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Bright and Bold Modern Playroom


When we moved into our home a few years ago, we had no need for a formal living room.

But you know what we did have?

Toys. A lot of them.

And so I created this bright and fun playroom for my kids, ages 6 and 2.

A lot of the playroom inspo I find on Pinterest and elsewhere online is gorgeous, but so many of these rooms seem to have so many decorative items and not enough room for children to actually, well, play.

So I prioritized storage (for everything from Legos to Barbies), along with plenty of space for the kids to build or run or be crazy (usually the third option mentioned is the most popular).

The geometric rug helped to ground the space -- AND it's made from individual recycled floor tiles, which makes it super easy to clean -- and then I added an IKEA Kallax shelving unit with storage bins for all our odds and ends. Both my kids love their cute kitchen set, and my daughter wanted a desk area where she could work on art projects and not be bothered by her little brother.

A book nook on one wall, a Land of Nod play table and chairs, and a dress-up corner round out our space.

And there you have it! There's a glimpse into the most popular room in our home. :)

Wanna see more? Check out my blog over at Kate Decorates.



Tuesday 30th of January 2018

Hi Katie! That "hip hip hooray" banner was a total score from Target's Dollar Spot.


Tuesday 30th of January 2018

Hi there! Love this playroom! Where is the hip hip hooray banner from?

Kate Dreyer

Monday 20th of November 2017

Hi Michelle! The wall color is Rocky Bluffs by Valspar.


Monday 20th of November 2017

Hey Kate, what color did you use on the walls? I love it!

Kate at

Monday 13th of November 2017

Hi Amanda! That was a super easy DIY project. Just get some eye hooks from your local hardware store and some picture hanging wire. That's it! This probably took me 10 minutes and it's such a good way to display all my kids' artwork (and keep my fridge a bit more free of clutter!).