When it comes to the idea of overhauling our daughters’ rooms to get them a little more colour and personality, we feel nearly overwhelmed with how an awesome an opportunity this project is for our DIY skills. There are just so any cheerful and adorable looking things to make that might look perfect in a little girl’s bedroom, and they’re almost our things that our kids really like. IN an attempt to narrow down the list of things we’ll make a little bit, we’ve been on the hunt for all kinds of online DIY tutorials, just to make sure we’ve looked at lots of options before we decided what to make for their rooms.
Just in case you love the idea of making some new DIY decor pieces for your little girls’ rooms just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our searching for inspiration and guidance!
1. Colour popping butterfly lamp
Like most little girls, is your daughter as enamoured with fluttering butterflies as ours are? They just can’t get enough or watching the pretty little things flit around outside in the park. That’s why we thought this adorable upcycled, painted, and embellished butterfly lamp outlined step by step on Mod Podge Rocks was such a good idea!
2. Purple ruffles lampshade
Maybe your little girl is the kind of very girly kid who loves nothing more than flouncy things and ruffles? In that case, we have a feeling you might all get a real kick out of the way this tutorial by Craftistas outlines the process of making a fully ruffled lampshade that has so very cool visual texture! We love their purple scheme but this would look awesome in just about any colour you choose.
3. Painted candleholder jewelry storage
Perhaps your daughter is a little bit older and already developing a love for jewelry and accessories? In that case, why not make her something that looks very pretty but is practical enough to help her keep her room organized? We love the way The Yellow Cape Cod made this fantastic necklace stand by giving a vintage candlestick a new coat of paint.
4. Bright scrapbook paper shelves
Whether you think she’ll use a set of mounted cubby shelves for jewelry like you see here or for something else entirely, we still think the basic idea in this tutorial is one for the books! Check out how Tater Tots and Jello made a simple set of shelves one of the coolest things in the room by not just giving them a coat of paint, but also lining the backs of the shelves in brightly contrasting and patterned paper for an even more fun look.
5. DIY rainbow dream string art
Are your daughters the kind of kids who will always opt for even more colour whenever they can? Rainbows have been a huge thing in our house lately too, and we’re not even a little bit upset about that. That’s what initially caught our attention about this lovely “dream” string art tutorial by Honey and Fitz, but we also liked their clear instructions because it turned the idea into something we could actually help our kids make and then hang, giving them an active role in crafting for and decorating their rooms.
6. Cute, colourful hexagon wall
Maybe you’ve been hoping to jazz up even the walls a little bit for your kids but you know that you might not live in your current house forever so you’re hesitant to make permanent changes like painting? Then we have a feeling this tutorial from Sisters Suitcase might work out a little better for you! Whether you follow their same hexagon shape or simply use the basic techniques but alter the pattern a little, they’ll show you how to make jumbo temporary but lasting wall decals or your own customization.
7. Pretty ruffled curtains
Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about the idea of making something involving ruffles, since those are something fun that your kids just adore the look of, but you’re just not sure another lamp is what the space needs? Then maybe you’d get along better making something like this lovely, girly set of ruffled curtains featured in great detail on A Boy, A Girl, and A Pug!
8. Jumbo paper flower window treatment
Have your kids always been the kind of outdoor lovers who are always playing in the garden and picking you flowers in the park? Then why not incorporate something from nature into the decor scheme, just to really make the place feel like home? We’re in love with the way The Craft Patch clearly outlines the process of making all different sizes and colours of jumbo paper flowers and arranging them around the top edge of the window like a window treatment.
9. Whimsical canopy reading tent
Perhaps your little ones are big fans of reading and you’re rather proud of the way they’ll choose, of their own volition, to have a couple of quiet hours in the afternoon to rest and read? Then we’d definitely suggest making that a key, DIY element of their room in order to encourage its continuation! We love the way Thrifty and Chic created this stunning, whimsical looking reading nook in our corner that’s very cozy indeed.
10. Sparkly light switch and outlet covers
Sometimes when we’re crafting decor for a particular space, we get distracted by the really big project ideas and we forget that sometimes it’s the small details that really transform a room and tie it together. That’s why we’ve actually followed this glittery outlet and light switch cover tutorial from Faithfully Free several times in real life!
11. Princess curtains for closet doors
Did you really love how neat and whimsical the use of chiffon curtains for a reading nook looked in the idea we showed you above but you either don’t have room for the nook, don’t think the nook will get used, or want to repeat that lovely look more throughout the room? In any case, here’s another idea along those lines for your consideration! Get the full details for making it happen on PeaHen Pad.
12. Pink ombre painted dresser
What if the fact that paint is quite lasting and permanent is precisely what you want to use it, but it’s not the walls you’ve got in mind for transformation? Well, if you love the ongoing ombre trend in decor and fashion just as much as we do, if not more, here’s a fantastic way to transform your child’s dresser drawers in her favourite colour! Project Nursery shows you how they did in in lovely, girly shades of pink.
13. Painted and mounted crate shelves with patterned fabric backs
Did you love the idea of making shells with brightly patterned backs but your children are a little bit older and starting to need larger storage options for their things? Then maybe you’d have more success making this wall mounted crate shelf version outlined step by step on Joann! We love the way they organized these ones above a homework desk like a whole work station.
14. Multi-coloured picture frame collage
Have you finished most of the room’s transformation but you have one blank wall that you’d like to dedicate to something quite special and personalized? Well, particularly if the rest of the space is brightly coloured, then we think you might really enjoy the way Project Nursery made a lovely wall collage from differently coloured, shaped, and sized photo frames! Fill them with pictures of your daughter and her friends, family, and pets or maybe even with photos of her heroes.
15. DIY light up headboard
Are you still thinking about how mnuch you love the idea of making something very whimsical and fairytale like, with bonus points if it can be used as a night light or at least a softer lighting option during quiet time before bed? In that case, we think you simply must take a look at the way Nastasza created this stunning light up headboard alternative from string lights and white chiffon curtains!
Have you made other lovely homemade things that looked great in your daughter’s bedroom and that were a huge hit but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you created and how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!