Playhouse Ideas | Argos


Convert an ordinary wooden playhouse into your kid's dream little house with fun painting and decorating ideas you can do together.


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All of our wooden playhouses come flat-packed and will need to be assembled at home. Instruction manuals will be included with each to help guide you through the process. But as a general rule, you should build from the bottom up and for more complex playhouses ensure the main structure is in place before filling in the gaps.


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A wigwam playhouse painted in a rainbow effect.

Coat it with colour

Keep the look simple inside and out with block colours. Let your kids choose whatever colour they want, no matter how wacky, and get painting together.

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Girl painting over a stencil against wooden playhouse outside wall.

Glitz it up

Add a little sparkle with glitter paint, whether that's painting an entire wall or just a few hints here and there. Why not make some stencils with the kids to create cool, glittery wall designs?

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Child drawing round their hand on a blackboard with letter magnets on it.

Fun feature walls

Writing on the walls doesn't have to be bad. Give your child the ultimate excuse by creating a blackboard feature so they can draw and write 'til their heart's content. Some chalkboard paint is even magnetic adding an extra dimension of fun.

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Add charm and character

Transform the outside into a cute little cottage with a few plants and fairy lights. And if the playhouse is in a big enough space to have its own little garden, add some outdoor toys and children's garden furniture to create the perfect play area.

Create a homely hideaway

Turn the inside into a dream hangout for your kids. Kit it out with toy kitchens and other role play sets for a realistic house-feel. And make it extra cosy with bean bags, rugs and more.

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