Currently, we are working on the playroom in the new house. In this post, we are going to start with my favorite inspiration to launch into my design. And then be sure to scroll all the way down for links to my favorite playroom finds. I’ve rounded up storage pieces, beautiful toys worthy of display and play, lighting and accents in general.
This bonus room could have so many purposes in the future. I could see it having a sunroom feel in the future, but in this season with a toddler, it’s a playroom.
THE ROOM CURRENTLY
Here’s what we’ve done so far to the space. We’ve added this stunning wall mural from a company I found on Instagram called Woodchip and Magnolia. I also refinished this storage piece I found on Facebook Marketplace with a finish that my friend calls the ‘Restoration Hardware’ look. I posted a tutorial on this if you want to take it on! Now it’s time to shop for furniture and work on the final details.
It’s been challenging to find the perfect inspiration for this playroom because I want it to have a little dose of sophistication. This is because the room is directly off the living room with a glass door leading to it. I want the design to flow with the living room design, but have the feeling of whimsy that every playroom should have. I’ll be combining a little bit from all these rooms to create the perfect room for my sweet Quinn!
INSPIRATION 1: EMILY HENDERSON
This space gave me permission to have a sophisticated playroom. I also loved that Emily showed how this space developed over time in this post. That was appealing to me because I was looking for a flexible design that could develop over time as my daughter grows and we have new needs for the room. I also love the vintage touches in her playroom.
INSPIRATION 2: NINA OF @DIARIESOFMYHOME
Nina’s playroom is a perfect inspiration because it’s a playroom undercover. It has storage and seating for the littles, but it has such a beautiful design. This room helped me decide to give the wood like ‘restoration hardware’ finish on the storage piece along with a small Frame TV over it.
INSPIRATION 3: LIZ MARIE
Liz Marie brings us another playroom under disguise loaded with whimsy and function. Seeing this space I knew I wanted to use wallpaper in the playroom. I love how Liz layered the wallpaper with other fun wall decor like the art with the bunny. Liz created a beautiful room to hide away Cope’s toys but still go with the look of the rest of her home.
INSPIRATION 4: CHRIS LOVES JULIA
When I was hunting for inspiration I searched “Modern Cottage Playroom” on Pinterest and this stunning playroom from Chris Loves Julia popped up. I love the cottage feel of this room. The warm tones paired with the blue is perfect. I also love that it’s long and narrow. Our room is skinny and long so we have to be creative with our furniture choices.
INSPIRATION 5: BLESSER HOME
The second I saw this room I saw function and form in harmony. There’s nothing better than beautiful storage. A lot of the toys that my daughter enjoys most do not fit well with the aesthetic I’m after. Baskets for the unsightly toys and then the beautiful ones out on shelves is the perfect playroom in my book. I also love the classic book artwork on the wall.
INSPIRATION 6: STUDIO MCGEE
Of course, when I’m looking for design inspiration Studio McGee is included. I love the earth tones in this room. It feels bold and well designed but all neutral. Also more functional storage and seating specifically for kids are spotted here.
INSPIRATION 7: ANNAKA DAVIDSON
I love how simple this design is from Annaka. I’m a huge fan of no-fuss design. Spaces for kids can get busy fast with all the toys and activities. I love to make spaces for them to get creative and imagine, but I feel like simplicity invites just that.
INSPIRATION 8: BORåSTAPETER
I don’t know how to pronounce the name of the designer, but I sure know these spaces are stunning. The patterns on the wall bring whimsy but also sophistication. I know the previous inspiration was simplicity, but there’s something magical about a bold pattern.
Now that I’ve shared all my favorite inspiration I wanted to share my favorite playroom finds. I’ve rounded up storage pieces, beautiful toys worthy of display and play, lighting and accents in general.
SHOP THE PLAYROOM ITEMS
I hope you were as inspired as I was by this inspiration I found online and these fun playroom finds. Now I’m ready to complete the room. I’d love your feedback in the comments below. Any tips on taking on this space? Do you have an “under cover” playroom or working on designing one?
Happy designing friends!