Big Ideas for Little Kids’ Bedrooms


The best part about designing kids' bedrooms is that there are no rules. If you can dream it, you can create it. Here are five big ideas for decorating a little girl's room.

A bright, bold little girl's bedroom.

Above, from left: wall mural, InkShuffle; side tables, Urban Tree Salvage; Industrial Task table lamps, West Elm; bedding, planters and large stuffed bear, at HomeSense; Malm bed frame, Ikea; balloon fabric, Designer Fabrics.

1. Whimsical Wall Mural

Colour is the star of any kid's room so why not try a bright, bold photo mural for something extraordinary? With InkShuffle, you can choose a photo from a large number of stock images or upload your own for something completely custom and personal.

2. DIY Balloons

Here's one easy DIY that is sure to lift any kid's room design to new heights!

3 small closed-eye screws
3 exercise balls
your choice of colourful fabrics (enough to cover balls)
3 eye hooks
large stuffed animal

  1. Screw small closed-eye screws into air-valve closures on exercise balls.
  2. Wrap exercise balls in colourfull fabric with screw at top; cut slit in fabric at each screw. Gather fabric at bottom and tie with twine.
  3. Install eye hooks in ceiling in desired location; hang "balloons" from hooks.
  4. Gather twine hanging from balloons and fasten to a large stuffed animal.

3. Bold, Beautiful Bed

A simple Ikea hack transforms a plain white bed frame into an impactful showpiece. Simply secure pointed, white planks to the back of the headboard to create the illusion of a picket fence.

As for the bedding, look for a pattern that furthers your theme. Ours 'grew' from the outdoors motif set by the wall mural. We wanted something that looked like a flower patch drenched in sunlight, and this bedding accomplishes just that!

4. Awesome Astroturf

Astroturf is great in a kid's room. Not only is it fun and whimsical, it's also durable and inexpensive!

5. Smart Storage

When it comes to storage, don't be afraid to think outside the box—literally! White-washed planters at the foot of the bed make a perfect home for stuffed animals and toys.


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