Amazing playrooms under the stairs

Be inspired to convert your cupboard under the stairs with these ingenious designs

Transform that empty little spot under the staircase into your child’s idea of heaven with these under-the-stairs playroom ideas from Pinterest and around the web.

No matter how large or small the area, these designs show you how a lick of paint, a string of fairy lights and heap of imagination can create the ultimate playroom with the spare space you have under the stairs…

House within a house

Kids love playing grown-ups so this miniature version of the family home will supply endless hours of playtime! The prim little white house even has it’s own address – and is it weird that we are incredibly jealous of this playhouse’s stable door?

The cupboard under the stairs

We love this magical cupboard under the stairs covered in the pages of Harry Potter novels and brimming with books and posters. This nook would encourage children to fall in love with reading and take their imagination off to Hogwarts.

Tea party retreat

Tea for two? Budding bakers will have hours of fun baking at their oven and serving Mad Hatter style tea parties for all their bears and bunnies. If you are lucky you may even get an exclusive invite yourself.

Tawny owl nestbox

Create a nest for children to hunker down in and enjoy private reading time under the twinkly stars of these fairy lights. These wall stickers are also easy to apply and remove when your kids move onto their next obsession.

Winning Wendy house

This stunning Wendy house is complete with a porch rocking chair, beds of flourishing flowers and even a tiny letterbox! Have you ever seen anything more adorable?

For budding bookworms

This reading corner will keep kids occupied for hours. Fitted with a few collapsible chairs and stuffed animals from their favourite novels, this little library is easy and inexpensive to build.

Hobbit house hideout

Have you ever seen a better hideout than this Hobbit-inspired house? Straight out of the Hobbiton set, this camouflage cottage is the ultimate under the stairs playhouse! Now, if only we had a winding staircase like this to match…

Terrific tree house

It’s every kid’s dream to own a tree house so if you can’t make one outside, bring it inside. The ornate front and rickety windows looks straight out of Winnie the Pooh’s 100 Acre Wood – and we bet it’s equally snug inside.

Cute cottage cove

We aren’t sure if we are more amazed at the mini thatched roof, the ornate stable door or the beautiful mural, but we do know we want one of these as an adult corner in our house.

Play pit

This is the playhouse of all playhouses! Complete with a ball pit and slide from a private den, this playroom will keep kids busy with their friends and is the ideal spot to host a birthday party.

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