A playroom is any space for performing a BDSM scene. While any room that hosts a BDSM scene technically qualifies as a playroom, the term is most commonly used to denote rooms permanently furnished with items used in BDSM scenes and play.
Playrooms typically feature sex furniture, such as whipping benches and suspension devices, as well as tools of the trade like floggers and paddles. They may also have suspension points for bondage, cages, and St. Andrews crosses. They may have chests full of sex toys and closets with fetish clothes for dressing up. However, playrooms may have no sex furniture or equipment at all, especially if they aren’t always used for BDSM play. While room for sex is crucial, play spaces may also have space for non-sexual activities, like cuddling, aftercare, and simply socializing.
A playroom may also be called a play space, although this term may be used for a broader range of settings, or a dungeon space.