I'll do my best to describe our little playroom - it's right off of the living room with a big window and birdfeeders hung outside it.
The walls are are colorwashed, pinky / peachy with yellow undertones. Across the top of the window is draped a light-pink gauze and above it several pieces of (fake!) ivy around an old (real) vine. I have a home-made mobile of rainbow-dyed fairies in one corner hanging from the ceiling. In the other corner I have a large bare branch ("tree") secured with stones in a terracotta pot (wrapped in a purple dyed gauze) - this changes with the seasons; right now white roving angels / winter fairies are hanging from it as well as snowflakes my son and I made.
Just below the "tree" is our wooden castle set with several people (knights, king, queen, some horses, wooden animals, Robin Hood and Little John) and next to the castle is a little simple wooden cottage with a mama, daddy, little boy and baby girl living in it (I can see we'll soon need a bigger dollhouse, especially as my 2-year olddd gets more into this type of play). To the right of that is a large wicker basket of Thomas the Tank Engine trains, rails and bridges (the wooden train table never would have worked for us - my children likes to create *huge* meandering track configurations).
Against one wall I have two wooden shelves mounted one above the other; they're stocked with baskets which hold stones, shells, multi-colored wool roving, soft fingerpuppets, little felt animals and gnomes, simple wooden shapes of people and animals, little cars (wooden and Hot Wheels-type) and a container of pattern blocks. Under the botom shelf is another large basket with larger wooden vehicles (trucks, trains, construction vehicles and boats). Next to that is a large basket of Lincoln Logs and the huge
: vintage bus grandma bought the kids one year.
Further along that wall (and behind the door) is our dress-up corner: a tall basket with hats of all kinds (firefighter, construction, cowhand, clown, magician, Robin Hood, pirate, masks of all kinds (homemade), homemade Peter Pan shoes with bells, a small jewelry box with costume jewelry, purses and pin-on buttons, several crowns (homemade felt crowns) and one bright pink feathery, tinsely princessy thing which grandma gave. Above the dress-up basket is a coat rack for our dress-up clothes (capes in all sizes and colors, silk butterfly wings, a cowhand vest and pirate vest. Our wooden sword and shield have a place of honor on the wall.
In our playhouse corner I have two wooden playstands flanking a wooden sink / stove combo (the oven doubles as storage space for our pots and pans). Below each playstand is a wooden cradle (each sleeps two babies) and there is a cash register, wooden mobile phone, drying rack, 5 wooden eggs in an eggbasket, felt- and wooden food basket, wooden salad bowls and small tray of utelsils on the playstand shelves. Against one wall we mounted a small unentil rack which holds things like wire whisks, slotted spoon, soup ladle, spatula, etc. A wooden ironing board, iron, metal washtub and basket of playsilks are also in this space.
It sounds like a huge amount of toys, but it's not. We don't own much more than this (with the exception of books, arts supplies, games, a few puzzles and my son's Lego - on another floor in the house).
This playroom is a huge hit with my children (2 and 6) and all children who visit. It's a beautiful light-filled space in which my children spend hours in happy pretend play, but I think the key to its success is that it's right off of our living room (main living space). I have found that they want to be near me during the day and this allows them to be.