A designated space for your children to get creative and play is a welcome touch to any home. Giving them their space ensures that — at least to some extent — you can maintain yours. So rather than having toys sprawled across three rooms and marker stains on your favorite rugs, we're here to help you create the perfect playroom for your home.
When planning a well-decorated playroom, you should keep two things in mind: The furniture pieces and decor should be safe and inspiring. That's why it pays to know where to shop for engaging (and child-safe) play-space essentials.
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Luckily, there are plenty of places to source fun and functional playroom furnishings online. From padded floor mats to toy storage solutions, we rounded up the 10 best places to shop for playroom essentials — right from the comfort of your own computer.
If you're a fan of artisanal playroom furniture and accessories, then we have the shop for you. Maisonette offers a carefully curated collection of design-savvy play rugs, play kitchens, easels, and more — that are every bit as attractive in a playroom as they are practical.
Our pick: Forest Table and Chairs, $219.99
2. Crate & Kids
Formerly known as The Land of Nod, Crate & Kids is your one-stop shop for modern and whimsical playroom furnishings. Along with washable rugs and bean bags that are as cute as they are comfortable, Crate & Kids supplies a slew of adorable (and educational) games, toys, and books, including this epic indoor bowling set.
Our pick: Green Collapsible Canvas Play Tent, $149
If you thought Wayfair was only for grown-up furniture, then it's time to think again. Not only does the supersite offer a sleek assortment of playroom furnishings — kid-sized bakery stand, anyone? — but you'll also find lots of educational decor items, including a map of the United States rug that we love.
You can always count on Target for stylish and affordable playroom furniture. In addition to adorable toy storage bins and highly-rated activity tables, Target has just about any toy, board game, art supply, or craft you can imagine — so you can outfit your entire playroom in one fell swoop (for cheap).
Our pick: Melissa & Doug Wooden Toy Chest, $144.99
Originally a blog called Design Life Kids, DLK supplies high-quality playroom furniture that design-loving parents will be obsessed with. Whether it's a room divider that provides sensory play or a contemporary dollhouse you're looking for, this beautifully curated site has you covered.
Our pick: DLK GALDHOP Climbing Arch Set, $550
Leave it to Amazon to have an endless array of playroom furniture and decor that you can order with one click. From magnetic art easels to kid-sized lounge seating and beyond, you can always depend on Amazon to supply everything you need for your playroom delivered straight to your front door — often in two days or less.
Our pick: Belleur All-In-One Easel, $95.39
If you're searching for customized playroom furniture sans the hefty price tag, then look no further than Pottery Barn Kids. In addition to supplying a variety of sophisticated child-size playroom furniture — think faux fur animal-shaped bean bags and arts-and-crafts tables with storage — many of the site's offerings are monogrammable and made-to-order, so you can score customized items without depleting your bank account.
Our pick: Cameron Wall System, starting at $259
Where better to shop for playroom decor than a site devoted solely to preschool and elementary school furniture and supplies? School Outfitters has everything from stackable kids' chairs to classroom-style storage cubbies and loads of padded indoor gym equipment, too.
Our pick: Single Reading Couch, $515.99
Dreaming of a contemporary playroom with modern furniture and decor? Lalo offers a small but thoughtful collection of playroom essentials, like this minimalist play gym for your littlest ones. They even partnered with West Elm to create a sleek play kit.
Our pick: The Play Kit + Giant Coloring Sheets, $335
You can count on IKEA to have a solid selection of stylish and inexpensive furniture for a playroom. Come for affordable toy storage and child-size tables, and stay for the cute and low-priced art and craft supplies.
Our pick: IKEA Ps lomsk swivel chair, $99.99