16 Awesome Decor DIYs to Upgrade a Kid's Bedroom

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Cute play kitchen for kids, before and after
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Whether it's about that time to transition your kid's bedroom from superheroes to something more sophisticated, or maybe you're just looking for a small weekend project that'll save you money while improving the fun-factor of their creative space, we've got some pretty awesome DIY ideas to surely satisfy that upgrade itch. Each project on our list is designed to promote imaginative thought for your kid, as well as please the eye. Click on to see all that you can create with a few inexpensive, easily attainable supplies and a vision.

How to Make a Fabric Canopy

Dip-dyed fabric canopy perfect in any kids room
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A dip-dyed DIY fabric canopy is the stuff reading nook dreams are made of, especially our airy version that, of course, includes a colorful adornment of puff puff balls at the entrance.

Before & After: Turn an Old Cabinet into a Kid's Kitchen

Adorable DIY kids kitchen
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Okay, we might be bias, but this DIY is pretty genius. Learn how to transform an old, otherwise dumpster-destined cabinet into an awesome custom mini kitchen for kids.

How to Make Decorative Herringbone Wood Letters

Decorative herringbone wood letter D
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Admittedly, this decorative herringbone wood letter project is possibly more appealing to the Pinterest-minded parent than the kid who probably has no idea what herringbone is.

Easy DIY JuJu Inspired Art Masterpiece

DIY JuJu inspired artwork hangs above a bedroom dresser
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All you'll need for this one is a shadowbox frame, spray paint and feathers to re-create this sacred African headdress.

How to Create a Lightbox That's All About Good Vibes

Good vibes only in this bedroom
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Keep the good vibes rollin' and teach your kids the importance of a positive attitude all at once with our DIY lightbox tutorial.

How to Make a Pendant Light Out of a Classroom Globe

A classroom globe transformed into a pendent light
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Scour your local thrift store or teacher supply for the biggest globe you can find to make a one-of-a-kind pendant light, then you can poke tiny light holes at points of interest around the world to create a natural global curiosity.

How to Make a Duvet Cover

Custom duvet cover
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The fabric choice is key in order to make this DIY duvet cover something your kid will covet. What color, pattern or material will make them feel calm and promote feelings of well-being?

How to Build a Desk Out of Cabinets

From cabinet to desk: before and after
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Another stroke of DIY upcycling genius: We'll show you how to build a tricked out desk for kids geared toward their interests out of old cabinetry.

How to Make a Table Lamp From Shutters

Side table lamp made from wooden shutters
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This table lamp made out of wooden shutters is great if you've got a kiddo who's still learning how to sleep alone in a totally dark room. Simply adjust the shades to filter more or less light and consider a red bulb for restful sleep.

Easy-to-Make Home Gallery to Display Kids' Art

Home gallery made to display kids' art
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When there's no room left at the refrigerator and magnet gallery, create an alternative.

DIY Lucite Framed Scarf

Bright, bold scarf framed in clear lucite
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Once you get your hands on all of the supplies, this DIY lucite framed scarf project is super simple to complete and only takes a few steps for maximum design impact.

Turn a Cookie Sheet Into a Memo Board

Cookie sheets transformed into memo boards
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You'll feel great about upcycling those dingy old cookie sheets and your kid will love adding their creativity and hard work to these cool memo boards.

Make a Pencil Wreath with This Easy DIY

DIY pencil wreath
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Whether it's summer break or back-to-school season, your kid will love this bold pencil wreath with a chalkboard center in their homework room.

How to Make a Headboard Out of Old Shutters

Headboard made from reclaimed shutters
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Pottery Barn, who? Add a bold, upscale design element to your teen's bedroom with our easy headboard DIY made from reclaimed shutters.

Give Your Nightstand a Luxe Look with This Easy Tutorial

Newly luxe nightstand before and after
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Don't settle for that tired, old-looking furniture and instead give it new life with a coat of paint plus updated hardware. Your kid will love getting a say on what color it becomes and you'll love the quality time spent together.

How to Paint an Ombre Effect on an Upcycled Chair

Vintage chair gets an ombré upgrade
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The kiddos may not appreciate ombré yet, but we sure do! A new paint job on anything will make it look a million times better and it's a million plus one when that paint job has a perfectly subtle ombré effect–that's just a design rule.

19 Home Decor DIYs That Only Look Expensive

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