15 Easy Updates for Kids' Rooms

Give your little ones a personalized place to call their own. From uber-organized nurseries to stylish teen hangouts, designers and HGTV viewers share their best ideas for creating a one-of-a-kind kid space.

  • Choose Timeless Pieces

    Instead of mass-produced, ready-to-assemble kids' furniture, designer Sarah Richardson opts for thrifted antiques paired with vintage fabrics. Heirlooms that will stand the test of time, these pieces will transition easily from little girl to tween to teen.

  • Cute Orange Owl Mobile

    Add Handmade Touches

    RMSer MayganM turned a few squares of inexpensive felt into an adorable owl mobile for her little one's nest. By making it herself, she created a sweet keepsake that perfectly matches the nursery's colors.

  • Stylish Black and White Bedroom

    Let Kids Express Their Style

    A child's room will truly feel like their own space if you allow her to weigh in on the design choices. True, she won't be into turquoise and tone-on-tone stripes forever, but this colorful teen lair is pitch-perfect for a style-savvy teen. Design by Judith Balis.

  • Girl's Green Bedroom

    Create High Impact/Low Cost Artwork

    Like icing on the cake, artwork adds the finishing touch. For less than $20, RMSer KristianArt created an eye-catching focal point above her daughter's bed by painting a large board in colors pulled from the bedding.

  • Kids Loft Bedroom

    Plan for Play

    Hanging bubble chairs and plenty of open floor space create an irresistible indoor play area for kids eliminating rainy-day cries of, \"I'm bored!\" Design by Randy Weinstein.

  • Add a Workspace

    Homework isn't such a chore when there's an organized and dedicated area set aside for it. Designer Sarah Richardson put this tight space between two closets to work with a custom-made desk and floating shelves.

  • Blue Bedroom With Poppy Art

    Embrace Whimsy

    Oversized vinyl wall decals punch up the color and playfulness in this teen's bedroom. Bonus: They won't damage the paint and are easily removed when your child outgrows them.

  • Organized Infant Closet

    Start Them Out Organized

    Create a seriously tidy closet for baby with labeled storage bins and baskets. Clothes grouped by size will make dressing junior a snap. Add a small dresser for storing foldable clothes and tiny togs.

  • Jungle Treehouse Bed

    Spark Their Imaginations

    RMSer 8666045 turned this corner of a suburban kid's room into a tropical getaway with a custom-built treehouse complete with a slide, ladder and comfy cabana for naptime.

  • Modern Nursery

    Make a Nursery Multifunctional

    A space-saving futon is a smart addition to this nursery; a cozy spot for reading a book with Mom, it also provides sleeping space for overnight guests.

  • Pastel Colored Baby Room

    Add Artistic Elements

    RMSer BrunetteMommy added a sweet detail to her nursery without lifting a paintbrush. The tree with tiny pink birds is actually a handmade wall decal from Etsy.com. Affordable and easy to apply, the decal can be removed when the nursery later transitions to a big girl room.

  • Surfer Boy Bedroom

    Celebrate Their Passions

    RMSer lizardshop got creative to give her son the beach-themed room he craved. Using an old-fashioned projector, she traced the surfer and wave design onto the wall then filled it in with latex paint. Custom-made to coordinate with the bedding, mini surfboards are the perfect accent.

  • Stylish White Bunk Beds

    Make the Most of the Space You Have

    Sleek, modern bunk beds maximize square footage in this boys' room. An open bookshelf adds both privacy and display space. Design by Shane Inman.

  • Enchanting Gold Bedcrown

    It's All in the Details

    Soft shades of pink create a restful backdrop while a golden bed crown and diminutive chandelier add fun, dramatic accents to this 3-year-old's princess room. RMSer ajerde chose furnishings, like the daybed, that tastefully fit the room's princess theme but will grow with her child.

  • Prep for Quick Changes

    Designer Sarah Richardson turns a corner of this nursery into a cute and functional changing area with multiple wooden bins to hold diapers and toiletries. Stainless coat hooks provide a handy place for baby's next outfit.

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