Design Ideas for a Playroom Revamp

So many people we know seem to be working on room revamps and re-styles at the moment.  It must be something about having the sun shine in on spaces that aren't at their best, and furniture that could do with a new lease of life.  But there's one room that seems to always get overlooked: the playroom.  I went to an amazing interiors show last week and saw so many gorgeous designer pieces that would brighten up sitting rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, and even nurseries, but stylish yet practical playroom furniture seems to be an impossible dream.

For many, us included, salvation lies in the vast portals of IKEA where wall to wall storage can be achieved relatively easily, and with a certain amount of style.  But while this serves as a great base for a playroom, most of us want to inject some oomph to the basic units.  Here's our pick of the best playroom style options around.


Before you put anything else into a room, think about the flooring.  In a playroom, flooring should be fun and cosy but practical.  The ideal solution is a hardwearing wooden floor with some fun rugs on top.  Just make sure they are secured safely and not likely to be a slip hazard.

A splash of colour from a rug or two is the perfect way to brighten up a room, and many are easy to clean too.  We love this range from Rug Mountain which show how you can use rugs to brighten the room, add a touch of fun or whimsy, and even create an extra play area.  These high quality, practical rugs can all be cleaned easily, and are designed to withstand heavy wear, which is just as well in a playroom!


Many children prefer to sit rather than lie on the floor, so seating is as important an element in a playroom as in any other room.  A sofa usually insights sleeping, jumping or fighting, so maybe chairs would be a better choice.  I love the stylish and fun look of these brilliant designer replicas from  The company was established in 2008 with a simple mission to create classic designs of the same exceptional quality as the originals, but at affordable prices.  These wonderful chairs inspired by the likes of Erne Jacobsen and Charles Eames certainly achieve that aim, and at prices from just £53.  Isn't the pony chair amazing?  These chairs would look great paired with a utility-style wooden table, or a modern plastic style.


As with every room, accessories are the key to pulling any look together, and no less so in the playroom.  Whether you are looking for extra storage, great lighting, or somewhere to hang the dressing up clothes, there's a stylish and fun idea here:

Pirate light, dinosaur lamp, animal storage, all Next; Eames-inspired Hang-It-All, Voga 

I hope that's given you some bright and beautiful inspiration for your playroom.  The kids will love it!