As a parent, you want your children’s rooms to be as lively as they are. But you don’t always have the means necessary to make your vision a reality.
However, if you want to cut on redecoration costs, going DIY is always a solution. But where do you start? And how much will it really cost? If you don’t know where to start, here are a few useful tips.
Children love to draw, and given half the chance, they’ll draw on anything they can lay their little hands on. So why don’t you put their artwork to good use, and decorate their rooms with it for a change? To start, buy art frames, choose the best or funniest drawings, and then frame the drawings. Or, go to a local printing shop, and print the artwork on canvas to create true works of art.
Apart from drawing, children also scribble on any nearby surface, especially on walls. Instead of always cleaning the scribbles, make the most of them by painting part of the children’s rooms in chalkboard paint. This way, you can let your kids scribble or draw to their heart’s content. Besides being a lot of fun, writing with chalk develops their motor and visual skills as well as their imagination.
What do you do with old T-shirts that your child has outgrown or no longer wants to wear? You have two choices: get rid of them like most parents do, or – with a little creativity – create art out of them. Let the kids select what were once their favorite T-shirts, and then use them to create a collage for a headboard or wall. And while you’re at it, you can make a few throw pillows out of them too.
There’s art to be made out of skateboards as well, especially if your children love skateboarding. The boards can make for beautiful art since they come in many bright colors and patterns. Also, your children will have likely customized theirs with graffiti or stickers. As a result, a row of colorful, well-placed skateboards on the wall can enhance any child’s room. And for an extra touch, create a custom clock out of one or more boards.
Stickers always add a fun dimension to any space that children use. But instead of buying stickers, why not create your own? There are tons of great vinyl sticker machines on the market that will allow you to create colorful custom stickers. All you have to do is plug it into your laptop, design your stickers and let the machine do the rest.
A reading nook will create a functional cozy spot in your child’s room. And when done right, the nook could even make reading fun for your kids. Once you decide on a corner, line it with books, stuffed animals, and fluffy cushions. And if possible, build a small shelter, such as teepee or tent, where your kids can enjoy their books in tranquility.
Transforming a child’s room into a fun place is an easy thing to do. Simply be creative, use what you have available, and make the most out of your DIY skills.