10 Colorful Kids Playroom Ideas That You’ll LOVE

May 15, 2017

If you’ve visited my blog before or follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably figured out by now that I’m a total sucker for fun, colorful kids’ spaces — including colorful kids playroom ideas.

It’s SO fun to see other people’s playroom ideas, and to learn about how other parents get creative when it comes to setting up spaces that are both kid and adult-approved. I also like seeing new ways to organize toys and books, and am constantly inspired by the colorful, whimsical rooms I see around the internet that, frankly, make ME want to go play in said room.

I mean, that’s the goal, right?! To have an amazing playroom space where both parents and kids love spending time and creating memories?

Our Main-level Kids Playroom

It was the first space I set up when we moved in a few years ago (and you can more photos of the kids playroom and get lots more details right over here). We still use it every single day and, while it’s gone through a few mini refreshes as my kids have grown and their tastes in toys and activities has changed, it is hands-down the most-loved room in our home.

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Colorful Kids Playroom Makeover Ideas

Here are 10 other amazing colorful kids playroom makeover ideas I found that are sure to inspire your decorating efforts in just about ANY kid-oriented space.

Ready? Hold onto your hats, friends, because these rooms are just TOO GOOD.

Colorful Playroom Design with Crate & Kids (formerly The Land of Nod) // Petite Party Studio

It’s hard to pick a favorite room out of all those I’ve shared here, but I guess if I was forced to choose, I might have to go with Rebecca’s space that she created in partnership with Crate & Kids (formerly The Land of Nod). It’s modern, it’s colorful, it’s fun — seriously, what kid or adult wouldn’t want to hang out here?! I’m obsessed with the black and white striped teepee (we own the same one), and you can never go wrong with colorful felt ball garland.

A Playroom With Target Pillowfort and Emily Henderson // Green Wedding Shoes

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Those chairs (pssst, they come in EIGHT colors!). And those adorable ice-cream printed pillows. And all the fun colors! Please promise me you’ll go check out ALL the photos of this adorable space.

Playroom Makeover // Hunted Interior

Playroom Makeover Ideas

While we’re on the subject of super cute playrooms created with lots of items from Target’s Pillowfort collection, please look at this lovely spot created by Kristin Jackson. The modern wood and white kids’ activity table makes it easy to pair just about any type or color of chair with it. And I love the bench seat — and you can’t go wrong with vertical storage and those crates! Such a good way to keep the space tidy and organized.

Emerson’s Modern Playroom Tour // The Sweetest Occasion

Playroom Makeover Ideas

I love this fun, modern playroom created by Cyd over at The Sweetest Occasion. The best part is that it’s stylish and, most importantly, it’s PRACTICAL. Here’s the thing: While I love “pretty” toys just as much as the next person, the reality is that your kid might need a foam playmat, and she might love that Fisher Price plastic walker. (My kids did!) I really appreciate that Cyd created a space that is both beautiful AND real. Oh, and pro tip? The IKEA Kallax shelf — seen here in white — is SUCH a star player in any playroom setup.

Our Land of Nod Playroom // House of Jade Interiors Blog

Playroom Makeover Ideas

Here’s a great space from Kirsten of House of Jade Interiors — she partnered with Crate & Kids (formerly The Land of Nod) to create this cute playroom. Those floor bins and baskets are a must to collect all of those “the shape of this is so awkward that I have no idea where this would fit” toys.

Eclectic Farmhouse Playroom Reveal // Bless’er House

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As Lauren says, this playroom makeover is sorta Joanna Gaines, sorta Emily Henderson. All I know is that it’s a whole lot of adorable-ness (yeah, that’s a real word, you guys) in one spot. And if you’re into the modern farmhouse look, then this post is full of inspiration!

Modern Bedroom Ideas for Boys // Curls and Cashmere

Playroom Makeover Ideas

Okay, so this is a nursery, not a playroom, but how fun are these shelves?! And the turquoise stripes on the ceiling are incredible. Get more inspo from Ashley over at Curls and Cashmere.

Playroom Reveal // Aubrey Kinch

Aubrey’s colorful playroom / TV area is a great example of a dual-purpose space that has tons of personality. I also appreciate the fact that this example shows that you CAN decorate around pieces that aren’t the latest and greatest — like a comfy taupe sofa that is PERFECT for kiddos to jump and lounge on — and still wind up with a beautiful space. BTW, I seriously need that colorful, happy area rug (and the cute pup!).

What are your favorites from these playroom makeover ideas? One of my biggest takeaways — and I hope one of yours, too! — is that play spaces don’t have to be filled with super pricey fixtures to be both beautiful and fun. Think simple shelving, colorful storage baskets, a table and some chairs, and lots of open space for playtime.


Loving these colorful playroom ideas!

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  1. A super belated thank you for including little Em’s playroom in your round up! She has fun trashing it every day 😉

    • My pleasure, Cyd! Thanks for proving that kids’ spaces can be both beautiful AND functional. 🙂

  2. Hi! Love this round up! Do you have any idea where the colourful stripy rug is from in the Steel Street Studios Playroom? I’ve followed through to their website but can’t find any info.

    • Hi Gill! That is SUCH an awesome rug. Here’s an affiliate link to a rug that I’m 99% sure is the same one: http://bit.ly/2sjr98n

      • What about the shelves? Those are so sleek. I’ve looked around but haven’t found anything.

      • Hi Jessica! Are you asking about the shelves in our playroom, or shelves in one of the other photos? If you’re asking about ours, it’s the Kallax shelving unit from IKEA.

  3. Do you know where the desk came from in the Steel Street Studios Playroom?

    • Hi Tyra! I don’t know for sure but it looks a lot like this table and chairs set (which is great, I’ve recommended it for a bunch of design clients): https://bit.ly/2Zf6bGT (affiliate link)


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