Playroom Ideas for Children

Sometimes children need more space than their bedroom provides to allow play, and a separate playroom is sometimes needed as a vital element in a child’s development. Having a space that is dedicated to their sole use will encourage them to look after it. From an adult’s point of view it stops the rest of the home looking like a dumping ground for toys.


Design ideas

Most very young children like brash, bright colours, so often playrooms get decorated in blues, reds, greens and yellows, which can be a bit garish to adult eyes. To tone the visuals down a little bit, turn one entire wall into a huge chalkboard with special chalk paint, which comes in a range of colours. The children will love having a wall they are allowed to draw on.

There are some common themes that all children love; dinosaurs, fairy-tale princesses, pirate ships and farms, and the walls are great places to play these themes out. If a parent has a talent for art, he or she could consider painting a mural on the walls, or opt for stick on figures. Dinosaurs could roam a swamp landscape or characters from Disney could populate a castle scene.

Classic children’s literature provides some great characters as well, such as Alice in Wonderland or Beatrix Potter with Peter Rabbit and Mrs Tiggywinkle. Add unique features by writing well-known quotes from the books on the walls, such as “Curiouser and curiouser” from Alice, and “Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits,” from Beatrix Potter.

Consider the ceiling and floor as extra walls; paper the ceiling with a sky or star scene for playrooms with a Nature theme, or lay carpet that features a motor racing track to play on or that resembles the sea for a nautical themed room.


A playroom will need some basic furniture. This will include a table and chairs for the children to sit at, for both eating and playing; a media unit or centre for the television and DVD players that children cannot seem to do without these days, which also help to tidy away cables and other hazards; some soft seating, such as beanbags, and of course, storage. Install bookshelves or shelving to take not only books, but also small storage boxes for all the little things, such as colouring pens and pencils, DVDs, and small toys. Use larger boxes or fitted cupboards for larger toys and games.


It is also a good idea to have some furniture suitable for adults, so that they can spend some time in the playroom with their kids. This is also a good way of allowing a playroom to grow with the children. A sofa bed, for example, not only provides sensible seating for adults, but also can be pulled out and used for sleepovers and pyjama parties.

As the children grow up, the room’s decoration will need to change. The murals will go, the colours will be toned down, and the multitude of games and toys will become obsolete. Instead, children may want pinball games, table football, or just as likely, a desk with a computer and games station.

Playroom Ideas

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Profile Education Round 2 in 1 Activity Table with 4 Drawers

Profile Education Round 2 in 1 Activity Table with 4 Drawers

Make your class more functional with the well-designed Profile Education Round 2 in 1 Activity Table with 4 Drawers. Snapped together for easy assembly, it provides a smooth surface for drawing, painting and writing practice.Features: Activity Table Measurements: Width - 710mm Depth - 710mm Height - 480mm

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Kid’s Chairs

A simple chair is all they need but where do you start? Kid’s chairs come in all shapes and sizes so let us have a look at some of the best.

Kid’s Bean Bag Chairs

Bean bags are a simple form of occasional furniture that are particularly popular with youngsters but they are not always the ideal solution – especially as you’ll want your young one’s to adopt good seating habits at an early age. These bean bag chairs can make a good compromise as they are relatively inexpensive and have a fun colourful design that will get your kids approval.

Red Gingham Beanbag

The Red Gingham Bean Bag Chair  from JoJo Maman Bebe is a fun and funky seating idea that comes in a range of colours. The seams are reinforced for extra strength and the covers are easily removed for cleaning.

Kid's armchair with matching foot stool

Alternatively what about this fun armchair with a matching foot stool? From GLTC this children’s chair, available in 4 colours and designs, has a solid wooden frame with fixed stain resistant covers.

Kid's seating with side pockets for books and stuff

The Little Reader by Nubie Modern Kids Boutique is a great little seating idea for toddlers which incorporates a handy pocket in the side for their books.

Bright pink armchair style beanbag for kids

This simple but practical armchair style beanbag from Feather & Black is available in 5 bright colours. The cover is made from a water resistant fabric so they are safe to use outdoors during the summer months.

This Gaga© baby beanbag, exclusively from rucomfy, incoporates the luxurious cuddle soft fabric to the seating area meaning your precious baby will be lounging in ultimate comfort, which can also be personalised with their name embroidered on the side of the beanbag near the front right. Its available in a large range of colours, and an even softer luxury cuddle soft seating area, which is backed with a waterproof barrier so any little accidents do not damage any of the beanbag.

Traditional Children’s Chairs

If you think of a kid’s chair as something more functional then maybe a traditional wooden chair is what you’re after?

Aimbry Hasbro Childrens Chair White

This white wooden chair from Amazon has a woven rattan seat for extra comfort and the white painted finish will go well with any decor.

Child's painted wooden chair with woven rush seat pad

This cute little child’s chair with a cut-out heart motif by Rose & Grey is constructed from solid pine and painted ivory. The seat is made from woven rush so you don’t need a  separate  cushion.

Children’s Rocking Chairs

These cute rocking chairs for kids are such a fun idea and sure to be popular.

Child's rocking chair with personalised engraving

This personalised rocking chair by Millhouse makes an ideal gift idea for a young child. You get a choice of  colours and can also opt for a train or butterfly and flowers image to be engraved on the back-rest as well as their name and a personal message from you. The chair itself is made from birch plywood and protected with a tough lacquer finish.

Kid's solid ash rocking chair

The Salisbury rocking chair from Feather & Black is made from solid ash hardwood and has a clear lacquer finish. This is a  quality  furniture piece and will last for years.

Child's pony themed rocking chair

Pip the Pony is one of a range of kid’s painted rocking chairs made by Fairytale Furniture. There are two pony themed chairs as well as Bumble the Dog and Ziggy the Zebra to choose from.

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Childrens Waiting Room Furniture

A selection of  waiting room furniture for children, perfect for dentists,  doctors  or libraries. The range includes children’s activity tables, wooden toys, and Bean Bags.

Moving and Fitting Bead Table

This activity table  from Kids’ Rooms, can help develop manipulative skills, and the brightly-coloured wires and beads can be used to help children to learn about colours, shapes and numbers.  A great wooden bead table that’s perfect for waiting room areas and ideal for entertaining children whilst waiting for mum and dad!

Tidy Books Bookcase with Lowercase Letters

This stylish bookcase from Kids’ Rooms offers practical storage for children’s books. Books of all shapes and sizes can be placed on the shelves facing out.  This bookcase will blend in with all decors, making it a perfect choice for any room, not just the bedroom or playroom. It is also great for nursery schools, play groups, doctors or dentists waiting rooms – in fact, just about anywhere used by kids!

Jigsaw Seating Set

This large, brightly coloured modular seating from Kids’ Room is a unique interlocking jigsaw design ideal for group or stand alone seating and suitable to be used for child & teacher seating. This seats meet  UK safety standards and CRIB 5 fire rated and stain resistant pvc these chairs are both durable & hard wearing in a demanding environment such as nursery, waiting rooms and schools.

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Play Tables

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Mightymast Smart Table Football

Mightymast Smart Table Football

Fully sized and heavy duty, this table features solid steel chrome-plated rods for smooth, responsive play and a high-quality glass playing surface, all with a stylish ice blue finish. All accessories necessary to play are included, and the unit requires minimum assembly to set up, featuring fold-away legs for easy storage.

SOAP designs Child's Chalkboard Table And Stool

SOAP designs Child's Chalkboard Table And Stool

Chalkboard topped play table and stool

Letteroom Train Play Table

Letteroom Train Play Table

Our Fantastic Train Table would make a great gift for any special child. A perfect addition to our Bestselling Name Train.

Plum Build-it Wooden Construction Play Table

Plum Build-it Wooden Construction Play Table

Made from responsibly sourced timber, the Build-it Wooden Construction Play Table is strong, sturdy and built to last. It includes two different coloured construction boards for children to build up and out on and create 3D pieces; the boards are compatible with most major brand construction blocks. Clearing up is made easy with two pull out side drawers and a large storage tray underneath the unit. Please note: • Images shown are for illustrative purposes only; products and accessory style may vary slightly. • Adult assembly is required; product is supplied flat packed, pre-drilled with step-by-step instructions for easy home assembly. • Adult supervision is recommended at all times. • Not suitable for children under 36 months - small parts - choking and suffocation hazard.

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Children’s Drawers

Drawers — where would we be without them? Such a simple concept and yet so very essential, it’s hard to imagine what people did before drawers came along. But then I suppose they didn’t have as many clothes to put in them! There probably isn’t a household in the UK that doesn’t have a set of drawers and in children’s rooms they are almost as essential as a bed or cot.

Thankfully the days of white chip-board drawers that fall apart as soon as you touch them have long gone, to be replaced by sturdy, solid sets that should last years. But sturdy and solid doesn’t mean boring, certainly not for children’s rooms! Have a look at some of these examples that range from natural wood to bright and colourful.

Child friendly chest of drawers in ivory-white painted poplar

Us parents can be very demanding, we don’t just want a chest of drawers for children, we want lots of storage and a high quality finish that will last, whilst children just want it to look good! Well these examples have both. This Noah Drawer Chest has no less than 7 drawers for maximum storage of all those kids’ clothes. Rounded edges and metal drawer stoppers make it a safe choice for little fingers too.

Kid's wooden drawers with brass knobs

This 3 drawer chest from The Dormy House  is a simple design, the carcass and drawers are mdf but the legs are solid beech and you also get a range of options such a choice of finishes and a selection of drawer handles from wood to brass.

Sleek contemporary chest of drawers

Older children will love the modern look of these Hoxton drawers. They are sleek and contemporary and for fans of Twilight, they also come in midnight black!

Wooden chest of drawers painted in soft ivory

This ivory chest from The Children’s Furniture Company  is another simple but practical design with 3 large drawers on smooth runners. The pink highlighting is a nice detail which makes this set of drawers the ideal choice for a girl’s bedroom.

Solid wooden drawers with mouse handle carved out of the drawers.

You can always rely on Fairbourn to come up with something totally original and this set of drawers with cut-out mouse shaped handles is no exception. Available in pale green or cream and the inside of the drawers is natural antique pine. What is it about mice that kid’s love so much – I’ll never understand?

Solid pine dresser with a natural antiqued finish

Natural wood colour is extremely striking and makes a huge impact in a room, so get the sophisticated, stylish look with this antique-look children’s drawer set that has a very modern, reasonable price tag. It’s made from solid pine and is a great piece of furniture that will grow with your child.

Children's solid chest of drawers in oak veneered finish

Or for the modern wood finish this Fairford children’s chest has lashings of style. Made from oak with leather handles, it’s pure indulgence!

Wooden chest of drawers with natural wood finish

The Maxtrix dresser from John Lewis is a simple but functional piece of furniture and built to last – what more is there to say? It’s part of the Maxtrix furniture system but there is nothing to stop you buying this set of drawers on their own.

Funky children's drawers in blue with chunky handles

We’ve seen a few examples of children’s furniture which has been described as fun and funky but the Mammut chest from Ikea is the one that gets it just right we think. It’s colourful and whimsical but still a useful and great value  furniture  piece.

Kid's cabinet with brightly coloured drawer fronts

While we are on the subject of colourful and zany furniture the Juicy Fruits chest of drawers from Aspace is certainly both of these. Whether this combination of colours will prove  conducive  to a restful night’s sleep though is another matter?

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Children’s Wardrobes

One of the central points of the CS Lewis story of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is of course, the wardrobe. I would spend hours as child exploring the depths of my wardrobe and all the others in the house hoping to find the secret world of Narnia, of course all I found were a few mothballs and a life of disillusionment followed….

In case your children don’t know the story, I thoroughly recommend that when you get them that new wardrobe you know they need, you put the book in there for them to find. I guarantee that they’ll never look at a wardrobe in quite the same way again!

Nursery Wardrobes

I may not have discovered Narnia in any of the wardrobes when I was a child, but then to be honest none of ours exactly fitted the bill. I can’t see Narnia appearing at the back of an MFI mirrored wardrobe somehow. But if anything is going to get the imagination of children working on overdrive it’s this magnificent English Oak nursery wardrobe.

Quality oak nursery wardrobe

I would have given anything to have this in my room as a child! This is not just a children’s wardrobe, it’s a den, hidey hole, magical land and pretend tree house all in one! Children’s imaginations have no limits and this piece of furniture will provide hours of entertainment as well as being a timeless classic that will be handed down from generation to generation, all with a special story to tell!

White Painted Children's Wardrobe

This fabulous ivory wardrobe from Feather & Black is made to last and with adjustable hanging rails it’s the only wardrobe you’ll ever need. The spacious shelving is ideal for folded clothes and there is also a full width compartment in the base for large items such as bedding or for storing toys and games.

Children's white bedroom wardrobe

This white painted children’s wardrobe is part of the Ashton range from John Lewis. Made from pine and finished with a tough lacquer this wardrobe has a full width hanging rail and shelf at mid-height which can easily be removed when needed. With three storage drawers in the base this will prove to be a very useful piece of children’s bedroom furniture indeed.

Children's white wooden wardrobe with love heart shaped handles

You’ll see a few items of kid’s furniture around these days which use a love heart motif in some form or another but the  Sweetheart  wardrobe from Aspace is our current favourite. This traditional style wardrobe has ample storage space inside together with a full-width drawer in the base.

Modern children's wardrobe with wood surround and white doors

The Texas wardrobe from Marks and Spencer is a compact space-saving wardrobe with a very modern style. The clean white double  doors open to reveal a full width hanging rail and the pine surround has smooth rounded edges which are  particularly  important in a toddlers room.

Solid wood wardrobe with flower pot carved out of the door and fabric backing

Now this solid wood wardrobe from Fairbourn really is an impressive piece of bedroom furniture we are sure you’ll agree. The hand carved flowerpot motif features a fabric backing which makes this wardrobe truly unique.

Kid's wardrobe with red colour-washed doors and drawer fronts

This solid ash wardrobe from  The Children’s Furniture Company is a compact and practical furniture piece having both split and full width hanging space together with combined shelving and drawer space. You can buy this wardrobe with a natural wood finish or with stained doors in light blue or fruity red.

Solid ash children's wardrobe painted white

Another wardrobe made from solid ash, but this time finished in white, this example by Foxbat Boutique has a simple chunky design which will appeal to young children and with 4  separate  drawers and split storage space inside we think you’ll find this a wardrobe a great investment for your junior’s room.

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Marks and Spencer Kid’s Furniture

Children's wooden cabin bedMarks and Spencer are famous for producing mouth-wateringly delicious food with seductive adverts to match; and their clothes range has been taken up a notch to compete with designer fashions and catwalk styles.

Now that same dedication to quality and luxury can be seen in their kids bedroom furniture, with cute, fun and funky designs to help create them their own little sanctuaries in which they will want to spend time — and not just for sleeping.

The M & S kids bedroom furniture range is full of practical and stylish storage ideas for all those toys, games, clothes and clutter that kids love to surround themselves with! Gorgeous wooden wardrobes feature drawers and shelves so that you can fit more in.

They also have handy little bedside cabinets; bookcases that are just the right height for little ones; dressing tables fit for princesses and deep wooden drawers that can store clothes, games, books, puzzles, toys and everything else that seems to accumulate on the floor of a child’s bedroom! What’s more, there is a style to fit every kind of bedroom theme and their kids furniture is designed to maximise storage whilst taking up the minimum of space.

Marks and Spencer Kids Beds & Furniture

M & S insist on only the finest materials being used to make their range of bedroom furniture and beds and this is very much apparent in the quality of workmanship that is evident at first glance and in details such as the usage of non-toxic, child safe paint.

The Marks and Spencer sleep station cabin bed with a white painted finish

These kids beds will last until your children are having children of their own and they can then use the beds their parents had as children! If any furniture is to be passed down to the next generation, it is the well made Marks and Spencer kids bedroom furniture. What’s more they have a timeless classic style that will never go out of fashion.

White painted bunk beds from Marks & Spencer

As most children’s bedrooms are smaller than the master bedroom, space is always going to be an issue, especially when you have children sharing a room. A well made bunk bed will solve that problem; providing comfy and safe beds for your children.

The Marks and Spencer bunk beds come either as fixed bunks, a conversion option into two single beds or a high sleeper that will incorporate storage solutions underneath so that you can make the most of the space available.

Marks and Spencer single bed with storage drawer underneath

The clever designs don’t just stop at bunk beds; Marks and Spencer’s kids single beds also utilise space by incorporating drawers that slide smoothly under the bed and can be used for spare bedding or even, in some cases, another single bed that can be pulled out for sleepover guests. Now that really is clever!

Marks and Spencer Kids Bedding

Nothing makes a bed seem cosier and more snug than some bright and gorgeous bedding! The bedding can either make the bed the feature of the room, or camouflage it by matching the overall decor and theme. And there are lots of themes to choose from with Marks and Spencer kids bedding, from animals, to favourite characters; bold colours to soft pastels. Girls can dream of princesses and their very own Prince Charming with Disney bedsets whilst boys can side with Andy’s toys with Toy Story bed covers.

Girl's character bedding set

Marks and Spencer even have a range of anti-allergy pillows and duvets to ensure that nothing disturbs your child’s sleep. So let them drift off peacefully, snuggled down in-between soft, silky sheets and duvets as light and as fluffy as clouds with their colourful designs reminding them of all their favourite things!

Marks and Spencer Kids Bedroom Accessories

Of course a bedroom isn’t just about furniture, but about all the little bits and pieces that make it unique and individual to that child.

Child's stuffed toy

Therefore M&S also have a stunning range of children’s curtains, rugs, cushions and throws as well as hangers, photo frames, pinboards, stuffed toys and alarm clocks so that children can add their personal touch to their rooms. Why not browse through the selection of Marks and Spencer kids bedroom accessories with your child so they can feel involved in the creation of their wonderful rooms!

A child’s bedroom isn’t just a place for them to lay down their sleepyheads, but also a place of play, where their imaginations need to be stimulated and with enough easy storage to enable parents to keep it clean and tidy! Getting that balance isn’t so easy, but Marks and Spencer have teamed up with some fantastic designers and craftsmen to bring you a range of kids bedroom furniture fit for royalty!

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John Lewis Kids’ Furniture

John Lewis’ high standards are not compromised when it comes to kids’ furniture and so if you are moving home, updating your rooms for a fresh new look, replacing outgrown furniture or preparing for a new addition to the family, John Lewis are the company you can rely on for high quality furniture at affordable prices.

Ashton white bedroom furniture

John Lewis kids’ furniture shines out from the rest for the variety and detail of their ranges; the child friendly designs; inspirational themes and co-ordinating looks. They manage to combine practicality with fun so that no matter how small the room you have to work with, John Lewis kids’ furniture cleverly combines storage and style with other space-saving ideas.

John Lewis Children’s Beds

One of the most important pieces of furniture in any child’s room is the bed and it is usually the focal point of the room. You may wish to make their bed into a feature and at John Lewis you will find an array of inspired beds in the shape of cars, surfer cabins, princess carriages and so on — your child will be begging to go to bed!

Children's cabin style bed with drawer unit, bookcase and desk

But for those who prefer more traditional yet practical beds there are plenty of bunk beds, beds with inbuilt desks and drawers and guest beds for sleepovers. As with all of their products, John Lewis children’s beds are crafted with high quality workmanship at affordable prices.

John Lewis Children’s Bedding

Once the bed is in place you’ll need some bedding to finish it off and transform it from a plain old bed into an epiphany of colour worthy of the vehicle that transports your children to dreamland each night.

Girl's princess themed bedding set

Choose from modern to vintage; pastel colours to bold and bright prints. John Lewis children’s bedding can be themed on dinosaurs or butterflies; monsters or princesses or just patterned in a style and design to suit the room. Tuck your children in each night between crisp new sheets, under a cosy and snuggly duvet and lay their heads on a soft plump pillow that will soothe their sleepy minds and get them off to a good nights’ sleep.

John Lewis Little Home

John Lewis’ kids bedrooms have been so popular that John Lewis have launched their own range of children’s bedroom furniture called John Lewis Little Home. These are a range of colourful and co-ordinating designs that are inspired by children for children. You can either choose to stick to the themes or mix and match for a more colourful, random approach — it’s entirely up to you!

Little Home for Boys

Little boys and their toys are fully catered for with the John Lewis Little Home collection of children’s furniture. Choose from Robots and Rivets with its mechanical themes full of cogs, wheels and robot friends; or Here, There and Everywhere which is inspired by transport including planes, trains and automobiles! Or for the seafaring type there is Ahoy There! which is full of sailor blues, buntings, ships and lifebelts — boys won’t need much encouragement to imagine that they are sailing on the deep blue ocean on a rescue mission to the Artic!

Boy's robot themed bedding

This is what I love the most about these themes, they inspire and encourage children to use their imaginations and turn their bedrooms into playrooms! That plain old bed now becomes an aeroplane that is soaring through the skies, past the skyscraper wardrobe and drawer houses, over the blue ocean of the floor before making a safe landing on the narrow airstrip rug. Once more the bedroom becomes something to get excited about and a place where children will spend time playing and exploring their environment.

Little Home for Girls

For little girls, pink hearts and stars adorn the room in the Make a Little Wish theme that is full of magical delight! Arty and creative girls will love the Button Box theme that is full of crafty bits and pieces including patchwork quilts, bunting and little fairy lights and Tropical Garden is a riot of bold colours and prints of flowers, birds, spots and stripes! Your little girl will feel as though she is princess of all she surveys from her grand throne on the bed!

Girl's themed bedding set depicting a village green scene

John Lewis also do a range of kids’ bedroom accessories to match all of these themes and more, so why not put your trust into one of Britain’s oldest and best department stores and let them transform your children’s rooms into lands beyond their imaginations, whilst you can relax knowing that each piece of furniture is child friendly and sturdy enough to withstand the most ferocious of airplane attacks!

Children’s Bookcases

Now I have to admit to being a huge fan of the humble bookcase. One of the first pieces of furniture I owned, even before a sofa, was a bookcase for my huge collection of books. Yes I collect rare and antique books — sad but true!

My love of books has been with me since childhood so naturally I am keen to pass this onto my own children. Each of them have a set of bookshelves in their rooms that are overflowing with books and that’s just the way I like it! But just looking at the market today it is clear that in kid’s furniture, children’s bookcases are big sellers so I’m relieved that I’m not the only one trying to pass down a love of books to my kids.

Natural Wood Bookcases For Children

Old wood and old books have to be amongst my favourite smells; it conjures up images of old, magical bookshops where there are untold stories crying out to be read. All of the bookshelves in my house are made of natural wood and I especially love the children’s bookcases by Feather and Black.

Low level bookcase made from ash veneer

This Salisbury bookcase for kids is great for storing not just books but CDs, tapes and games too and because it sits quite low on the ground it also provides essential shelf space!

Compact children's solid wooden bookcase

Also ideal for small children is this small wooden bookcase. Everything is reachable, there is plenty of space on the wide, tall shelves and the top shelf is also accessible for pictures, toys etc.

Kids Inspired Bookcases

Now some might say that my taste in the traditional bookshelves is boring. Well, that’s debatable but for those who like to jazz it up a little, here are some unique examples that are far from boring!

Kid's bookcase shaped like a doll's house

Is it a bookcase or is it a doll’s house? Well it can be both! Your children can have fun with this brilliant children’s bookcase house that has ample storage space for books, dolls, toys and also lets your children have fun and use their imaginations!

Kids upright display bookcase

And if your children have difficulty in finding just the right book for bedtime, this children’s display bookcase is just what is needed! Books are displayed facing outwards, incorporating the books designs into the overall look of the bookcase! You can choose from blue, white or a natural wood finish.

Tall Bookcases for Kids

The older child and teenagers will probably appreciate something altogether more sedate and mature looking, so trust John Lewis to provide just the thing. They have a selection of tall, elegant bookcases like this large wooden children’s bookcase that would grace most children’s rooms and can hold a huge amount of books/CDs/games.

Tall and slim bookcase made from oak veneer

Children who are brought up with a love of books generally do better at school and are more imaginative and creative, so encourage your children with these beautiful children’s bookcases that they will delight in filling up with lots of colourful, exciting books!

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Stompa Uno S Plus 8 Unit Storage Combination

Stompa Uno S Plus 8 Unit Storage Combination

This cleverly designed shelf is easily clipped to the rail of any Stompa bed, allowing your child to keep books, toys and bedtime drinks close at hand. Finished in an attractive lacquer, the white colourway allows for versatile use with any bedroom scheme. Stompa has been manufacturing safe furniture for active children for over half a century. Their furniture is functional and competitively priced aiming to fulfill all your child`s needs. Whether it`s a place to sleep, play, do homework or use their computer, Stompa provide storage and seating solutions that easily convert to an extra bed for sleepovers as well as a range of coordinating accessories. Our children's furniture ranges pass all British Standards safety and quality. We go beyond the legal requirements when we design our furniture, so that you and your child can both sleep soundly. Please note: Not all of our ranges are on display in our furniture departments. Please call your nearest John Lewis to check before you visit. 0% APR Representative: If you buy this product in our shops, it's eligible for Interest Free Credit , which is available when you spend £1000 or more on selected home products. Terms and conditions apply: find out more

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Children’s Designer Furniture

Children’s furniture has moved on from 20 years ago when it was all plain, made from  MDF and white. Now there are exciting and fun designs to choose from that totally transform a child’s room! If you are about to undertake a room makeover then take a look at some of these designer children’s furniture ideas. They are innovative, funky, fun and certainly have the WOW factor!

Designer Kids Bookcases

Modular shelving is all the rage right now but I guarantee you won’t have seen anything like this striking Urban Modular Bookshelf. It comes in many different colours and combinations and slots together easier than A,B,C. Create a wacky, funky design that will become a focal point in your child’s room.

Book shelving made from modular units in red, white and black

Or why not keep a polar bear in your room? Don’t worry, he’s fully domesticated! This zany animal bookcase will certainly keep the kids entertained and would look great in an animal lover’s room. There are many other animal shapes in the zoomorphic   range of kids furniture so check them all out!

Children's book shelves in the shape of a polar bear

Designer Kids Chairs

There were so many wonderfully creative chairs to choose from that it was hard work just picking out a couple. This kids  puppy chair just had to be on my list though! He is adorable and totally house trained! He comes in many different colours and sizes and is perfect for children to climb all over, play with and sit on!

Kid's designer chair shaped like an orange puppy Kid's designer chairs

Next had to be these very surprising upside down kids chairs! Made by the famous Nordic designer Eero Aarnio, these chairs come in two different heights, a low seat for small children and just flip it over and it becomes a taller seat. More than that, if you lay it down it becomes a horse that actually rocks! A clever design that allows children to use their imaginations to the full and create all sorts of wonderful scenarios with these delightful, brightly coloured  chairs!

Children's play seating

This playful range of Silly Soft Seating from  P’Kolino is  not just a cute and funky design but also a versatile collection of everyday kid’s furniture. The adorable soft foam characters can be used as a climbing frame, cute companion or just as fun and original occasional seating.    P’Kolino  is a designer children’s furniture brand hitherto only available in the US – but these modular seating units are now available in the UK from Firebox

Designer Kids Tables

Now if it’s a play table you are looking for then you’ll want something that will inspire them and encourage imaginative play. This fabulous little play  table is by designers Grito El Ultimo and Marcel Wanders and is unique in the fact that your children get to decorate it themselves! The transparent feet are hollow to allow for coloured stones or stand to fill them up and the top comes in several different varieties — so they choose the design of their own table!

Designer Play Table Odd shaped children's table

Older children will love the contemporary feel of this smooth and rounded table by Marie Leblon. Designed for use both indoors and outdoors this beautiful table celebrates  everything curved  and comes in a bold red.

Just one piece of well placed, stylish furniture will create a focal point for your child’s room that will draw children in and inspire those budding artists and designers! Discover designer children’s furniture for yourself.

Children’s Play Tables

Kid’s play tables are excellent resources for doing all sorts of activities, from painting to reading; doing jigsaw puzzles and displaying those wonderful Lego creations that it took your child ages to make. So if you don’t want to get felt tip and construction blocks  all over your floor,  but want to give your child somewhere to be creative in comfort then a kid’s play table is a cheap and versatile solution.

Play table with chalk board top which can be reversed to make a plain work surface

This reversible Chalk And Play Storage Table available from has the best of both worlds! A blackboard for doodling, a storage container for all your chalk, pens etc and a reversible top for drawing, reading and playing. This sweet little table also comes with two adorable benches and is lightweight and stylish so will compliment any child’s bedroom.

Kid's white play table with storage drawer

For a compact play table with plenty of storage then try the Melissa & Doug Multi-Activity Play Table available from amazon. It has double sided table tops with plenty of storage space  underneath for blocks, art supplies etc and a very handy drawer at the front. It’s a perfect height for children to be able to sit down and play in comfort with their friends and surprisingly lightweight too. The Amazon reviews say it all really – it’s a steal!

Under the bed storage box which doubles as a play table

This bright little  under bed storage box is also a play table from Childs & Co. The environmentally friendly storage drawer is painted with child-friendly paint and has removable storage inserts so you can keep small bits and pieces together. One flip of the lid and the drawer makes a play table complete with a lightly etched road on the surface and handy edges so that cars don’t roll off. An especially brilliant idea for younger children.

Play table and chairs with handy drawer in the seat

The Offi Play-a-Round Activity Table is fabulous for play dates! Four tots can comfortably fit around this table for tea parties, arts and crafts, jigsaws and so on. The little chairs also have very  clever storage in the form of drawers fitted into the front. A big ball of play dough along with some cutters will keep your little angels playing angelically for a good few hours!

Designer play table and chairs

Designer homes need designer children’s furniture and the Bloom Otto from John Lewis  fits the bill perfectly. Sleek, contemporary, curved chairs slot neatly underneath a modern rounded table which has sliding art and play trays. It comes in either a natural or mocha shade and is an elegantly stylish piece that will add a touch of designer class to your child’s room.

Children's playtable with train set

The KidiKraft play table  from jojomamanbebe will no doubt be high on every child’s Christmas wish list! It comes complete with a 30 piece train set and 200 Lego compatible blocks which can be stored neatly away underneath the table top. The top is reversible, with one side depicting a road scene and the other a dimpled top ready for their Lego constructions. An ingenious idea that will keep children happily entertained whilst you grab some peace and quiet!

Under-bed Play Table With Trundle Drawer

This Underbed Play Table With Trundle Drawer from GLTC  is ideal for rooms where space is an issue. The trundle  has a wide surface area for playing whilst the compartmentalised drawer underneath will store all your jigsaws/train tracks/blocks etc.  It will fit under most standards beds and has proved to be such a hit with GLTC that it’s currently sold out, however no doubt they will get more in stock for Christmas or you can find them on sale, brand new on eBay  if you cannot bear to wait.

The best thing about this  kid’s play table  is that there is no tidying up to be done, they can leave their game as it is, slide it under the bed and return to their game later on!

White Painted Furniture

Children’s white painted furniture not only looks crisp and clean but also acts as the perfect compliment to any themed room. White painted furniture matches any colour and decor and unlike dark furniture it often makes the room feel larger and more spacious.

White cabin bed and drawers

The Sleep Station from Marks & Spencer is an innovative design that allows you to neatly pack away the matching storage furniture under the bed for when more room is needed. The simple, traditional  design adds a sense of neatness in a timeless and very classic way. This bedroom furniture will still be going strong way after the children have outgrown it!

French style white-painted bedroom furniture

Sophia French style white-painted bedroom furniture from GLTC has a very elegant, chic feel about it. I love the curvature of the legs on the bed and drawers and the pretty bedstead. Very feminine and sophisticated and just perfect for older girls.

White painted children's furniture set

The Noah range from Feather & Black is again a simple concept of clean lines with star stencils at either end of the bed and just the plainest of decoration which means that it is a blank canvas for you to personalise with your own imaginations. Jazz it up with bold and bright accessories or keep it clean and neat with pastels and subtle patterns – it’s up to you!

The Ashton range of children's furniture

Ashton from John Lewis have a range of white painted bedroom furniture that looks and feels study yet graceful. The  tongue and groove panels are repeated in the bedside table and drawer set to create a slight  country feel and the legs are chunky and robust. This bedroom furniture range would look great on painted wooden floors as illustrated in the picture for a real farmhouse style.

Children's furniture set from Beach UK

This Children’s furniture set from Beach UK  is just perfect for younger children. The edging around the drawers prevents their favourite toys from falling off and curved corners helps prevent bruised heads, arms and legs. Plus the drawer handles are  chunky enough for little hands to manipulate. There are lots of matching furniture pieces to choose from that would look stunning in a child’s bedroom.

Hand made children's furniture set

Handmade children’s furniture from Fairbourn  is quite simply adorable. This is white painted bespoke children’s furniture that is unrivalled in its high quality craftsmanship, intricate detailing and beautiful finishes. The material used is solid wood – no flatpack or MDF pieces  – and each piece is carefully hard carved in their own small workshop. You can choose from their catalogue or have specially designed children’s furniture that will become treasured keepsakes for many generations.

Luxury children's white painted bed

Daisy Brambles luxury children’s white painted bed from Little Lucy Willow  is another stunning piece made by craftsmen in the UK and handpainted. The flower borders add a lovely, pretty touch and the style is classically romantic – fit for a fairytale princess!

Luxury children's bed

The Veneeza luxury white painted bed from Chic Shack is inspired by French and Swedish designs of the 18th century and combine antique chic with luxury to come up with a range of gorgeous beds like this Veneza bed which would make a wonderful focal point and bring a distinctive regal touch to any room.

Children's Single Bed with Sleigh Sides and Dome Pediment

The Single Johann Bed with Sleigh Sides and Dome Pediment from Leporello is timelessly classic and will serve as your child’s first bed right through until they are ready to fly the nest when they’ll want to take it with them! It’s gracefulness belies a solidly made bed that will most certainly stand the rigours of time.

So don’t compromise when choosing the perfect bedroom furniture for your child. High quality white painted furniture shows off elegance and grace and will never go out of style. Whether it’s shabby and chic or modern and sleek it will exude a natural sense of beauty and calmness no matter how messy they keep their rooms!