The 7 Best Toddler Playroom Ideas
CREATE A FUN & WHIMSICAL SPACE FOR YOUR TODDLER TO LEARN, PLAY, & GROW IN
Playrooms are definitely one of my favorite spaces to create because the possibilities are endless! These spaces can be bright, colorful, & a mix of patterns & designs. Plus watching your little one create & learn in a space you created is the best reward of them all!
We created this beautiful playroom at my mom’s house as an oasis for her grandkids when they come over. It’s so fun & makes me want to play too! We DIY-ed everything in this room to keep it budget savvy, she even built that treehouse from scratch! So today I thought I would share 7 ideas for creating an amazing playroom for your toddler!
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1. Create a Reading Nook
Every playroom should absolutely have a reading nook! Reading is one of my favorite things to do with Eli & you can build custom shelving so easily. Plus books are so pretty they can count as decor too!
Check out the shelving we added in Eli’s nursery along with the scrap wood book storage unit we just built!
2. Costume Corner
This fun little area is filled with all kinds of dress fun up fun! My mom made each grandkid their own superhero cape with their names on them & has baskets filled with fun masks, crowns, & everything in between!
3. Art Station
The whole point of a playroom is to give your littles a space to create & play, so setting up an art station is a must! This colorful drawer organizer are from Amazon & are perfect for organizing all your art supplies: Play Dough, crayons, markers, paint, & paper!
4. Art Display Wall
Beautiful art needs a place to be showcased! Use old frames & clothes pins to display your little ones art proudly on the wall. You can create a gallery wall for pretty cheap by spray painting old or thrift store frames & adding these giant clothes pins will make switching out their masterpieces easy.
5. Tree House
This is by far my favorite part of the playroom, the treehouse! This treehouse was built solely out of a vision my mom had, no plans or drawings. It is mainly made out of plywood & 2x4s. I wish I had plans to give y’all & maybe soon we can put some together but we kinda just grabbed some wood & went for it! We even added a cool pulley bucket so the kids can bring up toys in a fun way! Sadie’s favorite part of this room is that little mailbox. My mom leaves little prizes & notes for the kids to find & they just love getting mail.
You don’t need a whole treehouse for your playroom to be great though, a sheet tent or cave made out of cardboard boxes would be fun too!
6. Extra Fun Seating
Swings, boats, & trucks aren’t only for the outside ? Get creative with the seating. This swing is a big hit in the playroom & can be swapped out with a baby swing version easily. The truck & boat are such a fun feature in this room! We purchased the truck of Facebook Marketplace so I don’t have a link but here is another version.
7. Get Creative With Floors & Walls
What makes this playroom extra special is definitely all the color & creativity that went into the walls & floors. She hand-painted the floors to resemble grass & a little pond.
By the treehouse, we used grass carpet to give the floor a little texture. She hand-painted the cloud
Even the walls are a place to play when you add a Lego wall & colored tube ball game!
We used a Cricut machine to print out vinyl for the quotes & flowers
Even the picket fence gate fits the theme & is simply made out of thin wood fence planks!
Lots of love went into creating this playroom & lots of fun is had in it daily! Let me know if you have any questions or if you want to share your “must-have” playroom idea.