49 DIYs for a Kid's Room

Girl's room with DIY flowers on the wall

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Decorating a kid's room can be really fun! Don't be afraid to play with whimsical themes, bright colors and bold styles. These DIY projects are great decor ideas for decorating a kid's room. Make your child's space feel special and personalized for them with one or many of these projects!

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    DIY Plush Animal Mat

    High angle view of a DIY Plush Animal Mat
    A Beautiful Mess

    Instead of a typical rug, give your child an adorable plush animal mat for them to play on. With a bit of sewing, you can make a lion rug out of furry tan fabric and some upholstery fringe in just one afternoon.

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    DIY Giant Balloon Stuffed Animal

    DIY Giant Balloon Stuffed Animal
    Little Inspiration

    Kids love cute balloon animals, so make them one that will never pop with this great DIY.

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    DIY House Bed

    DIY House Bed
    The House Of Wood

    Instead of a typical bed frame, construct one to look like a house instead. This clever DIY bed is perfect, as it can be used as a playhouse during the day. It's also a clever twist on the traditional canopy bed and will look great in any child's room.

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    DIY Neon Animal Wall Hooks

    DIY Neon Animal Wall Hooks
    Say Yes

    Use plastic toy animals to make some wall hooks for some extra storage.

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    DIY Reclaimed Wood Bed

    DIY Reclaimed Wood Bed
    The House of Wood

    Once your children have outgrown their cribs, give them their own homemade gorgeous bed to sleep on. Using reclaimed wood, you can make a bed frame inspired by West Elm. The amazing DIY project provides building instructions for a twin, full, queen or king, so you can build the exact bed size you need.

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    DIY Wood Toy Bins

    DIY Wood Toy Bins
    The Merrythought

    These wooden toy bins are much more stylish then the plastic trunks you find at the toy store.

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    DIY Toddler Table

    DIY Toddler Table
    The Sweetest Occasion

    Give a fun makeover to a thrifted toddler table for this DIY.

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    DIY Giant Chalkboard

    DIY Giant Chalkboard
    The Merrythought

    Making a giant chalkboard is super easy, and kids will love drawing on it. 

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    DIY Book Bin

    DIY Book Bin
    This Little Street

    Help your child to develop a love of reading by building them their very own library area. This small book bin is the perfect height for your child to grab a book to read, and–best of all–it's easy to build!

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    DIY Felt Cloud Wall Decor

    DIY Felt Cloud Wall Decor
    Damask Love

    Add some playful wall decor with this sweet felt cloud.

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    DIY Cactus Stool

    DIY Cactus Stool
    Oh Oh Blog

    Give the illusion of a large potted plant with this cactus stool.

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    DIY Painted Wallpaper

    DIY Painted Wallpaper
    A Beautiful Mess​

    Go bold in your kid's room with a hand-painted wallpaper design of cats, cameras, pizza, and candy.

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    DIY Toy Storage Crates

    DIY Toy Storage Crates
    A Bubbly Life​

    Add some creative toy storage crates to your child's room for the perfect spot to store toys and stuffed animals.

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    DIY Framed Candy

    DIY Framed Candy
    Damask Love

    Try this candy art DIY for a spectacular display in your child's room.​

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    DIY No Sew Star Pillow

    DIY No Sew Star Pillow
    A Bubbly Life​

    No sewing skills required to make these sweet star pillows.

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    DIY Platform Twin Bed

    DIY Platform Twin Bed
    The House Of Wood

    This platform bed is the perfect size for your growing child.

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    DIY Heart Bookends

    DIY Heart Bookends
    A Bubbly Life

    Add some sparkle to your son or daughter's bedroom with these DIY heart bookends.

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    DIY Bookcase Dollhouse

    DIY Bookcase Dollhouse
    A Bubbly Life

    Convert a small bookcase into a dollhouse with this creative project.

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    DIY Felt Banner

    DIY Felt Banner
    Francois Et Moi

    For some easy decor, hang a DIY felt banner in your kid's room. This DIY that says "my heart" in French will take under 30 minutes to make.

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    DIY Stay Little Forever Art

    DIY Stay Little Forever Art
    Bre Purposed

    This 'stay little forever' DIY is the perfect way to add some art to a young child's bedroom.

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    DIY Rainbow Wall Hanging

    DIY Rainbow Wall Hanging
    Imagine Gnats

    Add a burst of color to your son or daughter's room with a lovely rainbow wall hanging.

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    DIY Teddy Bear Rug

    DIY Teddy Bear Rug
    We Lived Happily Ever After

    This DIY teddy bear rug is perfect for your child's room, as it will give them a soft spot to sit on while they play with their toys.

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    DIY Diagonal Painted Accent Wall

    DIY Diagonal Painted Accent Wall
    Lovely Indeed

    Add some color to your child's bedroom by painting a diagonal accent wall.

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    DIY Play Kitchen

    DIY Play Kitchen
    Babiekins

    Give an amazing makeover to Ikea's play kitchen by adding a wood countertop and a tile backsplash. 

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    DIY Rocking Sheep

    DIY Rocking Sheep
    Sarah Sherman Samuel

    Give a fresh look to Ikea's rocking moose by turning it into a furry rocking sheep instead. The more minimalist rocker is perfect for young kids.

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    DIY Library Wall

    DIY Library Wall
    The Sweetest Digs

    Encourage a life-long love of reading by installing a library wall in your child's room. 

    DIY Library Wall from The Sweetest Digs

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    DIY Gold Animal Bookends

    DIY Gold Animal Bookends
    Damask Love

    These DIY gold animal bookends provide a fun way to display your child's favorite reads.

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    DIY Cat Face Pillow

    Cat Face Pillow
    A Beautiful Mess

    Update your child's bedding by adding a plush cat face pillow.

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    DIY Kid's Art Display

    DIY Kid's Art Display
    Design Improvised

    Create a mini gallery wall to display your child's art with this simple DIY idea.

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    DIY Wood Toy Bins

    DIY Wood Toy Bins
    Tell Love and Party

    Display your child's toys like art, so they're easy to find.

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    DIY Painted Cloud Pillows

    DIY Painted Cloud Pillows
    A Bubbly Life

    Your child will love this handmade cloud pillow!

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    DIY Animal Art

    DIY Animal Art
    Squirrelly Minds

    Cut animal silhouettes out of scrapbook paper for some wild wall art.

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    DIY Fabric Storage Bins

    DIY Fabric Storage Bins
    A Beautiful Mess

    These DIY reversible storage bins are perfect for storing stuffed animals. 

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    DIY Just Take a Nap Art

    DIY Just Take a Nap Art
    The Kiwi in the Clouds

    Hang this printable artwork in your young child's bedroom for some easy decor.

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    DIY Heart Pillow

    DIY Heart Pillow
    Design Love Fest

    Toss this DIY heart pillow on a chair or on the bed in your child's room to add a metallic accent.

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    DIY Faux Rainbow Fur Blanket

    DIY Faux Rainbow Fur Blanket
    Studio DIY

    Kids will adore this soft rainbow fur blanket that is perfect for nap time.

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    DIY Rolling Toy Box

    DIY Rolling Toy Box
    This Little Street

    Move your child's toys from the bedroom to the living room, to the playroom and back to the bedroom with this rolling toy box.

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    DIY Pretzel Pillow

    DIY Pretzel Pillow
    Studio DIY

    This weekend, try making this outstanding pretzel pillow for your child's room.

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    DIY Child's Desk

    DIY Child's Desk
    A Beautiful Mess

    Surprise your toddler by adding a small desk to their room. The workspace will allow them plenty of room to work on their art.

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    DIY Name Sign

    DIY Name Sign
    The House of Wood

    Personalize your kid's bedroom with a name sign.

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    DIY Pastel Quilt

    DIY Pastel Quilt
    A Beautiful Mess

    Keep your child warm at night with a cozy pastel quilt that you made them.

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    DIY Loft Bed

    DIY Loft Bed
    The House of Wood

    Maximize space in a small bedroom by raising the bed and adding a desk underneath. You can build a sturdy loft bed that your son or daughter will love.

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    DIY Cardboard Ice Cream Cart

    DIY Cardboard Ice Cream Cart
    Damask Love

    Instead of buying an expensive new toy, make an ice cream cart toy out of cardboard. This fun DIY is sure to entertain kids for hours.

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    DIY Giant Animal Wall Stickers

    DIY Giant Wall Stickers
    This Little Street

    Instead of buying wall decals, save money by making some giant animal wall stickers.

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    DIY Hula Hoop Tent

    DIY Hula Hoop Tent
    A Beautiful Mess​

    Use a hula hoop to make a small tent, which works perfectly as a reading corner in a bedroom.

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    DIY Whiteboard Easel

    DIY Whiteboard Easel
    Shrimp Salad Circus

    Add a whiteboard to your child's room to give them the perfect spot to draw or practice writing on.

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    DIY Plush Cats and Clouds Mobile

    DIY Plush Cats and Clouds Mobile
    Squirrelly Minds

    Hang this DIY plush cats and clouds mobile over a young infant's bed for some cute nursery decor.

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    DIY Best Kid Ever Art

    DIY Best Kid Ever Art
    Little Inspiration

    Download and print one of these six designs for some free art.

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    DIY Collapsible Play House

    DIY Collapsible Play House
    A Beautiful Mess

    Use large sheets of foam board to make a playhouse that you can collapse and store when not in use.