40 of The Cutest Aussie Playrooms: Ideas & Examples

A playroom is a haven for children, a space where their imaginations can run wild, and endless adventures await.

Whether you're a parent, or someone looking for inspiration to create a delightful play space, you've come to the right place.

We have carefully curated a collection of playroom ideas and examples that showcase creativity, functionality, and above all, cuteness.

From whimsical themes to clever storage solutions and interactive play areas, these playrooms are sure to ignite your imagination and make you smile.

Whether you're working with a small space or have a large room to play with, there's something here for everyone.

Get ready to be inspired by vibrant colors, playful decor, educational elements, and cozy corners that invite hours of imaginative play.

Discover how to incorporate themes like nature, animals, fantasy worlds, or classic childhood favorites into your own playroom design.


Colour Theme

Let your child's favorite colours guide the playroom's color theme. Incorporating their preferred hues can make the space feel more personal and special to them.


A Cubby

Incorporate a cubby with multiple levels or compartments, offering different areas for various play scenarios such as a kitchen, bedroom, or fort.


Pretend Play

Create a designated area for pretend play in the playroom, encouraging children to engage in imaginative and role-playing activities.

Play Tent

Incorporate a play tent in a themed playroom, such as a pirate ship, princess castle, or safari adventure, to encourage imaginative play and storytelling.



Wall decals and Murals

Create a vibrant playroom with colourful wall decals and murals that depict iconic Australian animals like kangaroos, koalas, and wombats.


Incorporate elements of nature by adding indoor plants or creating a mini garden corner with artificial grass and potted plants.

Reading Nook

Design a cozy reading nook with a comfy bean bag chair or a hanging hammock where kids can relax and dive into their favourite books.


Use playful and educational storage solutions, such as labelled baskets or cubbies, to keep toys organised and easily accessible.

Creative Area

Set up a creative art station with an easel, paints, and craft supplies, encouraging children to explore their artistic abilities.


Include interactive elements like a climbing wall, mini basketball hoop, or a small indoor slide for active play and physical development.

Open Shelves

Install open shelves in the playroom to display books, toys, and decorative items, creating an organised and visually appealing space.


Dress Ups

Build a dedicated dress-up corner with costumes, hats, and accessories, allowing children to engage in imaginative play.

Sensory Play

Create a sensory play area with tactile materials like sand, water beads, or sensory bins filled with rice or pasta for sensory exploration.


Space for all ages

Design a playroom that can grow with your child by incorporating flexible and adaptable elements that cater to different ages and stages of development.


Maximise the space

Think creatively and explore unconventional storage solutions like hanging baskets from the ceiling or utilizing wall-mounted organizers to store toys or art supplies, maximizing every inch of available space.


Chill out space

Create a cozy and inviting chill-out space in the playroom where children can relax, unwind, and recharge.



Choose a few key decor pieces or focal points that make a statement rather than overcrowding the playroom with excessive decorations or knick-knacks.

Calming Colours

Consider the psychological effects of different colors and choose shades that are known to promote relaxation, such as pale blues for a calming effect or soft greens for a sense of harmony and balance.


Display their art

Create a dedicated gallery wall in the playroom to display children's artwork, showcasing their creativity and fostering a sense of pride and accomplishment.


Wood and Neutrals

Consider natural materials like wood, cotton, or bamboo for furniture and decor elements to create a warm and organic feel in the minimalist playroom.


Written by Laura Agrimi, mother of 2 and owner of Grace & Maggie.

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