Playroom Makeover: Playroom Decor Ideas for a fun amazing kids playroom you will love!
In six short weeks, we transformed our boring dining room into a colorful stylish playroom that our kids love to play in (and that I don’t mind looking at 😉 And I couldn’t be happier that our kids finally have a dedicated play space and a spot for all of their toys so they stay organized!
*this post was originally published 11/17 but has been updated since with all the complete project tutorials
We did this playroom makeover on a budget and were able to turn our unused dining room into a stylish yet colorful playroom that our kids use daily. With three kids five years and younger, we needed a dedicated play space; but, we wanted to keep the builtins and sophisticated look of our dining room so we could change it down the line when the kids outgrew the space. As part of the One Room Challenge, we completed this DIY playroom decor makeover in six short weeks.
After collecting lots of colorful playroom decor ideas, I finally settled on a design plan, and we embarked on our playroom makeover with gusto! By adding in practical storage, better lighting, kid friendly Ikea playroom furniture, and a utilitarian but colorful indoor/ outdoor playroom rug, we completely changed the look of the room.
Of course, any playroom isn’t complete without a kids play kitchen and a kids play table, so we added those along with a DIY Bulletin Board that can display all of our kids’ artwork (see the kids art storage here.)
The kids love playing with their wooden dollhouse, their wooden play kitchen, and having “tea parties” at the play table. If you are looking for the best wooden play kitchens and the best wooden dollhouses, I have personally used a lot of them and rounded them all up in a comprehensive guide!
To create a fun reading space, I made some DIY Floor Pillows that the kids love to lounge on, jump on, and play with. And with inexpensive Ikea and Target furniture I don’t worry too much about the space.
One of the biggest changes was upgrading our old oriental to an indoor/ outdoor rug that is the perfect playroom rug. It’s easily wipeable and quite durable, and has held up well with three kids and a great dane playing in there every single day. My only complaint is that our great dane’s nails seem to pull up some of the threads.
Since I still needed some playroom storage, but wanted to hide the dining room built ins, I covered the glass doors with gift wrapping paper to make some fun builtins that look more appropriate for a playroom! Now, they are more playful and colorful!
The vintage dresser that we painted blue, provides playroom storage for puzzles in the drawers and wooden toys on top. And by keeping the vast majority of the room open, we have ample play areas for playing trains, making forts, playing in the DIY teepee!
See the playroom makeover and playroom decor process in these posts below. There were several DIY projects tied-into the room including DIY Wainscoting and painting wood trim white.
To revisit the playroom decor process and progress, take a look where we started and the final result! Now, the first photo was taken when we moved into our house three years ago. Then, we lived with it pretty much like the middle photo for the last two years (it was taken right before we began the ORC). And now, voila! Finally a gorgeous playroom in our old dining room.
PROJECTS COMPLETED & SOURCES FOR PLAYROOM MAKEOVER
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- Play table
- play chairs
- DIY Bulletin Board here
- Vintage Dresser/ Sideboard painted using this How to Paint Furniture tutorial
- light fixture from Lamps Plus
- brass table lamp- vintage
- chairs- Ikea with navy blue pillows from Target
- DIY Floor PIllows
- Fun art print in Ikea frame
- Quatrefoile mirror- painted white (originally from HomeGoods)
- Built-ins with wallpaper gift wrap on inside
- indoor/ outdoor rug
- Wooden Dollhouse
- Stools- Target (old)
- Train set
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Make sure to check out all of the reveals today on the One Room Challenge! There is so much inspiration!!
ORC WEEKLY POSTS: SEE THE PLAYROOM MAKEOVER PROGRESSION