Western Decorating Ideas for a Kid's Cowboy Bedroom
DIY Decorating Ideas for a Kid's Cowboy Bedroom
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
Spray-On Adhesive Glue
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 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
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
Cowboy Scrapbook Stickers
The stickers used in our project.
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
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
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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.