If your kids are anything like mine, art is a huge part of their life. They thoroughly enjoy anything that has bright colors, shapes, and a lot going on.
But, isn’t all that just part of being a kid in general? Kids are fun – and their rooms should be, too. Somebody once told me that a child’s room is where their creativity blossoms…
It is their safe haven, their own space where they are free to play with their very own toys and let their mind roam. So, when it comes to decorating your house, don’t forget about your child’s room.
It can be a great activity for you and your child, a great way to help them express themselves, and a great way to enhance their creativity and give their growing mind a harbour for all things creative.
When you go to decorate your child’s room or re-decorate, some DIY room décor ideas to consider include:
Stickers are typically small, versatile, and easy to remove. Let your child pick a few stickers of characters or activities they love at the moment and add them to the wall.
Then, when they grow weary of that topic, simply remove the sticker and try another one or move onto another DIY décor idea.
Using old wooden pallets as a shoe rack.
I don’t know about your child, but I think mine has more shoes than I do – and I love shoes. There are just so many and organizing them can be a pain, and unfortunately, not very appealing in the overall scheme of the room décor.
But, grab an old wooden pallet, stand it upright against the wall and add their shoes in the empty spaces. Voila – an appealing shoe rack!
Making an indoor teepee filled with pillows.
An indoor teepee is a great addition to your child’s room. Add a few fluffy pillows and a blanket and you have created the perfect reading corner for your little one.
This gives them a cozy, safe place to hang out and when referred to as “the reading space” also encourages learning.
Adding a birdhouse nightlight lamp.
Have you been looking for a creative way to incorporate your child’s nightlight? Look no further! Just build an adorable little birdhouse to encompass your child’s small lamp or nightlight.
Then, it can be easily hung on the wall or stored on a shelf.
Hanging a colourful chandelier made from their drawings.
Kids love to showcase their artwork, and typically it is quite colourful and interesting. Using some string, you can hang a few pieces of their art from the ceiling creating an artistic chandelier.
Making a rolling bookshelf.
If you aren’t quite on the artsy side, this DIY room décor option is for you. With a drill and four pieces of wood, you can create your own bookshelf – or simply buy a small one if you don’t feel comfortable making one.
Simply add four wheels to the bottom and there you have it – your child can bring their bookshelf with them to any section of their room!
Creating a drawing board.
You can totally make this project your own – rather you want to get super creative and build an easel, or just make a piece of wood that you can lean up against the wall and attach some paper to it that can be switched out. Get creative and make it your own!
Making your own art together.
Grab some paint and three blank canvases, then have an art day with your child. The two of you can paint or create whatever you would like on those canvases, then hang them in their room as a painting afterward. There are few things better than personal art!
Using painted branches for swinging shelves.
Grab a few branches from the tree outside, paint them and secure them from the ceiling with rope. The idea is to make it look like a small swing for their stuffed animals to be stored on.
Spelling their name with DIY letters.
You can use cardboard or wooden letters – add some fabric or some paint and hang them on the wall. This will brand the room as their very own and constantly remind them how to spell their name, which is great for when they are still learning.
Adding a dress-up area.
Hang some curtains in a corner, pulled back on either side, then add a small wooden stage in the corner behind the curtains. Your little girl will have her very own dressing room, fit for a queen!
Adding a DIY flameless fire pit.
For the outdoor-loving child, use a few sticks and some holiday strung lights to create a small, flameless fire pit.
Creating a wall of masterpieces.
Using some string secured to the wall and some clothes pins, you can hang several pieces of your child’s art on the wall and title it “the masterpiece wall.
Turning their room into a flower garden.
Create your very own white picket fence along one wall and place a few fake flowers behind it, giving their room a bright and colourful feel.
Adding a chalkboard wall.
This one is simple – grab some chalkboard paint from the store and paint one wall, then you’re done! They can draw all over that wall with chalk, erase, and start over.
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About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!