Cool Kid's Room Ideas
These decorating ideas for a kid's room will bring his or her imagination to life. Inexpensive and inventive, these ideas allow children to be the masters of their room's fate.
These portly pumpkin pillows are a delight to the eye and to little bottoms. Our pillows are made of plush, cushiony fleece, but any sturdy fabric can be used.
Personalize a dresser in a child's room with playful, pointillist motifs made with upholstery nails. The pictures can help kids remember where items belong (T-shirts go in the sun drawer, sweaters in the snowflake drawer).
Paint a canvas activity mat with an inventive map to beckon young travelers.
Drawing Paper Table
A giant paper scroll provides an ideal surface on which to paint, draw with markers and crayons, or simply make a mess.
Bedroom walls look great decorated with bright pictures and maps, but when you hang them with magnet boards, foldout canvas panels, and unbreakable mirrors, the walls become part of the fun.
Magnetic Message Board
Magnetic bulletin boards are handy, but the color options are limited. Make your own and you can match the powder blue of a child's room.
First, paint a prestretched artist's canvas. When it's dry, turn it over. Coat a piece of cut-to-fit sheet metal with spray adhesive, and attach it to the back of the canvas. Place a same-size piece of foam board on top of the metal. Then screw mirror clips (one on each side) into the frame and a sawtooth hanger on the back, toward the top. Glue ribbon around the edges for a finished look.
Create a whimsical space for storing dress-up clothes. Here, enormous jungle foliage (in the form of patterned wallpaper) sprouts behind a closet door. A rail is fitted with wooden pegs topped with hollowed-out rubber balls, and a rod is available for hanging magic capes and raincoats.