9 Quick Kid’s Room Makeover Ideas

9 Quick Kid’s Room Makeover Ideas

This fun summer project is a great way to spend quality time together.


By Lorraine Allen

Looking for a fun summer project to take on with your kids? You can easily give their bedroom a fresh, new look with these quick and simple ideas. Your kids will be happy to help out and have something creative and rewarding to focus on. Plus, redecorating is a great way to spend some quality time together while de-cluttering, reorganizing, and getting rid of unwanted junk.

1. Frame some pictures of friends and family. Kids will be really excited to choose some photos they they’ll love seeing on their walls.

2. Paint the room (or part of the room) a bright color. Head to a paint or hardware store together and pick out some samples to try. Make a bold, unique pattern like stripes or chevrons using tape to separate paint colors. Or cut out decals and paint more complex patterns like stars, hearts, or fish on the wall.

3. Freshen up an old dresser or bookcase with new paint and knobs. A light sanding helps remove old finish. Use spray paint to make the job go faster.

4. Hang a printed sarong, sheet, or tapestry behind a bed, to serve as a headboard, or string it over the bed, like canopy. Mount a simple curtain rod to hold the fabric up. If it’s a light material, plain old tacks can do the trick, too.

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5. Try setting up a couple of different areas in the bedroom, so it isn’t just a place to sleep. There can be a cozy reading nook to encourage quiet time, and a desk area for homework. And another spot, even if it’s just some space on a wall, to be creative. If the bedroom is tiny, don’t worry. You can buy chalkboard paint and paint a closet door or bedroom door for endless hours of doodling, sketching, and drawing.

6. Hang a few hooks on the wall or back of a door. Everyone struggles to find time to pick everything up, fold it, and put it neatly away. Hooks are the perfect solution to clearing a messy floor in seconds, and they also make things easy to find. Hooks are great for so many things, from clothes to coats, beads, costumes, hats, bags, robes, and more.

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7. Hang a mirror on the wall opposite a window. This adds a whole new element of light in the bedroom, and offers kids the chance for some private reflection, which is really important as they grow, build self-confidence, and figure out who they are.

8. Organize drawers and shelves with bins or boxes to help kids keep things neater, and easier to find. Empty shoeboxes are perfect for socks and underwear, for example. Larger bins work well for sweaters, t-shirts, and shoes.

9. Add a soft area rug to create an instant, inviting space for kids to relax, play, or read.

What fun projects do you have planned with your kids this summer?


Lorraine is a freelance parenting and food writer, and she shares her cooking adventures and family recipes at FeedingLina.com. She lives in New York with her family and one squirrel-obsessed dog. Follow her @feedingLina.

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