Decorating a child’s bedroom is always a fun activity, with the ability to experiment with colour and design to create a space your little one will love. Sometimes though, things can get a bit pricey when shopping for bedroom furniture and decorations, never mind missing out on a more personal touch. Save some cash and make your child’s room extra special with these five easy DIY ideas.
Make your own bed canopy
Perfect for princess inspired bedrooms, canopies look great draped over your child’s bed. The good news is, you don’t need to spend a fortune achieving this look, as there are some great tutorials on how to create a perfect canopy yourself. The great thing about doing this yourself if that you can customise the canopy with whatever fabric colour or pattern your child loves most, making it more personal to them.
Upcycle old items
Old household items can come in handy when it comes to decorating the home, and your child’s bedroom in particular is a great place to get as creative as possible. Replace regular shelves with items like old skateboards or wooden containers mounted to the walls, or recycle old wooden crates by turning them into storage boxes or stools. If your old bits and bobs are looking a bit shabby, consider sanding wooden items down to get rid of rough edges, and paint them in your shade of choice.
Create a reading den
Reading den’s are a perfect addition to every child’s room, giving them a cosy dedicated space to relax and get lost in their favourite story. If you’re feeling extra hands on, give this DIY enchanted tree reading nook a go for some huge parent points! For those of us who have neither the time or skill for such a detailed creation, however, there’s a super easy way to create a great reading den for your child. Buy a midsleeper cabin bed with some space underneath, and add some soft cushions, blankets and a small book shelf. You can then attach some curtains or sheets of fabric to the outside of the bed frame and your child will have their very own cosy hideaway.
Create a picture wall
If your child loves to get arty, this leaves you with a great opportunity for some simple DIY experimentation. Gather some of their favourite pieces of artwork and peg these to a line of yarn and drape across a wall in the room for a quick and quirky mini gallery display.
Use some wall stencils
Unless you’re confident enough to paint a wall mural yourself, wall stencils are a brilliant option for adding some fun to a space. You can find wall stencils in a range of designs and styles, meaning you’re sure to find something your child will love. Just place these on either one feature wall or every wall in the room for a bolder look, grab your paint colour of choice and update the space in an instant!
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