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Best DIY Ideas for Decorating Kids’ Rooms

By Melissa Summers

I have an affinity for kids rooms, there are so many ways to have fun in these rooms because, “Hey! It’s for kids!” We’ve talked a bit about kid’s rooms before when we looked at wall art and decals. But today I thought I’d share my bookmark folder labeled “DIY Kids Rooms”, and I’m sure it won’t be the last time.
I love this Hopskotch rug from Flor. I love Flor tiles in general and using a few tiles, a stencil and some paint your child can develop gross motor skills even indoors.
Martha has this great article about customizing a simple toy chest for your baby, car enthusiast and doll lover. Simple ideas but it makes your toy chest so much more useful than the usual dumping ground.
I’ve become quite fond of Two Straight Lines because she is awfully talented. Here she gives a tutorial so you can make a butterfly mobile for your child’s room. Using the steps you could easily customize this project to match your child’s room. Also, while you’re there take a look at her Simple Blinds tutorial.
This isn’t exactly DIY but it is a bit of a hack, using iStockphoto to find illustrations to frame for your child’s walls. Nested directs you to some great finds and prints start at just $10.
Why spend $155 on an art table with paper roll when you can make your own from Ikea for $15 and customize it. Using dowels, cabinet knobs and various screws you can make a plain wooden table into an art table. Even better, when it’s not an art table it’s a great game table or tea party setting.
A place I love to collect inspiration and ideas is the “Go To Your Room” Flickr Group. A group inspired by “The Nursery: Babies Rooms At Home“. It’s an inspiring collection of ideas and DIY loveliness. Now to take inspiration and make it into ‘action’.

Melissa Summers
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Melissa Summers

Melissa Summers was a regular contributor writing Melissa’s Buzz Off.


Melissa Summers was a regular contributor writing Melissa’s Buzz Off.

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Love these ideas. Any suggestions for a bizillion stuffed animals? I have given away huge trash bags full, but they seem to multiply. I have tried drawers (for the small ones), baskets (for the larger ones) and even what I had, a coat rack with multiple hooks up and down it. But nothing has “stuck” for the kids. They still end up everywhere. ACK!. Oh wait, this post started as a thank you those are some cool sites. Ooops.


The stuffed animal dilemma is one that may very well kill me. Seriously.


THANK YOU! Dear Lord, I have been looking for the Martha Stewart art table forever. I tried googling everything under the sun except “scroll” so I never found it. My mom finally gave up on the Pottery Barn art table and bought that very one from Ikea. Ah, the relief! She thought that making a very close-fitting tablecloth out of drawing paper was tacky. I emailed the link to her so she can get her bad self down to Home Depot and get to work. My cousin has a fantastic solution for stuffed animals: a net hung in one corner… Read more »