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75 Kids' Decor Ideas You Can Totally DIY

75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas You Can Totally Do!

Decorating a child's room is such a fun experience. You can go crazy with color, pick animated and adorable elements, and all the furniture is just so tiny. However, these small spaces do come with their own set of unique challenges. As kids grow and change, so do their interests and needs. If you're looking to save money, or are just looking for ways to add your own unique stamp to a room, why not do-it-yourself? We've rounded up 75 fun DIY kids decor projects that you can start today. From wall art to furniture, there's a handmade solution to all your home decor dilemmas.          
 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

WALL ART


Wall art idea from Apartment Therapy | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Bloesem Design via Apartment Therapy

1. You can do this! A row of hanging flashcards makes for cheap and doable wall art.

 

Wall art idea from Alice & Lois | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Alice & Lois

2. With a little felt, capture a child's initial on this colorful banner.

 

Wall art idea from Merry Pad | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Merry Pad

3. The hoard of kids' drawings is inevitable - this DIY helps you turn them into a collage to mount and frame.

Wall art idea from Liz Marie Blog | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Liz Marie Blog

4. This project is geared more towards advanced crafters, but who can resist wanting a sweet faux deer's head in their room?

 

Wall art idea from Lil Blue Boo | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Lil Blue Boo

5. This is a project the kids can help create. Make a paper mâché unicorn head (or you could just leave the horn off and have it be a regular old horse, but where's the fun in that?). 

 

Wall art idea from DIY Network | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: DIY Network

6. Practice a little pain-free taxidermy on some stuffed animals by mounting them to the wall.

 

Wall art idea from Pneumatic Addict | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Pneumatic Addict

7. This make-it-yourself light box could double as both DIY kids decor, and as a fun nightlight!

 

Wall art idea from Spot of Tea Designs | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Spot of Tea Designs

8. Let the kids decorate their own walls! This toddler art gallery allows you to switch out craft projects and drawings as the kids grow and advance. 

 

Wall art idea from Papery & Cakery | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Papery & Cakery

9. As long as you're prepared to get glitter everywhere (which, we'll admit, is sometimes kinda magical), this glitter animal wall art is bright, colorful, and kid-approved. 

 

Wall art idea from Alice & Lois | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Alice & Lois

10. Nurseries are the sweetest spaces to decorate. Learn how to paint a giant gold heart to display your love for baby. 

 

Wall art idea from Alice & Lois | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Alice & Lois

11. Animals, bright colors, and kids decor are an idyllic trio. Create this animal block art using the tried-and-true technique of decoupaging. 

 

Wall art idea from A Bubbly Life | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: A Bubbly Life

12. Okay, who doesn't want some tasty looking fruit slice shelving in their bedroom? This DIY kids decor project is easy enough with wood rounds and craft paint.

 

Wall art idea from A Bubbly Life | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: A Bubbly Life

13. Wall art doesn't just have to be contained in a frame. Kids' rooms are the perfect place to play with bright, happy murals, like this pretty pastel geometric design.

 

Wall art idea from A Beautiful Mess | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: A Beautiful Mess

14. Feeling a little more adventurous? Try your hand at this painted wallpaper art.

  

Wall art idea from The Sweetest Digs | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: The Sweetest Digs

15. Speaking of adventure, you don't have to be an artist to paint this on-trend mountain mural.

 

Wall art idea from Curbly | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Curbly

16. If you use magnetic paint for your mountain mural, you can invite an entire team of these DIY mountain climbers (on belay!). 

 

Wall art idea from The Sweetest Digs | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: The Sweetest Digs

17. Sometimes simple is best, as is the case with these Scandinavian-inspired wall decals.

STORAGE SOLUTIONS


Storage solution from Garden Therapy | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Garden Therapy

18. If a child has a lot of beloved stuffed animals, these tree branch swings are a cute way to store and display them. 

 

 

Storage solution from Apartment Therapy | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Apartment Therapy

19. Throw a shoe organizer on the bedroom door, and you've got yourself a perfect doll organizing system!

 

Storage solution from DIY Inspired | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: DIY Inspired

20. This DIY stuffed animal chandelier is clever comprised of beads, spray paint, and a hanging plant holder. 

 

Storage solution from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body

21. Storage solutions don't have to be pricey. Paint coffee cans and use chalk labels for small storage.  

 

Storage solution This Little Street | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: This Little Street

22. Everything's better on wheels, and that includes this rolling toy box

 

Storage solution from Rent.com | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Rent.com

23. Let's keep the storage solutions rolling! By combining the efficiency of casters with the unused space under the bed, this rolling storage solution utilizes every last inch of space. 

 

Storage solution from The Merry Thought | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: The Merry Thought

24. We love the look of these open, minimal wood storage bins. Get the plans to make your own at home.

 

Storage solution from A Beautiful Mess | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: A Beautiful Mess

25. These sew-it-yourself fabric bins show that storage solutions can be cute and modern. These are especially awesome because they are reversible!

 

Storage solution from I Heart Organizing | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: I Heart Organizing

26. Check out this book caddy idea created from a dish rack!

 

Storage solution from Apartment Therapy | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Kristen DeLap via Apartment Therapy

27. We're going to look at some more book organization DIY ideas, like these basket book holders.

 

Storage solution from Penny Carnival | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Penny Carnival

28. This one requires a little sewing, but how cool is this hanging book holder at toddler-height?

 

Storage solution from Balancing Home | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Balancing Home

29. If you're looking for a totally cheap DIY solution to displaying reading books, you can use rain gutters as shelving.

 

Storage solution from Dahlias and Dimes | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Dahlias and Dimes

30. For a more polished look, craft these wood ledges (don't they look so sweet in this nursery?).

 

Storage solution from The Sweetest Digs | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: The Sweetest Digs

31. One more book solution - these are spice racks! They make great shelves.

 

Storage solution from The Sunny Side Up Blog | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: The Sunny Side Up Blog

32. With a little forethought, you could be hiding all the kids' toys in the walls with these pull-out storage bins.

 

Storage solution from Apartment Therapy | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Tabitha Blue via Apartment Therapy

33. You can totally DIY this little clothing rack for a new baby.

 

Storage solution from Style Curator | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Style Curator

34. Or how about building this a-frame, free-standing clothing rack?

 

Storage solution from A Beautiful Mess | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: A Beautiful Mess

35. And finally, switch out the dress-up trunk for this adorably grown-up clothing rack made simply from wood and PVC pipe.

TEXTILES


Colorful pillow idea from Aww Sam | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Aww Sam

36. Who wouldn't want this yummy-looking cake pillow? Really brings meaning to the phrase "sweet dreams!"

 

Colorful pillow idea from See Kate Sew | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: See Kate Sew

37. Let's keep the tastiness going with an ice cream cone pillow sprinkled in cuteness.

 

Colorful pillow idea from A Beautiful Mess | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: A Beautiful Mess

38. Combine sewing and painting (the kids can help!) to make this loveable, pocketed dollhouse pillow.

 

Colorful pillow idea from My Cakies | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: My Cakies

39. Speaking of houses, we love this house block cushion as a cute DIY kids decor addition!

 

Colorful rug idea from Hello Giggles | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Hello Giggles

40. Okay, I really, really want one of these unicorn throw rugs for myself. So magical!!

 

Colorful rug idea from Say Yes | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Say Yes

41. DIY a soft space for little feet by making this pom pom rug.

 

Fun pouf idea from Living with Punks | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Living with Punks

42. Take a seat, tike! DIY them a mini floor pouf.

 

Fun pillow idea from Modern Textiles | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Modern Textiles

43. Bring the enchantement of the outdoors inside (where there are less bugs and bears) by sewing a fluffy campfire.

 

Fun pillow idea from Design Sponge | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Design Sponge

44. No adventure-themed room is complete without the classic mountain top pillow. Fortunately you can make this one, too.

 

Fun rug idea from A Beautiful Mess | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: A Beautiful Mess

45. You can DIY this, and we ain't "lion!" Learn how to make a cushy and cute animal mat.

 

Fun pillow idea from It's Always Autumn | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: It's Always Autumn

46. I could see spending hours on one of these DIY pillow beds (which are super simple to make - you just sew a few pillows together!).

 

Colorful pillow idea from kojodesigns | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: kojodesigns

47. A cute addition to any kids space, make your own pineapple pillow.

 

Fun pillow idea from Alice & Lois | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Alice & Lois

48. This DIY kids decor idea keeps the magic of childhood alive. Make a decorative pillow with a convenient pocket for the tooth fairy so she doesn't have to dig through all the covers for that missing molar. 

 

GARLANDS + MOBILES


Baby's mobile idea from The Sweetest Digs | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: The Sweetest Digs

49. Continuing on our DIY kids decor journey: Mobiles! Mobiles are as magical as they are mesmerizing. You can make this simple statement piece from feathers.

 

Baby's mobile idea from Vitamini Handmade | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Vitamini Handmade

50. Got a classy baby? DIY this Eames-inspired mobile.

 

Baby's mobile idea from Ceci Bean | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Ceci Bean

51. For a woodsy feel, you can create a woodland-creature mobile from cutouts and an embroidery hoop.

 

Baby's mobile idea from Look What I Made | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Look What I Made

52. If the mountains are calling, pay them homage with a super simple watercolor wall hanging.

 

Baby's mobile idea from A Burst of Beautiful | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: A Burst of Beautiful

53. Happy and very doable, this pom-pom mobile would make a cute addition to any nursery. 

 

Baby's mobile idea from Morning Creativity | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Morning Creativity

54. If you've never felted before, not only is it simple, but it's also relaxing (think voodoo doll). Make a felt ball mobile for that extra pop of primaries. 

 

Kids garland idea from DIYProjects.com | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: DIYProjects.com

55. If you're on a felting kick, you might as well make a felt ball garland while you're at it!

 

Baby's mobile idea from Make and Tell | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Make and Tell

56. This DIY fruit slice mobile looks just radiantly refreshing. 

 

Kids garland idea from Aww Sam | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Aww Sam

57. This project encorporates actual kids' toys! With lights and some toy food, you can make a tasty illuminated garland.

 

Kids garland idea from Curbly | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Curbly | Tutorial: Sweet Teal

58. Fake flowers never looked so lovely as they do in this DIY flower wall garland. This DIY kids decor project fills up a blank wall quickly and easily. 

 

Kids garland idea from girl. Inspired. | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: girl. Inspired.

59. How precious are these little dolls all holding hands on a garland?

 

Kids garland idea from Babsouk | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Babasouk

60. This cat garland is actually a premade kit! How easy is that??

 

Kids garland idea from Hipster Mum | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Hipster Mum

61. Go bold with a cactus garland... cacti garland? I always get confused over that prickly plural.

LARGE PIECES


Chair makeover idea from Alida Makes | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Alida Makes

62. Okay, this is the most fun chair we've ever seen. It's part chair frame, part exercise ball, part fur

 

Play tent idea from Style Curator | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Style Curator

63. Create an escape where kids can go to read, draw, or imagine in this DIY a-frame play tent.

 

Chair makeover idea from Houseologie | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Houseologie

64. Create big impact in a child's room by reimagining and reupholstering furniture pieces.

 

Lego table idea from Centsational Girl | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Centsational Girl

65. Legos are far too small to be disorganized. This Lego table solves that problem, and has a play area on top.

 

Tent idea from A Beautiful Mess | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: A Beautiful Mess

66. If you don't want to go full play tent, you can create a kid-sized oasis out of a hula hoop and some fabric.

 

Chalkboard paint idea from Beckham + Belle | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Beckham + Belle

67. It looks cute and it's functional - decorate the inside of shelving with chalkboard paint for a simple decor solution. 

 

Chalk paint idea from Apartment Therapy | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Apartment Therapy

68. Or cover an entire dresser in chalkboard paint to signal to kiddos that even though they're young, it's never too early to start organizing. 

 

Shelf idea from I Can Teach My Child | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: I Can Teach My Child

69. How sweet! This DIY kids decor project is a big more hands-on, but how can you beat a dollhouse shelf?

 

Storage idea from Apartment Therapy | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Apartment Therapy

70. By adding cushions to storage shelving, you can create mini bench seating

 

Dresser makeover from Spot of Tea Designs | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Spot of Tea Designs

71. By simply using white paint, you can decorate more grown-up furniture and turn it into pieces fit for a princess. 

 

Desk idea from A Beautiful Mess | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: A Beautiful Mess

72. Make a mini desk! This tutorial shows you how to create a child-sized work area from wood and copper pipe.

 

Desk idea from Reality Daydream | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Reality Daydream

73. If you want to save on space, this DIY kids decor project folds up! Learn how to make a mini Murphy desk.

 

Bed idea from Styled Curator | 75 DIY Kids Decor Ideas

Photo: Styled Curator

74. Feeling adventurous? Learn how to construc a toddler-sized day bed.

 

Bed idea from Jen Woodhouse

Photo: Jen Woodhouse

75. And finally - this project is for the real DIY experts. Learn how to build this dreamy, wooden toddler bed.


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