Bedroom Renovations

Room recipe: Girls’ playroom

A gorgeous girls-only retreat made for play
Martina Gemmola

An unashamedly feminine space for play. What makes it work? Here’s our room recipe to show you how.

Girls playroom
(Credit: Martina Gemmola)


‘Noosa’ bookcases in White, Fantastic Furniture

Morgan & Finch baskets in White, Bed Bath N’ Table

‘Roomates’ round table in White, Kmart

Children’s chairs, Ikea

‘Hexagon Shadow Box’, Kmart

‘Pompom’ garland, Adairs

Play kitchen, Zanui

‘Boon 1×3’ floor cube in White, The Shelving Shop

Ombre rug, Kmart


Girls' playroom
(Credit: Martina Gemmola)


1. Begin with a neutral palette with white walls and flooring in soft grey carpet.

3. Layer with an ombre pink jute rug.

4. Add a white children’s-height play table with matching chairs.

5. Introduce key furnishings in an all-white palette for a crisp look.

6. Store toys on shelves in white rattan baskets.

7. Install an open wardrobe with a rail at children’s height for easy-access dress-ups.

8. Hang the prettiest princess frocks.

9. Purchase a quality play kitchen – in pink, naturally – that will last the distance (and several children). 

10. Decorate the walls with pink pompom garlands and whimsical artwork. 

Get the look

Get the look: Children's playroom

(left) Kids’ play table in white, Officeworks; (middle) Pink vintage play kitchen, Zanui; (right) Kritter children’s chair in white, Ikea

For another kid’s room recipe, click here

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