50+ Amazing Rooms That Make Us Wish We Were Kids Again

These imaginative spaces for kids will leave you wishing you could go back to simpler times to play and dream all day.

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February 13, 2020

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Indoor Fort

With its rustic wood paneling and metal details, this custom bunk room has all the trappings of a backyard fort. Shelves behind each bed store trophies, trinkets and toys, while a magnetic panel behind the ladder showcases original works of art.

Secret Hideaway

Above the bunk beds, a tucked-away loft serves as a quiet spot to work on homework or art projects.

Up, Up and Away!

As kids, we all dreamed of being able to fly. This airplane bed puts a fun spin on that fantasy. With a ceiling covered in clouds and a world map mural on the wall, this bedroom prepares kids for any adventure they might dream up.

Whimsical Playroom

Every inch of this expansive playroom was designed for joyful play. Floor mattresses line one wall and are topped with playful throw pillows for crashing, a teepee provides a place for dreaming, and rope swings hang from the ceiling for extra fun. A bold Swiss cross pattern livens up the walls, and black trim highlights the architectural whimsy of the room.

This Room Rocks

Welcome to the bedroom every kid (and many a grown up) dreams of having. Decked out in cool contemporary style, the space features a gray-and-white palette with graphic print wallpaper, bold lime green accents and — wait for it — a climbing wall.


Designed for a Lego enthusiast, this bold bedroom boasts a custom acrylic play table with drawers for storage and a small lip to prevent the blocks from sliding off. The oversized Lego prints above the bed complement the graphic patterns in the rug, bedding and cornice.

Little Adventurer's Lair

Made for the young explorer, this space sparks a sense of adventure with its animal-themed wallpaper and rugged accents in leather, hide and denim. A cascading tent is the perfect spot to dream of future travels.

Castle in the Clouds

A lofted bed leaves the rest of this room free for playtime. To add another element of variety to the castle-shaped loft, kids can come and go via ladder or slide.

Indoor Treehouse

Designed to look like a backyard treehouse, this room's cool custom loft bed brings in the excitement of the outdoors. The space underneath serves as a cozy play and reading area, complete with a rustic, log-shaped pillow.

Small-Space Fun

In a small footprint, this contemporary playroom packs in a desk, climbing wall, play loft and a mod reading nook with book storage. The reading tunnel has color-changing LED strip lighting so the kids can set the mood.

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Race You to Bed

A huge wall mural captures the thrill of the racetrack in this exhilarating bedroom. The custom bunk bed is designed to look like a garage up top with a car parked underneath.

Playful Statement Wall

With words like "Games" and "Relax," a custom Scrabble-inspired accent wall offers a few hints on how to spend time in this fun playroom. Little ones can make art or play games at the craft table or kick back and read in the plush, zebra-striped chair.

Under the Sea

No detail was spared in transforming this media playroom into a deep-sea adventure. From the shell-shaped chairs to the elaborate mural, this room caters to a kid's dream of living beneath the waves.

Heroic Design

Like stepping into the pages of a comic book, this epic bedrooms pairs a black-and-white mural of a city with bold, superhero-inspired bedding and accessories.

Rustic Retreat

This amazing barn-style playroom is a sleepover heaven. The space houses six built-in bunk beds with ample room leftover for games and entertainment. The design uses the original home's farmhouse background for style inspiration; the frame and rails of the bunk beds were made from antique barn beams.

The Ultimate Indoor Playground

Spanning an entire basement, this incredible space includes a climbing wall, swing chairs, a bookcase with built-in reading nooks and a loft for movie nights and sleepovers.

Just Hangin' Around

Hanging chairs at varying heights transform this load-bearing beam into a "tree" for swinging. Because the branches are made out of metal, they can easily endure twists, pulls and other roughhousing.

Mod Reading Pods

A huge shelving unit spans the length of the wall, with different cubbies to keep books and toys organized. Bright orange and blue pods are built into the design, too, so the kiddos can read in comfort.

Climbing Wall and Foam Pit

A rock wall anchors the far side of the room, with a foam pit at the bottom so the kids can climb safely. The space also comes with a flat-screen TV for watching movies or playing video games.

Cute and Bubbly

The open floor plan of this shared bedroom means ample room for siblings to play, hang out and swing in their futuristic bubble chairs.

This Room's a Home Run

Created for a major baseball fan, this teenager's bedroom pulls out all the stops including pillows made from jerseys, a New York Yankees logo painted on the wall and a spectacular mural that puts you in center field.

Summer Camp Vibes

With its rustic wood bunk beds and shuffleboard table, this space evokes the feeling of a summer night at camp. A marquee sign reading "Te Amo" doubles as an adorable nightlight if the fun lasts into the wee hours.

Boho Beauty

Pom-poms, tassels and feathers, oh my! Bohemian-inspired details and a soft, pink-and-white color palette make for a dreamy, inspiring bedroom. Stacked floor pillows and a gauzy canopy create a cozy spot for reading or napping.

Out of This World

A custom-painted ceiling is the "star" of this incredible solar system-themed bedroom. The celestial objects are outlined in glow-in-the-dark paint, so the room still shines even after the lights are turned out.

Reading Room

Playoffice, a Madrid-based design firm, created this "Reading Net" for kids (or adults). Here, the net is suspended in a luxurious two-story library.

Kid-Sized Cottage

Has there ever been a more adorable entrance to a playroom? The door of this gray-shingled cottage reveals a play space with a slide.

Cottage Interior

Behind the cute cottage-style facade, this cozy play space has it all: a slide, a reading loft, a play kitchen and an arts-and-crafts area.

Floor-to-Ceiling Fun

This room is packed with eye-catching design details, from the kaleidoscopic ceiling to the hot-pink-and-leopard-print curtains to the striped bed skirts. Doughnut-inspired artwork adds a whimsical touch to the walls.

Scandinavian Style

Going crazy with color isn't a requirement for a kid's bedroom. This Scandinavian-inspired space features white walls and natural wood tones, yet it still feels playful thanks to fun patterns and a custom-made loft bed (with a platform bed on wheels underneath).

London Calling

This London-themed playroom transports aspiring travelers across the globe with a chalkboard mural featuring the London Eye, London Bridge and Big Ben. In the corner phone booth, the telephone placards were replaced with the young occupants' names.

Sleep in the Clouds

A raised sleeping platform almost seems to float above the matching twin beds in this ethereal bedroom. The soft color palette, plush rug and plethora of pillows all heighten the sensation of slumbering in the sky.

Penthouse Playground

Why take the stairs when you can slide instead? A stainless-steel slide winds through multiple rooms of this incredible modern apartment, including the kid’s bedroom. Colorful artwork doubles as a headboard.

A Nod to Nautical

Ahoy! Any little sailor would love spending the night in this nautical-inspired bedroom with custom bunk beds, porthole-shaped reading lights and hanging maritime flags.

Fun With Geometry

What do you get when you pair simple shapes with bold, vibrant colors? A kid-approved playroom that doesn’t feel too juvenile. The word “Play,” spelled out in colorful pom-poms, sets the tone for the space.

Rainy Day Escape

This island playroom from HGTV Dream Home 2013 offers space to gather with friends or take a nap. Anchored into the ceiling, the twin beds are designed to gently sway as coastal breezes blow through the space. A ping-pong table and a flat-screen TV are perfect for passing the time on rainy beach days.

High Fashion

Inspired by fashion designer Kate Spade, this room's loft bed doubles as a dressing area for its tween resident. A black-and-white color palette with pops of blue, green and hot pink feels chic yet youthful.

Little Artist's Haven

Budding artists have everything they need to create their next masterpieces in this lively space. There’s plenty of storage for arts-and-crafts supplies, multiple work zones to accommodate various projects, and colorful accents throughout the room to inspire creativity.

Lofty Hideout

A vaulted ceiling leaves room for a fun, lofted hangout in the kids' bedroom at HGTV Green Home 2012. A handy bucket on a pulley system makes snack deliveries fun and convenient.

Southwestern Flair

Two hand-painted cacti and accents in pink, coral and yellow capture the vibrant colors of the Arizona desert at sunset in this boho-chic bedroom. A rattan daybed, a dreamcatcher and a mix of pillows add tons of texture to the space.

Draw on the Walls

Behind the bookcases, a secret hiding place in this little girl's playroom is the perfect creative escape. A chalkboard accent wall allows endless possibilities to draw and decorate.

Dreamy Design

Sweet dreams are practically guaranteed in this beautiful bedroom with a pretty floral accent wall, a flowing white canopy and a plush pink bean bag chair.

Take Center Stage

Designed for a young musician, this inspiring room features a small stage to accommodate musical performances when the urge strikes.

Crafty Converted Attic

Every inch of space was creatively used in this converted-attic playroom. In addition to clever designs like built-in desks and efficient storage solutions, this 8-foot area of dead space was transformed into a felt activity wall.

Making Waves

With its wavy wallpaper in shades of blue and a rippling light fixture, this space offers the feeling of being underwater. Accessible by rope ladders, the top bunks almost appear to float.

Made for Movie Nights

Furnished with an enormous leather sectional, this playroom is ready for movie marathons. Comic book pages cover the walls for a fun, colorful touch.

Twice the Teepees, Twice the Fun

This handsomely paneled playroom is all decked out for fun. If the party runs late — and if the parents say it’s okay — the lighted teepees will accommodate a sleepover.

Fit for a Princess

Elaborate murals transform this already-elegant bedroom into a retreat worthy of a fairytale princess. Tufted velvet furniture and a gorgeous Venetian mirror complete the enchanting space.

Privacy, Please

Privacy is an important factor in a shared room. This room’s custom walnut bunk beds are outfitted with curtains and individual reading lights to give each child a designated space. Two built-in desks with floating shelves flank the bed.

Monkey Around

Too rainy or cold for a day at the playground? Not a problem in this fun-filled bedroom, equipped with monkey bars and a rock-climbing wall.

Pint-Sized Farmhouse

This one’s for the fixer-upper fans. Farmhouse-inspired bunk beds — complete with sliding barn doors, shiplap siding and a corrugated metal interior — bring rustic charm to this room.

Storybook Cottage

Sloped wood ceilings and an intricate forest-inspired mural make this fanciful room feel like something out of a fairytale. Multiple beds tucked into cozy niches are perfect for sleepovers — or accommodating Snow White’s seven dwarves.

Pretty in Purple

Soft shades of lilac, purple and white come together to create this ultra-serene space. Bird-themed wallpaper, a floating chair and a canopy that stretches all the way to the ceiling lend an airy look to the room.

Climbing the Walls

Though it’s sophisticated enough to satisfy an older child, this bedroom has one particularly youthful feature: a built-in play structure that serves as a striking focal point and fun hideout.

Make Room for Muppets

This kids' bedroom from HGTV Dream Home 2014 is inspired by the Muppets. While sticking to a sophisticated color palette of red, white and black, this room bursts with kid-approved details like Muppets accessories, a curtained-off play area and a TV for each bunk.

Neon Dream

Bold color pairs with bold texture in this fun, fresh bedroom. By using the space wisely, this room easily accommodates two twin beds with ample area for a play "yard," made up of green carpet tiles.

Colorful Canopy

Hand-knotted yarn pieces form a charming canopy above the whitewashed wood bunk beds in this room. Plush linens and pillows create a cozy place for little princes or princesses to dream.

Industrial Hip

This cool teen bedroom features a stunning wood-and-metal spiral staircase leading to a lofted bed. Pipe shelves and a custom light fixture with exposed bulbs enhance the on-trend industrial look.

It's Showtime!

This petite stage is bound to bring out a little one’s inner star. It's the perfect setting for any performance, and the nearby dress-up closet is handy for pre-show prep.

Rustic Clubhouse

In this basement playroom, a set of stairs was enclosed to create a cabin-style clubhouse, complete with a petite orange door, a chalkboard wall and laminate siding that mimics the look of reclaimed wood.

Movie Magic

Inspired by the Disney film Finding Nemo, this room surrounds kids in a sea of beloved characters. It even includes a bed that resembles the film's surfer-dude turtle, Crush.

Fun in the Forest

This vibrant woodland playroom is designed for hours of fun. Between a slide, an activity desk and a swing suspended from a funky column-turned-tree, this room encourages playfulness and creativity.

Private Pink Lofts

Sharing a room with a sibling can be a drag, but these vibrant pink and orange loft beds give two kiddos their own getaways.

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