40 Ways To Makeover Your Kids’ Bedroom In A Weekend (With Their Help!)
With the new school year fast approaching, there’s no better time to treat your child to a quick bedroom makeover. We’ve compiled 40 bright and playful bedrooms, each with mini updates that are easy to achieve with the help of little hands.
Arranging single beds back to back frees-up floor space for games.
A memo board, desk and chair will make doing homework more enticing. Pretty containers are a nice upgrade from traditional pencil holders for their new school supplies.
Not all sports equipment is worthy of display, but if your child has a beloved skateboard, baseball bat or even surfboard, consider finding a home for it in their room.
Pompom garlands, a large initial and even small plants are sweet additions to bookshelves.
If you’re artsy, consider free-handing a pattern on the wall using pencil, and having your child pick out two slightly different paint colors to fill it in.
Spend an afternoon doing arts and crafts with your kids and make garlands out of photos, tissue paper, tassels or even spools of thread.
Just like paintings or posters, graffiti is a great way to bring major impact to your child’s bedroom walls. Have your child pick a local artist whose style they like and collaborate on a design.
Look for new or vintage pennant flags from your child’s favorite city or sports team to hang on their walls.
Bring graphic impact to a window by letting your child weigh in on a roman blind fabric.
Tuck a small ottoman or bean bag of their choice in the corner of your child’s room to create a cozy reading nook.
Let your child choose the paint color (it’s only temporary!) and which walls to paint.
Spelling out your child’s name personalizes their room. Choose letters that come in multiple colors and have your child pick the color of each letter.
Let your child pick a few different bins to show them that everything has its place.
Memo boards are great for keeping kids of all ages organized. Encourage creativity by letting them choose what to pin.
If your child isn’t ready to give up sleeping with their bunny or teddy bear, have them choose some more grown-up pillows to tuck beside their stuffed animal.
Plush rugs make wooden floors more enjoyable for playtime and smaller ones are easy to move around.
Pull up a comfy chair (of your child’s choosing) and create a mini work station by your child’s nightstand.
Reading lamps come in so many colors — choose their favorite shade and place it next to their bed for bedtime reading.
Swap a bedside table for a plush ottoman in a funky fabric. Your child can use it to place books on or as extra seating.
Choose a graphic shape you can both agree on, like triangles or squares. Tape off a pattern to paint over together.
Placing more grown-up pieces, like this botanical print, with youthful finger paintings creates a nice visual mix.
Go antique shopping with your little one and have them pick out something old to add to their room, like a vintage wooden bed or a funky, inexpensive tchotchke.
Large stuffed animals (like the kind your child totes home from a carnival or amusement park) can find a happy home as a floor cushion.
Help your little one pick out a gradient of colors and paint a different color on each of their closet doors.
Printing out photos from their computer and pinning them up using washi tape is an affordable and easily changeable alternative to hanging prints.
Simple wooden bunkbeds look custom when painted in their favorite color.
Trading a plain laundry hamper for a fun kitty-inspired one will make them more excited to pick their dirty clothes up off the floor.
Candid photos, like a shot of the sneakers they practically live in or a picture of them playing, are a nice alternative to posed ones.
If space permits, adding an inexpensive sofa to their room can turn it into a fun chill zone. Let them pick out the pillows to go on top.
Arrows are easy to paint (they’re straight lines after all) and the pattern suits a range of ages — just have them choose the color.
Keeping beds and fixtures in simple white sets the stage for a fun rug of your child’s choosing.
Ask your child their favorite colors and let that guide the palette for the space. Here, magenta, orange and purple are an unexpected yet interesting mix.
If space allows, adding a barn door brings an architectural element and fun feature to their room. Plus, it will be easy for them to open and close themselves!
Although this Pray For Surf artwork wasn’t a DIY project, it would be easy to recreate one of your child’s go-to sayings using a thick paint brush, large piece of art paper and a steady hand.
Rather than an open-framed table, a small three-drawer dresser provides ample storage and more display space on top for them to accessorize.
Cut down on the cost of wallpapering an entire room by painting the lower half of your child’s bedroom walls. It adds major impact, and they can choose the color.
A pillowcase with their most-loved superheroes on it is sure to please.
If you have an old dresser lying around in the basement, consider bringing it up to your child’s bedroom and using it as a nightstand. If it has keyholes like this one, your child will get a real kick out of being the “key keeper.”
Moving furniture provides a fresh perspective for the new school year. Placing this bed in between two windows is a smart use of space.
Have your child pick out a fun wallpaper for their headboard wall. Since it isn’t going in the entire room, they choose a really fun pattern without it being too overpowering.