If a question like “What’s your favorite color?” gets a lot of hemming and hawing around your house, there’s only one cure… rainbow! Thankfully, when it comes to room decor for kids, rainbow is in again (’80s anyone?) — no need to play favorites or make a heart-wrenching decision between yellow and orange any longer. Every color, from red to violet, gets equal time to shine in a rainbow-themed bedroom and, parents will love how easy it is to build these colorful bedrooms for their kids. After all, when you’re using rainbow as your base-color, everything you choose matches!

Colorful and Cozy

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Who knew that rainbows were so darn soft? Big enough to use on top of their bed for an extra layer or on the couch for movie night, the Rainbow Throw Blanket ($69, Land of Nod) is also a nice way to introduce a hint of rainbow without going ROYGBIV crazy.

Like No Rainbow We’ve Ever Seen

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Well, if rainbows were shaped like the ones on these fun curtains, it certainly would make things a bit, well, bumpy, for those sneaky little leprechauns who are trying to slide down to their pot of gold! The MiGi Rainbow Window Panel curtains ($45, Target) are just the tip of the rainbow — there is an entire colorful collection that includes sheets, crib sheets, crib bumpers and more.

Walkin’ on a Rainbow

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A twist on rainbow decor that will last her long into her teenage years (she might even want to steal this to take to her dorm room someday!), the Rainbow Rag Rug ($24, Urban Outfitters) is a powerful punch of rainbow to add some color to the hardwood floors that she calls, “BORING!” Psst. Some of the customer reviews on this rug say that it bleeds onto carpet — keep it on hard surface floors to save yourself from a weekend with the carpet cleaner.

Going Literal

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She said she wanted a rainbow in her room… and she wasn’t talking about adding some rainbow colors here and there! Make her colorful dreams come true with this Rainbow Wall Decal ($65, AccentWallCustoms via Etsy), which is completely customizable. If you’ve ever had wall decals that are constantly doing the “slow peel” down your walls over time, these will pleasantly surprise you — they are actually made of fabric for a truly custom look and feel.

Our Heart is All Aflutter

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Perfect for a room that wants rainbow colors, but without the actual rainbows, this Hanging Rainbow Hearts Felt Garland ($22 per strand, TheRainbowRoom via Etsy) can be customized with specific rainbow colors (extra red, perhaps?) and the hearts can be in any order your rainbow decorator requests. We love the pretty gold thread that connects the hearts into a garland — no better way to make them sparkle in the sunshine!

Sleeping on a Rainbow 
rainbow bedIf your kiddo’s bed is looking kinda drab and isn’t paintable, we’ve got a rainbow connection for you! We found a clever DIY project from Christina Libertini via IKEA Hackers. She used 1 inch duct tape in 7 rainbow colors to cover their son’s bed frame–with fabulous results. Talk about designing on a dime!

I Only Have Eyes for You

rainbow owl For a quirky take on the traditional rainbow pillow we turn again to Etsy. This Rainbow Owl Pillow ($25, 5 Orange Potatoes via Etsy) also doubles as a stuffed animal with lots of personality. Sewn by the shop owner Lisa out of vintage fabric, it’s totally eco-friendly and ready for snuggling action.

Anywhere Rainbows

rainbow ceilingHere’s a super easy and affordable way to rainbow up your room, inspired by  Trade Wind Tiaras. All you need are crepe paper streamers in every spectrum color and tape or thumbtacks. Attach rainbows to ceilings, walls, windows, or split the room in two with a rainbow boundary. And if you’re feeling super crafty and have an unused hula hoop, you can even make a rainbow bed canopy. The possibilities are endless!


Feeling moody?
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How do you cover your walls in rainbow colors without picking up a hammer or a paint brush? With a painted light bulb of course! This Rainbow Light Bulb ($25, Mood Lights via Etsy) is one of a kind and cheaper than a can of paint. Hand painted by the shop owner, Felicia Renaud, it’s guaranteed to never melt, burn or fade. Pair it with a plain lampshade or leave uncovered for an explosion of color.

Basket Case
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Need a storage item that’s functional and pretty as a rainbow? This Rainbow Coiled Basket ($45, Prairie Threads via Etsy) is one of the many fabulous fiber pieces made by Laura, Canadian crafter and shop owner. Coiled and stitched out of leftover fabric, this storage solution is eco-friendly and durable. Fill it up with toys or wear it as a hat–we know you were thinking of it too!

Chasing Rainbows
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Used by belly dancers for their fluid movements and beautiful colors, silk veils also add instant whimsy to any space. This 3-yard Rainbow Veil ($25, Silk Bamboo via Etsy) is super versatile and creates a burst of spectrum colors. Hang it on the window for a stained glass effect or across the ceiling for a quick canopy. Or just let the kiddos run around, dance, and play with it for a moving art piece.

Do you have a kiddo at home who loves every color from ROY to GBIV? Tell us your secrets to keeping their colorful room from looking like a rainbow exploded. Can rainbows explode? Hmm.

–Katie Kavulla