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Western Decorating Ideas for a Kid's Cowboy Bedroom

Updated on July 10, 2012

DIY Decorating Ideas for a Kid's Cowboy Bedroom

Fun western decorating ideas for a cowboy bedroom.
Fun western decorating ideas for a cowboy bedroom. | Source

How to Decorate a Kid's Cowboy Themed Bedroom

For years, my little boy has galloped around the house on his pretend horse wearing his cowboy hat and boots with his sheriff badge proudly displayed on his shirt. So when it came time to give my son more of a big boy room, I wanted to give him the ultimate western inspired bedroom.

Not able to spend a lot of money on redecorating my son's bedroom, my mother came to my rescue with the below do it yourself western décor projects. If your child enjoys the Old West as much as my son does, read further to find out how we made personalized rope art, western canvas art, a cowboy lampshade, and western inspired picture frames.

DIY Personalized Rope Art

My son's name made out of rope.
My son's name made out of rope. | Source

Personalized Rope Art

A fun and unique way to personalize your little cowboy's room is by creating his or her name out of rope. My mother made my son's name by carefully shaping a strand of rope and applying a spray-on type of adhesive glue. She also hand-painted wooden stars that can be found at any local craft store and glued these on for added western decoration.

Although creating the name and attaching the painted stars are both super easy to do, be prepared that this project takes about 2-3 days for the spray-on glue to completely dry. Make sure to apply the glue in a well ventilated space and lay out a protective sheet under the rope to protect your floor or table if you are completing this project indoors. After the glue dries, the rope art will still be a little flimsy when you lift it up so you will need several push pins to secure it into the wall. If you prefer a sturdier piece of art, try shaping and attaching pieces of wire to the back of the rope.

DIY Western Canvas Art

Western art made on a canvas with hand-painted stars and wooden letters.
Western art made on a canvas with hand-painted stars and wooden letters. | Source

Western Canvas Art

Since my son thinks he is the sheriff of our house, this piece of western canvas art is perfect for his bedroom. For this project you will need:

  • White canvas board (14 x 11)
  • Acrylic paint and paintbrushes
  • Small wooden stars
  • Small wooden letters
  • Glue

You will first need to paint the wooden stars and letters your desired colors and set them aside to dry. As you are waiting, hand-paint or use stencils to create the large star with your child's name in the middle. After everything is completely dry, attach the wooden stars and letters to the canvas with glue. This piece of western canvas art is extremely light so you will only need a small push pin to secure it to the wall.

DIY Cowboy Lampshade

Easy lampshade made with cowboy themed scrapbook stickers.
Easy lampshade made with cowboy themed scrapbook stickers. | Source

Cowboy Scrapbook Stickers

Cowboy Lampshade

Another fun western décor project for your kid's bedroom is creating your own cowboy inspired lampshade. This project is so easy that it only takes around 15 minutes to complete. Here is a list of needed items to complete this project:

  • White lampshade
  • Cowboy themed scrapbook stickers
  • Blue yarn
  • Hot glue gun

For this project, we found 3-D cowboy themed scrapbook stickers and attached these all around the white lampshade. At the top of the shade, we used a hot glue gun to attach a piece of blue yarn tied in a bow for added decoration. Once the glue completely dries, secure the shade to the lamp base and voila - a fun western inspired lamp for your kids to enjoy!

DIY Western Picture Frames

Easy do it yourself western picture frames.
Easy do it yourself western picture frames. | Source

Western Picture Frames

Instead of spending an arm and a leg on new picture frames, update your old ones or buy some cheap dollar frames that you can turn into fun western inspired picture frames for your child's room. We updated some old frames with just a little black paint and glued on wooden letters spelling out my son's name. We also added red and silver stars for added western decoration. Once finished, insert some fun pictures of your kids pretending to be cowboys and display on his or her dresser or secure to the wall.

More Fun and Easy Western Décor for a Kid's Bedroom

Cowboy hats
Cowboy boots
Sheriff badges
Horse figures
Gun holsters
Cowboy figures
Wagon wheels

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Decorating a Western Themed Bedroom

To finish out my son's cowboy bedroom, we found several western inspired pieces on clearance at outlet stores such as Burke's and TJ Maxx. His room now has several cowboy pictures, a horseshoe hat rack, a gun holster ceramic piece hanging on the wall, and even a cowboy boot bank. He also has received a couple of cowboy play sets as gifts that we have displayed on his dresser by his western picture frames.

As you can see, you don't have to spend a lot of money redecorating your child's bedroom into a scene out of the Old West. To decorate my son's room, I spent less than $100 on all these projects and half of that money went to a new full size denim bedspread. My only piece of advice is make sure that cowboys will be a theme that your child will be into for awhile. Even though my son adores his western room, I did have to laugh three months later when he told me he couldn't wait to redecorate his bedroom into one with a ninja theme!

I hope you have found some fun and easy western decorating ideas for your kid's cowboy bedroom. If you have any questions or comments about any of the above do it yourself projects, feel free to leave these in the comment section below.


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    • alissaroberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Alissa Roberts 

      6 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Haha! Yeah I bet it's safe to say your son may be over the cowboy room ;) But thanks so much for passing these ideas along to your friend! Hope they will find them useful! Appreciate you stopping by!

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      How very clever Alissa! I am passing this one to friends who just had a boy; mine is 27 and I doubt he'd appreciate these ideas. :)

    • alissaroberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Alissa Roberts 

      6 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks so much teaches! I was really pleased with how the room turned out. And how cute would it be to have a cowgirl room. Oh maybe one day I can decorate a little girl's room...sigh :) Appreciate you stopping by and commenting!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      As a little girl I wanted to be a cowgirl and having a room with the décor you mention would have been a thrill. Good ideas and all so simple to arrange.

    • alissaroberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Alissa Roberts 

      6 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks so much Teresa! Even though the rope art name took the longest to complete, it is definitely my favorite piece in the room. Appreciate you taking the time to read and comment!

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      Teresa Coppens 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Wonderful Western room ideas. I love the frames and rope art name! Great job Alissa.

    • alissaroberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Alissa Roberts 

      6 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks so much Rose! These projects were a lot of fun to make. Appreciate your visit and sweet comments!

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      Rose Clearfield 

      6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      You have some of the best decorating ideas here, Alissa! I'm sure that your boys enjoy all of their themed room décor.

    • alissaroberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Alissa Roberts 

      6 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks so much Cara! So happy to hear you got some ideas for your son's room! A monster truck room sounds like fun. I hope to see a hub about it cause you never know my son may change to monster trucks at any moment lol :) Appreciate you stopping by!

    • alissaroberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Alissa Roberts 

      6 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks so much RTalloni! Yes I will probably have to change the theme of his room again but definitely not for a few more years ;) Appreciate your visit and for adding your sweet comments!

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      6 years ago from Michigan

      What an awesome bedroom and awesome hub! We are in the middle of redecorating my son's room in a Monster truck theme. Your ideas have given me some for his room, thanks!

    • RTalloni profile image


      6 years ago from the short journey

      Cute, cute ideas! Your poll was difficult for they are all A+ options.

      At least your son made you laugh! :)


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