These decorating ideas for a kid's room will bring his or her imagination to life. Inexpensive and inventive, these ideas allow children to be the masters of their room's fate.
These portly pumpkin pillows are a delight to the eye and to little bottoms. Our pillows are made of plush, cushiony fleece, but any sturdy fabric can be used.
A felt board can be both a pretty addition to a child's room and an educational tool. Using felt for both the face of the board and the shapes that adhere to it, you can create an alphabet (use stencils or cookie cutters to trace out shapes) or make simple games like tic-tac-toe.
Young crafters will always make workrooms of their bedrooms, and of the rest of the house as well, for that matter. With a little imagination and work, you can make a bedroom for your child that strikes the right balance between creativity and chaos; one that lets a child's imagination take wing.
Magnetic bulletin boards are handy, but the color options are limited. Make your own and you can match the powder blue of a child's room.
First, paint a prestretched artist's canvas. When it's dry, turn it over. Coat a piece of cut-to-fit sheet metal with spray adhesive, and attach it to the back of the canvas. Place a same-size piece of foam board on top of the metal. Then screw mirror clips (one on each side) into the frame and a sawtooth hanger on the back, toward the top. Glue ribbon around the edges for a finished look.
If you don't have a spare room, just dedicate a corner to creativity. This compact cupboard keeps all your supplies in one spot, so you won't have to search for paper or paint when a crafty mood strikes. Start with a plain bookcase, then install a curtain to keep everything under wraps. We mounted a shelf high on the wall for extra storage and display space and added a strip of cork just underneath for mounting artwork.
This month your kid is into dinosaurs; next month, trains or outer space may be his obsession. How can you decorate a room to reflect his growing curiosity without completely changing the decor? The answer is bulletin boards. A bulletin-board picture rail hung in a child's room or play area lets you proudly show off kids' artwork while keeping tape and thumbtacks off the walls.
If your children are budding artists, they probably enjoy pursuing projects independently. Encourage your children's creative aspirations by providing them with small, portable worktables of their own. Equip the tables with conveniently mounted rolls of paper, and no matter where they are, your kids can portray their surroundings.
Create a whimsical space for storing dress-up clothes. Here, enormous jungle foliage (in the form of patterned wallpaper) sprouts behind a closet door. A rail is fitted with wooden pegs topped with hollowed-out rubber balls, and a rod is available for hanging magic capes and raincoats.
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