13 genius play room ideas every mum needs to see

Dedicating an entire room of the house as a play room is a luxury not everyone has, but for those that have the space it would be a shame not to. Not only will bedrooms be so much tidier if toys are kept in a separate room, but with extra space you can create dens, have art tables and easels, or even turn the space into a role play and fancy dress room! Here are 13 ideas every cool mum should know – or scroll down to my roundup of 39 items to buy for your play room.

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1. Party decorations

Who said party decorations are just for parties? Adorn the walls with bunting and tassel garlands to create a year-round upbeat vibe.


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2. Chalkboard wall

Let kids draw on the walls– in fact, encourage it. Just paint the walls with chalkboard paint first.


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Image Credit: The Glitter Guide


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3. Make a cosy nook

Create a super snug area, either in a deep cupboard, under a bed frame or desk, or inside a play tent, teepee or playhouse.


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You could also create a cosy window seat area, by building bookcases and book shelves around it to cocoon a reading bench. Or transform a loft or attic space into a cosy reading room.


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Image credit: MyDomaine


Image credit: MyDomaine


Image credit: MyDomaine

4. Coat rack

Hang a handy shelf and hooks to organise school rucksacks and gym kits, etc.


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5. Swings

If you’ve got the space, hang up some swings!


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Image credit: Domino

6. Animal wall

Collect faux animal busts to create a fun and unusual wall display.


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7. Tipi

Buy a tipi to encourage role play games, and to give them a fun hiding spot.


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Image credit: One Kings Lane


Image credit: One Kings Lane

8. Kid shed

Forget about the She-shed, if you don’t have room in the house for a play room, why not create a play-shed instead, to keep the toys and mess out of the house entirely?


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9. Art studio

Keep all art and crafting materials in the play room, and set up an art station. Find easels, or hang a roll of paper from the wall so kids can tear off paper as they like.


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Image Credit: The Ivory Lane


Image Credit: The Ivory Lane


Image Credit: The Ivory Lane


Image Credit: The Ivory Lane

10. Neon

Hang some fun neon-lighting for a cheerful and modern touch.


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11. Wallpaper

Wallpaper the walls (or ceiling!) in a fun print.


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Too expensive, or too much faff? Let the kids stencil or paint the room themselves – give them a clear task, for example Emma Bridgewater style polka dots using a round bristle brush dotted on wall, or make lots of little brush strokes close together like the below wallpaper.


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12. Fancy dress

Display all fancy dress clothes onto a fancy dress rack to make outfit changes even easier.


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Image Credit: The Glitter Guide

13. Up-cycle

Up-cycle old painting with bold paint, up-cycle boring baskets with colourful pompoms, epicycle simple storage jars by glueing old plastic toys to the top and spray painting them, and just banish boring al-together.


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