a spot to cool down after leaping around like Spiderman, a day bed makes for a cosy spot to watch films or read a book.
Throw in a cosy kids’ teepee
Want to create the ultimate kids’ playroom? A teepee play tent or kids’ wigwam is the ideal accessory.
Ideal for sparking pretend play, kids can hide out in their teepee and let their imaginations run riot. Whether they’re camping out in the jungle or exploring the Wild West, the possibilities are endless…
And when it’s time to relax, kids can curl up in the cosiest spot possible. Decorate the teepee with fairy lights and cushions, and there’ll be no better space for that afternoon nap.