Ideas for Decorating Your Child's Bedroom

Whether your child is settling into their bedroom for the first time, or simply wants something new, you may be looking for décor ideas. Here are some ways you can decorate your child’s bedroom that will allow them to be comfortable and have fun, for a variety of budgets.

Try wall decals

Affordable and reusable, wall decals are an ideal for homes where painting may not be an option. Wall decals come in a variety of sizes, colors, and themes. Your child can decorate their walls with farm animals, cartoon princesses, superheroes, geometric shapes, characters from their favorite movies – even their name. Wall decals can also be used on other smooth surfaces such as doors, windows, bookshelves, and desks.

Colorful furniture and accessories

Decorating your child’s bedroom doesn’t have to involve a complete overhaul of the entire space. If you want to refresh your child’s bedroom décor, it can be as simple as buying a new set of linens, or a rug in their favorite color. Accessories and furniture can be matched with existing items, and replaced easier than redecorating the whole room.

Create DIY artwork

You can cut costs and create something unique for your child by making pieces of décor yourself. Some ideas for DIY artwork for your child’s bedroom are:

No-Sew Rainbow Wall Hanging from Imagine Gnats

Silhouette Canvas Artwork from HGTV

DIY Circle Punch Art from Mer Mag

You can also get your child involved by having them help you paint a bookcase, for example.

Homemade chalkboard

A chalkboard created with chalkboard paint, MDF, primer, and screws can be a fun place for your child to express their creativity. Find the DIY chalkboard tutorial at DIY Network.

Dedicated play area

Children learn through play, so creating a play or art area in your child’s bedroom will be a fun and educational addition to their space. Some examples include a play rug depicting streets to run toy cars along; a small playhouse; a small set of table and chairs for drawing and coloring; or a child-sized easel.

No matter your budget or schedule, there are several options for decorating your child’s bedroom in a way that will reflect their personality and give them a space to call their own.