30+ DIY Kids' Room Decorations They'll Adore

Add a personal touch to your little one’s lair with these DIY decor projects. They'll love our fun furniture upgrades, playful wall art and colorful accessories.

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January 13, 2020

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Light-Up Tutu Table

Your budding ballerina will adore this no-sew tutu-inspired table. Use any colors of tulle you’d like to complement your child’s bedroom decor.

GET THE HOW-TO: How to Make an Adorable Light-Up Tutu Nightstand

Oversized Blocks

These jumbo-sized versions of the classic kid’s toy can be used as nightstands, footstools or just decorative accents. Plus, they double as storage.

GET THE HOW-TO: How to Build Storage Blocks For a Kid's Room

Cozy Tent Bed

Let your little adventurer enjoy the thrill of camping every night with this DIY tent bed. The tent flap can be opened or closed for varying levels of privacy.

GET THE HOW-TO: How to Make a Tent Bed

Activity Table

Turn an old kitchen table into a kid-sized art and homework station. A big metal bowl in the middle holds pencils and art supplies.

GET THE HOW-TO: How to Repurpose a Dining Table Into a Kids' Activity Table

Decoupaged Map Chairs

Want to add a pop of playful color to plain wooden kids’ chairs? Cover them with an old map.

GET THE HOW-TO: Upcycle a Plain Kids' Chair With a Decoupaged Map

Starry Headboard

If you've got some extra holiday string lights lying around, put them to good use by making an out-of-this-world illuminated headboard.

GET THE HOW-TO: How to Make a Kid's Headboard With Built-In Nightlights

Storage Stool

Stash your kiddo's favorite books or toys in this spinning stool, complete with a comfy cushioned seat.

GET THE HOW-TO: How to Make a Carousel Ottoman With Storage

House-Inspired Bed

Your child will truly feel at home in this cozy, house-shaped bed with three built-in drawers.

GET THE HOW-TO: How to Make a House-Shaped Kid's Bed With Storage

Under-the-Bed Storage Drawers

Take advantage of the space under your child’s bed with these wheeled boxes. They’re perfect for storing out of season or less frequently used items.

GET THE HOW-TO: How to Build Under-Bed Storage Drawers

Upcycled T-Shirt Headboard

Still hanging onto old T-shirts, jerseys or blankets your kid has outgrown? Upcycle them into a colorful, personalized headboard.

GET THE HOW-TO: How to Make a Headboard Out of Old T-Shirts

Cloud Bookshelf

For a shared bedroom or playroom, this cloud-inspired bookcase can be personalized with a shelf for each child.

GET THE HOW-TO: Build a Whimsical Cloud Bookshelf for a Kids' Bedroom

Five-Gallon Bucket Tote

Can you believe this adorable tote started as a five-gallon bucket? Its generous size makes it great for stowing bulky items like stuffed animals and blankets.

GET THE HOW-TO: Say It Ain't Sew: No Sew 5-Gallon Bucket Tote

Wooden Crate Toy Storage

Collect wooden crates from local boutiques, flea markets, farmers’ markets or wine shops, and convert them into personalized mobile toy boxes.

GET THE HOW-TO: Mobile Wooden Crate Toy Storage

Ledge Bookshelf

Put your little one’s favorite books and knickknacks on display with these narrow floating shelves. They’re ideal for adding extra storage when you’re short on space.

GET THE HOW-TO: How to Build a Ledge Bookshelf

Video Game Station

For the kiddo who’s obsessed with Minecraft or Fortnite, keep their consoles, controllers and other necessities organized with a gaming station.

GET THE HOW-TO: How to Make a Video Game Station

Custom Cork Art

Using a pumpkin carving stencil, a projector and sheets of cork, you can make this DIY bulletin board featured in HGTV Magazine with just about any design your child fancies.

GET THE HOW-TO: How-to: Bulldog Cork Art

Washi Tape Walls

Use washi tape to create a fun, colorful wall design. When you and your child are ready for a new look, it’s easily removable and won’t damage your walls.

GET THE HOW-TO: Create Herringbone Wall Decor With Washi Tape

Dreamy Canopy

Create a special spot for your child to read, relax or play with toys with this simple, no-sew project.

GET THE HOW-TO: Make a Dreamy, DIY Play Canopy for a Kid's Room

Bunk Bed Drapery Panels

For the tween or teen who needs privacy, transform an old bunk bed with floor-to-ceiling drapery panels and a fresh coat of paint.

GET THE HOW-TO: Update a Bunk Bed With Paint and Drapery Panels

Honeycomb Wall

With some inexpensive 1" x 2" wood boards, you can make a big impact in your child’s bedroom by creating a honeycomb-inspired wall treatment. Paint the insides of the hexagons to match the space or leave them plain for a minimalist look.

GET THE HOW-TO: How-to: Honeycomb Wall

Animal Silhouette Growth Chart

Chart your child's growth with this cute, colorful and crafty wall hanging.

GET THE HOW-TO: Make an Animal Silhouette Growth Chart

Ombre Ruffled Curtains

This DIY sewing project is made simpler with a few tricks involving an iron but will leave people thinking you're a master seamstress.

GET THE HOW-TO: Make Ombre Ruffled Curtains Using Bed Sheets

Oversized Toy Art

Your child’s favorite toy will always be in sight with this project. Turn a treasured belonging into eye-catching artwork with a large printed photo and basic lumber.

GET THE HOW-TO: Child's Favorite Toy Photo Project

Felt Ball Mobile

Make a simple yet stylish mobile with an embroidery hoop and felt balls in various colors and sizes.

GET THE HOW-TO: How to Make a Felt Ball Mobile

Corkboard World Map

Let your aspiring world traveler track where she’s been and where she wants to go with this custom corkboard map.

GET THE HOW-TO: DIY Wall Art: Make a Custom Corkboard World Map

Upcycled T-Shirt Rug

Free up drawer space and make a fun accent for your kiddo’s room by crafting a rug out of old T-shirts.

GET THE HOW-TO: How to Make a Recycled T-Shirt Rug

Wooden Game Letter Art

For a playful touch, spell out a child's name along with a family-friendly message using wooden game letters, then display them inside a shadowbox.

Paper Dahlias

Perk up blank walls with a grouping of these bright, easy-to-make paper flowers.

GET THE HOW-TO: Easy DIY Craft: Paper Dahlias

Chalkboard Lamps

Create a convenient spot for leaving messages for your little one by covering a lamp base with chalkboard paint.

Geometric Memo Board

Perfect for a teen's bedroom, this colorful pinboard doubles as an art installation.

Watch the Video: Make a Geometric Memo Board

Building-Block Drawer Pulls

Give a drab dresser a fun, colorful update with building-block drawer pulls.

Rubber Toy Drawer Pulls

Or, repurpose old toys into playful pulls.

Gold Leaf Toy

Turn any beloved object (like a favorite toy) into a display-worthy keepsake with a gold or silver leaf application. For a high-end metallic finish, all you need are leafing sheets, leafing adhesive and a detail paintbrush. Apply the sheets directly to the objects with a paintbrush dipped into the adhesive, then use the paintbrush to fill in any cracks. Display in a frame, on risers or inside a cloche.

Butterfly Garland

Add a whimsical touch to a window with this charming garland made from old magazines.

GET THE HOW-TO: Kids' Craft: Butterfly Window Garland

Desk Accessories

Use various containers like Mason jars, vases and tin cans to create a matching desk accessory set that will keep school essentials organized and within reach.

GET THE HOW-TO: Make Your Desk Accessory Set

Multifunctional Room Divider

Perfect for shared spaces, this multifunctional room divider features fabric on one side and chalkboard paint on the other for keeping track of homework assignments.

GET THE HOW-TO: How to Make a Multipurpose Room Divider

Silhouette Artwork

Skip the expensive store-bought wall decor and download our free stencils instead. Attach them to canvas, then let the kids help out with the painting.

GET THE HOW-TO: How to Make Silhouette Canvas Artwork for a Child's Bedroom

Chalkboard Dresser

Teach your little one good organization habits by painting a dresser with chalkboard paint. Label the drawers to show your child where clothing and other items belong.

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