Of all the rooms in your home, a playroom is one where function often trumps form. Your child probably doesn't care about matching color schemes or Scandi-inspired decor, so the playroom in your house is often an afterthought. But here's the good news: This fun room doesn't have to be wasted space. Whether you have a room dedicated to toys and play or you section off part of another living space, a cool playroom is pretty easy to achieve.
Click through to see some of our favorite design-friendly playroom ideas.
Add a Chalkboard
This minimalist playroom from Studio McGee has a lot to love, but the oversized chalkboard is by far the focal point of the space. Not only is a rustic chalkboard attractive, but it also provides a great place for kids to draw and write without ruining your walls.
If you can't find a large enough chalkboard for your playroom, consider painting an accent wall with chalkboard paint instead.
Opt for Function and Form
Your playroom is by far the most fun room in your house (that's literally what it's for, right?), but that doesn't mean it can't be beautiful too. If you have to relegate your kid's toys to a wall in a shared common space, opt for furniture that can double as storage, like this neutral high chair. Pared-down pieces that can blend easily with the rest of your decor work best in shared spaces.
Go Bold With Color
If you love bright neons but haven't really experimented with bold colors throughout your house, a playroom is a great place to start. Try weaving in some of those attention-grabbing colors you stray from elsewhere in your home.
Bold colors can help camouflage smudges and fingerprints, so you won't have to clean as much.
Think Outside the Bookcase
The best playrooms are the ones that have a bit of imagination behind them. Sure, opting for traditional furniture like bookcases and couches is easy, but consider something a little more special (like this tree bookshelf) or opt for floor pillows over a traditional couch. A touch of creativity can take your playroom from "a room with toys" to your kid's favorite room.
Invest in Affordable Storage
Revamping your child's playroom doesn't have to be an expensive overhaul. We love using cheap wicker baskets to sort toys and art supplies, as well as adding a few picture ledges to show off your kid's favorite books.
Create a Home Gym
This amazing playroom idea from Inspired to Revamp is definitely one of the most ambitious ideas on our list. An indoor climbing wall is one of the most creative ideas we've seen anywhere—not only does it give your kids a place to burn off energy, but it has such a small footprint that you can fit it in nearly any home.
Think About the Floor
Though adults tend to prefer a nice, comfortable couch over sitting on the ground, children love climbing and rolling around. Invest in some floor pillows and mats that can be easily tossed in a closet when not in use. This is the perfect go-to for sleepovers and movie nights.
Add Some Indoor Swings
What's better than going to the park? Swinging in your own playroom, rain or shine. If you have the space, we love the idea of adding a few swings or an indoor bubble chair to your playroom to give it a bit more personality and take it to the next level.
Create an Art Space
Inspire your child's creative side by setting up their own art studio. Gather all of the must-have supplies and create bins for easy access to markers, crayons, and paper. Focus on easy-to-clean storage like plastic bins, set up a table and chairs, and voila—instant artist's studio.
Try Wall Art
Create a space as unique and individual as your child by opting for a little bit of wall art. Whether you create a playhouse out of paint or work with your child to paint a beautiful mural of their favorite things, adding a bit of wall art is a great way to create a beautiful and kid-friendly space.