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    31 Creative Ways To Decorate A Kid's Bedroom

    Including cool stuff they'll *actually* wanna keep around for more than a year.

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    1. Stick some 3D mirrored butterflies on your kid's wall as you please and make the place feel like THEM — even if your lease says you can't paint!

    Promising review: "I love these butterflies! They look amazing in my daughter's room, the mirror effect is perfect for brightening up the room a bit. There is a film on the butterflies that can be a real time-consuming pain to remove, but it is worth it. My daughter thinks they are so pretty and I love the texture it adds to her collage wall...plus for $6 and three-day shipping you can't beat it!

    Update: A year and a half later and they are still hanging strong. We receive so many compliments on them :)." —Josh and Nicki

    Get a 36-pack from Amazon for $5.99+ (also available in 10 colors).

    2. Bring in some light with a posable lamp you can move around and re-pose around your home as you dang please.

    the person-like shaped floor lamp with a lamp shade where the head would be
    reviewer pic of the lamp posing like it's walking

    Promising review: "One of the best lamps I've bought. Was super easy for me to put together and the kids love the style. If you're looking for something great for a kid's room, this is it!" —Angie Chambers Mercer

    Get it from Amazon for $99.07+ (available in five colors).

    3. Transform their bedroom into a personal planetarium with a rotating star light that'll project the night sky onto the ceiling and walls.

    reviewer's pic of a nursery with the stars and planets projected with light on the ceiling
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    Promising review: "My son loves this. all the different slides it has from dinosaurs, two or three star gazing slides, and even a happy birthday slide. Every kid should have one." —Derek Hellman

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    4. Make the floor significantly cozier with a "unicorn" shag rug so you can spread out for story time.

    children's room with desk and colorful shag area rug
    Amazon

    Promising review: "My daughter loves this. It’s so plush and soft and the colors look even better in person. It looks like kawaii rainbow sherbet." —Candice L.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in six sizes).

    5. And consider a cushiony lounger for some versatility.

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    Promising review: "My kids are loving them. Keep in mind you still have to purchase five pillows to fill it with. If you try to run across it or walk across it it can be a little slippy. But so far my kids are loving laying on them around the Christmas tree." —Karen S. Kuhn

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in 10 patterns).

    6. Throw a faux-sheepskin rug over an *un*-cool desk chair as a lil' homework incentive. It just looks so grown up!

    white faux sheepskin rug on a wicker armchair
    Amazon

    Promising review: "It looks sophisticated and feels great. I used it on an acrylic chair for a kid's desk. It looks lovely!!" —IK

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in five colors).

    7. And throw in a plush double-sided shaggy faux-fur duvet set if you've heard them say out loud "I wish this fuzzy blanket came in a comforter" to you. Turns out, it basically does.

    the off white faux fur duvet set on a bed
    Amazon

    One side is faux fur and the other side is plush velvet; the twin set comes with one pom-pom-fringed pillow sham, and other size sets include two.

    Promising review: "If my house caught on fire, this is the first thing I’d grab. But seriously, this is one of my favorite things in my whole house. I feel like it tied my entire room together. I get so many compliments on it and it seriously so cozy and well-made. My only complaint would be how hard thing thing makes it to get out of bed in the mornings. It’s incredibly soft and isn’t the type of 'fur' that will mat and get gross looking over time. I rely heavily on reviews when I buy things so I’m here to tell you — if you’re on the fence about buying this...do it!! Also, the pillowcases are amazing also. Super soft and the pom-pom fringe is adorable." —SK

    Get it from Amazon for $64.99+ (available in sizes twin–king and 27 colors).

    8. Help kids who leave their tech accessories around everywhere with a dino headphone holder that'll bc fun *and* practical. Just so you know, it's legal for adults to own this, too.

    metallic gold T-rex 3D mounted on wall with headphones handing from its mouth
    M3is3D / Etsy

    M3is3D is an Austin, Texas-based shop specializing in headphone head stands and instrument wall hangers. 

    Promising review: "Made a dinosaur bedroom for my 3-year-old dinosaur. He absolutely loves it. Great quality nice and light easy to hang, and shipped fast!" —heidi link

    Get it from M3is3D on Etsy for $29.99+ (available in several colors and with just the head or also the arms; also available in a triceratops and pug).

    9. And help them decorate with stuff they already have and love with things like a skateboard wall display or "now spinning" record display.

    PB Teen, RecordRacks / Etsy

    RecordRacks is an Austin, Texas-based shop specializing in 3D-printed displays.

    Get the skateboard rack from PB Teen for $39 or the RecordRacks on Etsy for $19.99 (available in a range of colors).

    10. Mount some floating bookshelves that'll help put some of their faves on display or serve as a solution in spaces not quite big enough for a bookcase. Just make sure your kids are either too young or too old enough to climb up to these shelves to help prevent accidents. 

    showing the book how it fits onto the book shelf bracket
    reviewer pic of three of the shelves installed with colorful books in place

    Promising review: "We hung these in our nursery and they are super cute with colorful kids books on them. Really easy to install." —Amanda C

    Get it from Amazon for $10+ (available in a set of three and two sizes).

    11. Create another light source (every room needs three!) with some fairy lights with photo clips to help them feel like their pals are nearby at all times.

    person clipping pics into the light string that's above a bed
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These fairy lights add a magical touch to a bedroom. The clips can be used to hang up pictures or to attach the string of lights itself. My daughter used some to put it up on her blinds on her windows in a neat pattern. The different options for how the lights behave make it extra fun. We left the lights on for over 24 hours and they didn't fade or have any other problems. They put out a surprising amount of light, too. For the price, this is an excellent set of fairy lights!" —Jamie and Heather Hejduk

    Get a strand with 100 lights and 50 clips from Amazon for $13.98.

    12. And bring in some more magic with faux vines you can layer with string lights, especially if you've let them have plants before that have bit the dust.

    bedroom with fake vines that have string lights attached to them hung up on a wall
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    Promising review: "These are exactly what my daughter wanted for her bedroom. We redid her room and the link was in a YouTube video of someone she follows. They do not come tied together. We had tied them up on the string lights. We also use the strand to go behind the mirror in her bedroom. Really cute!!!" —Brittany Vogt

    Get 12 strands from Amazon for $14.99.

    13. Invest in a fun tissue box cover that just might get kids pumped to blow their noses on actual tissues...instead of everything else.

    house-shaped white square tissue box cover on a stack of books
    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    That is my nightstand. I love this thing! Plus I've been known to hide a tissue box because, let's be honest, they're all ugly. I've been on the receiving end of some snotty payback as a result. No more! Also I know it's a very small thing but it makes me very happy.

    Promising review: "Having three small kids, Kleenex must be "on hand." And this cover is so dang cute! It hides the ugly tissue box but takes up no more room. Your tissues look like little clouds of smoke coming out the chimney!" —Charles T

    Get it from Amazon for $5+ (available in three colors).

    14. Get a night-light for their bed for something that'll make it seem like they're sleeping in the future...and might actually help you get more sleep when they wake up in the middle of the night (according to reviewers).

    person on bed with light shining faintly out from underneath it
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I put this under my son's bed for when he wakes up at night. He immediately started staying in his room all night, no fear knowing the light flips on as soon as he swings his legs off the bed. Installed super easy, is holding up well, and has great adjustable brightness and cycle time." —JamesMorrissey

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    15. Hang up a rainbow prism suncatcher in a window to add some fun dashes of light *and* intro a learning opportunity about how prisms work. #educational

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    Promising review: "These are beautiful little rainbow makers! My kids were SO delighted! They make so many gorgeous little rainbows all over the room! It sparked my son’s curiosity as to how it makes the rainbows so it is fun and educational!" —Andrew J Grant

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.98.

    16. Bring in some Marvel fun with an adorable Groot planter you can let hang solo or serve as an actual planter. (It has drainage for real plants!)

    planter that looks like Baby Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Super cute! It is tiny so make sure you water frequently but my kids love it!" —Nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $9.55 (available in three styles).

    17. One-and-done it with a teenager-pleasing aesthetic collage kit for some NOT-embarrassing wall art. 

    collage of various sizes pop culture images featuring pink things
    Saltwater Blue / Amazon Handmade

    Saltwater Blue is a California-based shop that specializes in wall art and collages.

    The kit includes 6 8.5"x11" posters and 54 uniquely edited 4"x6" images.

    Promising review: "Looks great in my daughter's dorm room." —Rob.mils

    Get it from Saltwater Blue on Amazon Handmade for $19.99

    18. Capture that Disney aesthetic without having to swap out every new princess once a new movie comes out with a "Once upon a time" wire sign that'll feel right at home in your kid's favorite reading nook. 

    simple black wire decoration spelling out once upon a time in cursive
    JewelryStudios / Amazon Handmade

    Promising review: "Perfect to go above a baby's bookshelf! I ALMOST threw away the dot above the 'i' though, so be careful not to lose that!" —Kayla B

    Get it from JewelryStudios on Amazon Handmade for $14.69.

    19. And finish off that reading nook with a macramé swing you'll wanna buy for your OWN room too.

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    Promising review: "Bought this for my 6-year-old's room makeover. She loves it and curls up in it most days. She piles in the pillows and blankets to make the ropes cozy. I had my dad, who built houses for a living, install it for me to make sure it was secure but I think as long as you use a stud finder and have a good screwdriver, anyone can do this." —KrisSquared

    Get it from Amazon for $53.99.

    20. If the family dog or cat sleeps in your kid's room, put a cute bed in there with some bite. Just because!

    small dog peeking out of the mouth of a sharp style bed
    Amazon

    Promising review: "The pillow insert fits perfectly and has a nice soft, fluffy feel. Was worried because my cats didn’t go in it the first night I had it. Then the second day both were fighting for turns in it. It’s super cute. Looks like your cats are being eaten by a shark. Which shouldn’t be cute, but it is." —Allison

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    21. Make everything a bit brighter with a fun mirror on a wall adjacent to a window. It'll bounce off light without it scorching your eyeballs.

    Wayfair

    Get them from Wayfair: two cloud mirrors for $119.99 or the ice cream mirror for $99.99

    22. Find some encouraging wall art your kids can see themselves in...but is still cool looking!

    encouraging wall art featuring Black women
    Amazon

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99.

    23. Swap in a coloring duvet of the world map with washable markers for a fresh geography lesson after every laundry day.

    kid coloring a comforter that is a world map
    Amazon

    Promising review: "My son loves it! Very good quality and drawings came off completely with washing! 100% recommend it. Cotton and it is soft to his skin." —Soko

    Get a twin-size duvet cover from Amazon for $39.95. Also pick up a coloring pillowcase.

    24. ~Play~ up their current game obsession with a Minecraft wall decal next time they want to repaint their room. What a lovely, low-commitment compromise.

    Amazon

    StickerStore is a Virginia-based business that makes custom sticker creations.

    Get them from Amazon: first sticker for $18.99 or the custom name one from StickerStore on Amazon Handmade for $28.99

    25. Or liven up a wall with some large-scale decals to fill up some wall space and help make everything feel new...even if everything else stayed the same.

    Lovely Owl Art / Etsy

    Lovely Owl Art is a shop specializing in fun wall decals. 

    Get it from Lovely Owl Art on Etsy for $38.65+ (available in seven sizes and a range of colors).

    26. Stash extra stuffed animals in a fun bean bag chair that'll be one of the best two-fers for a kid's bedroom.

    open bean bag with stuffed animals visible inside
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Had a space in my children's playroom that was bombarded with stuff animals. It was getting out of hand. I needed to find something for them. So I came across this and oh my goodness, what a life saver! It doubles as storage and a beanbag chair for my children's playroom! Absolutely love it!!! The material is pretty strong and the zipper works well. Highly recommend!" —Lauren Osborne

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in 12 patterns).

    Looking for something a little more grown up? Check out a faux-leather pouf you can stuff with items for $31.99.

    27. And use some giant Legos that open up into storage containers to squirrel away other stuff...maybe like Legos?!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a great storage item for kids. If they or you love lego this is a must have item." —Gregg

    Get them from Amazon for $12.14+ (available in small, medium, and large sizes and in a variety of colors).

    28. Plus! If Legos are their thing, they'll likely dig these name signs you can customize with colors. Reviewers use them as birthday party decorations, door signs, and more!

    Lego block-like letters spelling out the name Harry
    Made Happy / Etsy

    Made Happy is a shop specializing in Lego-like 3D-printed letters and signs. 

    Promising review: "My son loves them!! They look great on his door. Nice clean lines, easy to hang. Great quality. Thank you." —Denise Otto

    Get them from Made Happy on Etsy for $9.95+ (a range of colors available and the price increases with number of letters). 

    29. Source fun versions of normal stuff, like a laundry hamper that looks like a punching bag. Maybe it'll result in no clothes on the floor? May. Be.

    standing laundry bag that looks like a boxing punching bag
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Holds lots of washing and the kids love the design, so clothes get put in this bag, instead of the floor! Sturdy design, strong, and washable fabric." —Niecey1

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    30. Invest in a magical canopy because, well, every kid deserves to feel like royalty! Now *this* is the kind of family drama we want.

    pink and purple circular canopy with sheer curtains over a bed.
    Wayfair

    Get it from Wayfair for $80.99.

    Looking for something smaller scale? There are lots more canopy options on Wayfair. 

    31. And if you're feeling particularly ambitious, try building a construction truck bed with a PDF pattern. How cute!

    bed shaped like a construction truck with a bookshelf on the front
    Hammer Tree / Etsy

    Hammer Tree is an Ambler, Pennsylvania-based shop specializing in downloadble building plans for fun kid's beds.  

    Promising review: "This is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! My son was over the moon happy to see this in his room. Dan’s instructions were beyond exceptional and he was a huge help along the whole way! I had a ton of questions s and he answered all of them in a very timely manner. I have never built anything, used power tools or even painted before, so I was very skeptical but I decided to bite the bullet and test my creative abilities and I’m still in shock that I actually got this done! It took me a few hours a night over about four evenings (a lot of this was watching YouTube videos on how to work the power tools) so not bad at all! The instructions are so detailed and perfect! Thank you so much!" —Jasmine

    Get the downloadable PDF plans from Hammer Tree on Etsy for $28.35. Prefer another motif? The shop has several others!

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