These Yellow Bedroom Ideas Are Guaranteed to Brighten Your Little One's Day

yellow kids room with cane headboard and yellow locker nightstand
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Yellow is easily one of the most versatile colors in the book when it comes to interior design. Not only does it work perfectly in a bedroom for any age or gender, but it works in a myriad of styles, making it easy to grow with your little ones over time. While you can always go the route of painting all four bedroom walls in the vibrant hue (we support a bold choice!), there are plenty more ways to incorporate this fun shade into your space, whether you're a short-term renter or ready to take on a massive renovation.

Ahead, we're sharing seven yellow kids' bedroom ideas, sure to inspire a sunny makeover for your little loves.

1. Paint color blocked walls.

yellow kids bedroom idea with color blocking on walls and toddler bed
credit: Cup of Jo

Punchy color blocked walls make an impact without overwhelming in this yellow kid's bedroom from Chloe Fleury, as featured on A Cup of Jo. Recreate this look with light woods and textiles and accessories in pink and blue for extra color and cheer.

2. Create a focal point with citrus wallpaper.

A citrus-themed wallpaper creates an eternal summer in this cheerful space. Add plenty of neutrals in furniture and window treatments to balance the patterned walls. Complete the yellow kid's bedroom idea with maize-colored bedding and a vibrant window seat cover that feels sophisticated enough to grow with your little one over time.

3. Bring in yellow with cheerful bedding.

Start with neutral white walls — like Bethany from This Little Estate did in her little girl's bedroom makeover — before adding personality with a floral accent wall and playful yellow bedding. Finish this kid's bedroom idea with a chandelier above the bed, the perfect finishing touch.

4. Make a statement with a yellow door.

If you're jonesing to bring some yellow into your kids' space but aren't up to painting an entire room, try adding a pop of color by painting the back of the door, like Leoma Harper from Style the Clutter. Gray accents and a light blue-green wall mural play perfectly against the punchy, bold hue.

Get the look: Farrow & Ball Babouche

5. Feature painted beds for a playful touch.

yellow kids bedroom idea with matching yellow beds and green area rug
credit: Lay Baby Lay

Joni from Lay Baby Lay paired traditional twin beds in a sunny yellow shade to create a timeless and cheerful kids' bedroom idea. Snag this look with an emerald green rug, framed drawings above each bed, and a floral-inspired chandelier for whimsy.

6. Surround a yellow accent with neutrals.

yellow kids bedroom idea with white bed and pendant hanging from ceiling
credit: Lay Baby Lay

Even a hint of yellow can make a big impact when surrounded by a sea of neutrals. This room by Joni of Lay Baby Lay gives off a cheerful, rustic vibe thanks to copper pendant lighting, vintage pennant wall-hangings, and a DIY cross pillow.

7. Combine form and function with bold accent furniture.

yellow kids room with cane headboard and yellow locker nightstand
credit: Mustard

Furniture doubles as decor when bathed in a sunny yellow hue, as seen in this kid's bedroom idea. You can bring the same look into your own home with pale pink bedding and clean white walls for a Scandinavian touch.


Caitlin Brown

Caitlin Brown

Caitlin is the former social media manager and staff writer of TheEverygirl.com in Chicago, now working as a freelance writer from her laptop in New Zealand. She loves soulful, collected interior design that feels like a warm hug, English Breakfast tea, and trips to the theatre.