Guest Picks: Perfect for the Playroom

Playrooms can be a disaster zone, but I am convinced that they can be pretty too. All it requires is one part stylish organization, another part modern flair and two components magic. With the perfect pieces, children’ areas can be coordinated, inspiring and appealing to small ones and grown-ups alike. This ideabook features some great pieces that are fun, functional and — best yet — trendy. — Trina from La La Lovely


Aztec Collage by Liesl Pfeffer – $25

I would like this at a playroom — okay, or perhaps my room also. The bold colors and triangle shapes are perfect for a kid’s eye, but the overall appearance is super-modern adult trendy also.

Right Start

Great Plains Tepee – $130

A tipi pretty much injects an instant dab of magic into a play area for small ones. This easy one is only asking me to buy it.


Stockholm Rug, Black Stripe | IKEA – $199

Sometimes, it doesn’t get any better than white and black to ground a space. This routine is playful enough for a kid’s room or playroom but can easily do double duty in any room of your property.


White-Dipped Barrel Baskets – $59

Plain baskets are boring. Baskets dipped in white are much more exciting, no? These will be ideal for hiding toys, while still being pretty for Mom to check at.

Aimée Wilder

Astrobots Wallpaper – $150

This metallic wallpaper is pure fun with a big shot of glistening — I would love to use this for an accent wall in a playroom.


Cuckoo Clock – $323

What’s it? Playtime! This cuckoo clock is among my favorites and is ideal for keeping track of time in a playroom.


Guidecraft Natural Nordic Children’ Table and Chair Set – $142.80

I adore this modern Nordic children table and chairs set from Wal-Mart (gasp). It’s cool and the cost can’t be beat.


View From Here Hook – $20

Hooks are great in a play area for holding onto dress-up clothes. I adore the appearance of those.

Pink Olive

Pink Bunny Kutelight – $125

I love night lights, especially funky ones. I would love to have this color-on-color bunny light up in the playroom night or day.

Small Baby Company

Metal Lampshade – GBP 55

I would be over the moon to add those sunshiny metal lampshades for my kids’ playroom. Fantastic for that small reading corner or over children’ exhibited artwork.

West Elm

Rolling Storage – $299

These shelves are great for books, of course, but also for storage or toys baskets. The wheels at the bottom allow this shelf cooler than many others like it, and hey they also make altering the room up a breeze.


Ekorre Swing – $9

Everyone needs a swing IN their residence. This trumps a slide any day, also will add hours of fun during those cold winter season.

Small Baby Company

Giraffe Wall Decal – GBP 45

Pattern consistently defines a space. I would love this giraffe to grace a wall in my playroom — it’s big and beautiful.

Table Tonic

Moroccan Leather Pouf – AUD 199

Who doesn’t want a pouf these days? These are great for children to plop down to read a publication. Now you’ve got a reason to order one: it will make your kid read more!

Pottery Barn Kids

Star Art Cable – $39

I love when my children create artwork, I just don’t always know what to do with it. This system is great for keeping the pieces together for display, and it’s super simple to rotate out the old to your new.


VIRRE garnish with Ladder and Guard Rail – $149

A playroom just is not a playroom unless there’s some significant playing happening, and a slide brings that. This one is my all-time favorite as it’s sleek, stylish and modern.


Perfect Twist Poster by Debbie Carlos – $50

I scream, you scream, we all scream for a giant ice cream (picture). I love this big part of art that can add whimsy and yumminess to a playroom.


Moderate Chrome Locker Basket – $11.95

I can’t get enough of mixing in the industrial appearance, even in a kids’ area. These baskets are great for collecting blocks, stuffed animals or some other small things that need collecting.

Layla Grayce

Lucky Green Mobile – $75

I heart this breezy phone — it’d add just the correct quantity of whimsy to a kids’ area.


ASKER Container | IKEA – $11.99

These modest egg-like containers — and their counterpart rod and hooks — are all intended for the kitchen but are much more ideal for storing markers and crayons in a tiny art corner.

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