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Kid's bedroom decorating inspiration gallery

Below are a collection of kids bedrooms projects completed by keen DIY'ers.

Click on a picture to find out more about the project or search the Gallery using the search function. If you’d like to submit your project into this decorating inspiration gallery we’d love to hear from you. Simply email information about your project and your images to update@resene.co.nz. Every project featured will receive a small gift from Resene.

 
Getting creative with paint
No stripes in this bedroom

Son Christian turned 13 and it was time for him to move out of his childhood bedroom... more
A room for Lincoln
A room for Lincoln

Angela wanted his room to be special as he spends quite a bit of time indoors and deserves a cool space... more
A canvas of colour
Study space

Creating a bedroom that had instant warmth, plenty of storage, a study space, a sleeping space... more
All in the greys
All in the greys

Running with the grey theme into Madison’s nursery, it still needed to have a ‘girly’ feel... more
Getting creative with paint
Getting creative with paint

In contrast to the monochrome colour scheme upstairs the nursery was decorated in bright... more
A treat of triangles
A treat of triangles

A beautiful, soothing space... well-designed, non-‘cutesy’... more

A door-able in colour

They injected colour into the bedrooms and entranceway by painting each of the bedroom doors... more
Ask an expert
Ask an expert

Debbie and Pete opted to paint the walls with neutral shades... more
Rent renovate repaint
Rent renovate repaint

Their daughter’s room has been painted in Resene Pot Pourri... more
Perfect first abode
Perfect first abode

This little room was slowly transformed into a Scandinavian nursery... more
Splash out with leopard spots
Splash out with leopard spots

Splash out and go bold with colours and patterns... more
A helping hand with colour
A helping hand with colour

Expert colour advice, has helped them to make their colour choices... more
Don't be afraid of colour
Don't be afraid of colour

Rooms are splashed with colour... more

Magnetic attraction

Using Resene Magnetic Magic paint has been a great success... more
Beach house in the city
Beach house in the city

Both wanted very pink bedrooms, including a sparkly pink wall... more
Colouring a big boys room
Colouring a big boys room

A do-over that would last him through his teens as well... more

Homely and bright colour

A neutral base on most walls with added colour on feature walls... more

Cheerful girls room

Resene Jet Stream, Resene Alabaster and a chest of drawers in... more

Wall mural

A mural of mountains with golden snow-caps... more
In love with pink and purple
In love with pink and purple

Jasmine is delighted with her new, lovely and colourful, room... more
A canvas of colour
A canvas of colour

Resene French Grey to sits quietly with orange and yellow accessories... more

Beach room

He loves his bedroom and spends hours playing in there... more

Star Wars room

Zoe painted the Star Wars inspired room with Resene Cinder... more

Dr Seuss room

Zoe fell in love with the Dr Seuss landscapes and trees... more

One for the girls

Resene Blanched Pink... beautifully soothing for a bedroom... more
Blue moon meets blackboard and bedroom
Blue moon meets blackboard...

Tessa was inspired by Scandinavian design while putting this room together... more
All in the greys
All in the greys

Running with the grey theme into Madison’s nursery, it still needed to have a ‘girly’ feel... more
A hand made room with love
A hand made room with love

Adding more interest, colour and warmth to the room... more
Don’t be afraid to go dark
Don’t be afraid to go dark

The design has made the room seem larger and brighter... more
Getting creative with paint
Getting creative with paint

She had decided on the theme (adventurer) early on... more
Colour brings character
Colour brings character

A soft palette that had a relaxed vintage feel... more

Made over with mountains...

Blues, starting with a light colour and graduating to dark, with a night... more

A princess castle mural

As an extra feature they also painted a princess castle onto her wall... more
A canvas of colour
A canvas of colour

Beautiful, vibrant and in vogue colours that kids love... more
Resene Half Thorndon Cream
Cottage kid's room

Light and simple interiors with Resene Half Thorndon Cream... more
Vibrant Resene colours
Rainbow girl's room

Vibrant Resene colours make this rainbow striped room zing... more
Resene Bedazzle, Resene Ballerina, Resene Dancing Girl
Be bedazzled

Resene Bedazzle, Resene Ballerina, Resene Dancing Girl... more
Resene Wham, Resene Splish Splash, Resene Havoc and Resene Fizz
Creative with colour

Resene Wham, Resene Splish Splash, Resene Havoc and Resene Fizz... more
Resene Splish Splash, Resene Havoc and Resene Fizz
Bedroom message

Resene Hyperactive wardrobe door brightens a boy's room... more
Resene Comfort Zone feature wall
Blue feature wall

Resene Comfort Zone features on the nursery wall... more
Resene Fringy Flower walls
Woodland nursery

Resene Fringy Flower walls and woodland decals... more
Resene Periglacial Blue with a painted tree mural
Tree mural

Resene Periglacial Blue with a painted tree mural in their son's room... more
Resene Spring Wood walls and Resene Alabaster trims
Mixed and matched

Resene Spring Wood and Resene Alabaster... more
Resene Pelorous
Magnetic magic

Resene Pelorous and Resene Half Tea walls... more
Resene Flash Point
Colour blocking

Resene Sakura and a colour blocked wall... more
Resene Hyperactive
Free rein to choose

He chose Resene Hyperactive as a feature wall... more
Son's room - Resene Sour Dough, Resene Parchment, Resene Double Pearl Lusta
Total makeover

Walls are painted in Resene Sour Dough and Resene Parchment... more
Total makeoverResene Sour Dough, Resene Parchment, Resene Double Pearl Lusta
Neutrals in boy's room

Resene Sour Dough, Resene Parchment, Resene Double Pearl Lusta... more
Bright and happy pink room
Bright and happy

Resene Boutique and Resene Ginn Fizz striped walls... more
Resene Scooter
Resene Scooter

She requested a blue room and Resene Scooter was selected... more
Resene Caper
Forest bedroom

He asked for a forest room and Resene Casper walls and wallpaper... more
Resene Eighth Canterbury on the walls joining the Resene Cararra
Boys' rooms

Resene Eighth Canterbury on the walls joining the Resene Cararra... more
Resene Cararra walls a Resene Tusk ceiling and Resene Impromptu on the bookcase
Girl's bedroom

Resene Cararra walls, a Resene Tusk ceiling and Resene Impromptu... more
Resene Deep Blush buzzes in this chevron wall
Pink chevron wall

She used Resene Deep Blush to create this chevron wall pattern... more
Resene Pelorous  feature wall
Blue and white delight
Creating a whole new blue and white themed room for herself... more
Resene Swans Down in a lace pattern
Stylish bedroom
The floor is painted in Resene Swans Down in a lace pattern... more
Resene Pattens Blue floor in a modern herringbone pattern
Floor art
Resene Pattens Blue floor in a modern herringbone pattern... more
A cricket duvet cover and some cricket accessories and the room is complete
Cricket mad!

Resene Baltic Sea and Resene Azure with black wall decals of cricketer’s silhouettes... more
The walls are Resene Half Beryl Green from the Karen Walker range
She loves colour

Resene Half Beryl Green with colourful painted triangles... more
Resene Wonderland
Artistic triangles

Triangles were painted onto the wall to match her duvet... more
Hand painted art work features in this bedroom
Art work
Hand painted art work features in this bedroom... more
Wall art
Bedroom feature
Another Art work decorates the bedroom wall ... more
Resene Pohutukawa teamed with Resene Quarter Milk White stripes
Owls at home

Resene Pohutukawa teamed with Resene Quarter Milk White stripes... more
Resene Hawkes Blue and Resene Alabaster
Updated bedroom

Resene Hawkes Blue and Resene Alabaster team up in his room... more

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Decorating ideas from Your Home & Garden magazine

Kids' room styling special
Kids' room styling special

A graphic wall statement and dynamic colour palette create a fun... more
Prickly but precious
Prickly but precious

A cactus inspired theme - we have let the paint effects be the hero of this scheme... more

Vintage-inspired bedroom

Surf's up in this vintage-inspired bedroom that shows you can work wonders... more

Blackboard paint

Blackboard paint offers a versatile base for a fun bedroom ... more
Contemporary wall feature
Bold wall feature

This bold, contemporary wall feature allows your teenager to give their space... more
Hang Loose - a teen boy's bedroom
Hang loose

Create a beach vibe that’ll last all year round... more
Room makeover series - young Fred
Room makeover series

Young Fred is our final winner and couldn't be happier... more
Jungle-themed bedroom
Jungle themed bedroom

Bring the outside in and embrace the wild in this adventurous... more

Painted headboards

Combine dusky pink and elephant grey to gorgeous effect... more

Shared room

Give a shared room individual style with cool and contemporary... more
An attractive teenage study and workspace
Teenage study space

Studying will become top of the agenda with a colourful workspacer... more
Batman themed boys room
Batman themed room

Children love a favourite character as the theme for their room... more
A room with a colur scheme to grow in
Girl's room

A gorgeous scheme for a girl’s room with plenty of scope for growth... more
Teenage boy's moody decor
Teenage boy's room

A dark and moody industrial-style space is perfectly suited... more
Monochrome is so hot right now for children's rooms
Monochrome

Monochrome is so hot right now for children's rooms and nurseries... more
Ideas for decorating a child's playroom
Kid's corner

Cover all the bases in a playroom with an art area, a fun hangout and... more
Bright colours for a child's room
Bright spot kid's room

A decorating idea from Your Home & Garden magazine... more

Decorating ideas from OHbaby! magazine

Magnetic Alphabet
Now I know my ABC's

A magnetic alphabet to complement your decor spells out fun... more
Changing stations
Change it up

A well-designed changing station makes light work of nappy changes... more
How to make an utdoor kitchen for kids
What's cooking?

Upcycled pallets are the key ingredient for this outdoor kitchen... more
Paint the house
Paint the house

A doll's house is a great
place to try out colour
schemes... more
A garage storage solution
All on board

A storage solution to suit your family (and their stuff!)... more
This desk and stool gives little ones their very own space to sit and create
Working a desk job

Little ones love their very own space to sit and create... more
Cool storage barrels for kids toys
Barrels of fun

Old buckets become cool storage for toys... more
Toys are easily refreshed with some new paint
Good as new

Old toys and furniture are easily refreshed... more
Make this reading nook from an old pallet
The crate escape

An upcycled pallet becomes a cosy reading nook... more
Create this family tree using photos
Putting down roots

Display your family tree on the wall with photos... more
Drawers for toys
Bonus drawers

A must in any kid's room is a place for toys… more
Old cable reel a new life as a charming rocking horse
Rock 'n reel

Make a rocking horse from an old cable reel... more
A vintage printers’ tray makes a great display centre  for precious little collections
A place for everything

A printers' tray makes a great display centre… more
New use for a French door
When one door closes...

An old wooden French door finds a new life... more
Create a stylish head board
Create a head board

A simple head board complements any colour scheme... more
Roll the play from inside to outside
with this ever-changing play table
All hands on deck

Under-bed drawers are a movable toy box... more
Finally the beautiful stainless steel legs were revealed
Creative station

It's easy as pie to upcycle an old photo frame... more
Be inspired from colours you have around you
Inspiration point

Use known tones for a new exciting colour scheme… more
Paint drawers with a funky design
Paint by numbers

Apply a clever paint scheme using Resene colours... more
A bookcase that's as pretty as a dolls house
Upstairs downstairs

A fresh bookcase that's as pretty as a dolls house... more
Give them a personalised makeover
Just hanging

Give everyday items a personalised makeover... more
Painting a desk
Modern designs

Transform a second-hand desk with colour... more
Room to grow
Room to grow

Decorating a bedroom in anticipation... more
Light and pretty colours of a spring morning
Spring fling

The light, pretty colours of a spring morning reflected... more
Gender neutral
Gender neutral

Create a shared bedroom using colour… more
A pink bedroom need not be filled with ruffles and lace
Pretty in pink

Resene and Gorgi create a girl’s room that’s calming… more
A well thought out space will foster imagination and offer your child a sense of invention and discovery
Child's play

Decorating a playroom can be a load of fun... more
Newly acquired ‘vintage finds’ will both complement existing modern furniture purchases
A fine vintage

'Vintage' finds complement modern furniture... more
Neutral tones in greys and blues can be creative for your little individual
Old world

Mix old styles with neutral tones... more
Where the wild things are
- creating an African safari experience.
Where wild things are

Creating an African safari experience... more
Eco friendly room
The green room

Creating a green room is also about wall finishes… more
Vibrant colours will give your child his or her dream room
Colour my room

Give your child his or her dream room… more
Baby blue room with Resene Periglacial Blue
Baby blue
Resene Periglacial Blue is a great base wall colour... more
Sugar and spice
Sugar & spice

Changing from a nursery into a toddler-friendly... more

Decorating ideas from Little Treasures magazine

Moving mountains
Moving mountains

Mobiles and baby gyms offer movement and texture that fascinate babies... more
Peg Board Organiser
Silver lining

This clever peg board organiser is a top-notch solution... more

Dreamland

Creating a beautiful space for your baby is a great way... more
Coordinating chaos - kids organiser
Coordinating chaos

Create your family’s own organising corner... more
Market Stall
Market stall

Trash to treasure - make this cute stall... more
Add a sense of style to your baby's nursery
Birds of a feather

Add a sense of personal style to your baby’s nursery... more
Pack-away doll’s house
Home sweet home

This pack-away doll’s house is simple to make... more
Activity table for young artists
Paint and paper

This activity table is the perfect solution for young artists... more
Transform an old chest of drawers
Paint box

Transform an old chest of drawers... more
A simple to make little ice cream stand
Sweet treat

This little ice cream stand is simple to make... more
Street map
On the road

City street map for driving all over town... more
Geometric colourful blocks
Block busters

Colourful wooden blocks in geometric shapes... more
Brighten bedroom with crafts
Bright ideas

These ideas add to your child’s bedroom... more
Craft ideas in this bedroom
Cute corner

Pretty bedroom touches with craft ideas... more
Pretty bedroom
Room to grow

A room that was playful and met her needs... more
Boys' bedroom
The KAPOW factor

Bright and adventurous for her two her sons… more
When two brothers begin sharing a room,their mother decides it’s time for an exciting burst of creativity
Blue for boys

Having great ideas and following through... more
A giant, colourful feline is just one of the room's decorations
The cat got the cream

A stylish bedroom created for his daughter... more
Stylish girl's bedroom
Branching out

A bed in a tree and a cool retro-dairy mural... more
Stripping wallpaper from the 70s
First things first

Stripping wallpaper is an exhausting process... more
Rockets and robots is the theme
Beam me up baby

Rockets and robots as for their baby... more
Creating a special place for her daughter with stripes
Stripe me pastel

Pastel stripes that many
people might... more
Her children can enjoy the serene and quirky space she’s created for them
Labour of love

She's created a serene and quirky space... more
When Tinkerbell and Peter Pan share a bedroom
Finding Neverland

When Tinkerbell and Peter Pan… more
As long as it’s got wheels and an engine there’s a place for it in this Havelock North home
Planes and automobiles

Everyone's mad about motors... more
Paint techniques to create unique decorating ideas
Pretty as a picture
Paint techniques that might faze others... more
Dinosaurs and loads of exploring to do in the boys' new room
Walking with dinosaurs

You might just bump into a T-Rex... more
A pretty bedroom design, filled with rounded shapes and pleasing curves
I love you a circle

A pretty bedroom design... more
Inspired by the plant and animal life on their rural property
Natural wonder

Inspired by the plant and animal life... more
Tips and tricks when decorating
Tips and tricks

Hints for a room makeover... more
A nursery
A room for baby

Three gorgeous nurseries… more
Imaginative makeovers
Dream rooms

Parents' bedroom makeovers…more
When there’s a baby on the way, it’s time to nest
Place to come home to

Nursery makeover ideas… more
bedroom makeover
Magic places

Makeovers designed by parents… more
4 designs for childrens' rooms
Dreamtime

Three children’s bedroom makeovers… more

Childrens decorating ideas

Create your own colour
Create your own colour

Once you have created your own colour... more
KidzColour
KidzColour

The KidzColour chart features bright and bold hues... more
Resene complementary colour suggestions for the Patersonrose linen range
Patersonrose linen colour co-ordinates

Resene complementary colour suggestions... more

Project ideas and inspiration from selected magazines

Little Treasures magazine trash to treasures
Little Treasures trash

Projects for you to try... more
Room decorating and art ideas from Littlies magazine
Littlies magazine

Room decorating and art ideas... more
Habitat step-by-step
Parenting magazine

Decorating and art ideas from Parenting magazine... more

Project ideas and activities

Activity sheets
Activity sheets
Wordfind, maze, spot the difference, colouring in... more
Colouring in sheets
Colouring in pages
Pick your favourite Resene testpot character... more
Ground games
Ground games
Get children motivated to play... more
Kids art projects
Kids art projects
Splash some colour and creativeness... more
Kid's garden projects
Kid's garden projects
How to garden project ideas... more
Create a mural
Create a mural
Get inspired to create your own... more
Stencils
Stencils
Use stencils to redecorate your room... more
Create your own entertainment
Toys and games
Create your own entertainment... more
 
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