It can be hard to choose how to decorate your kids’ bedrooms, especially if they’re still too young to make their own decisions. However, there are cheap and unique ways to make your kids feel special and inspired in their bedrooms. If your children are old enough to make decisions and participate, let them join you, and decorate the room together. These seven creative tips will help you figure out how to decorate your kid’s room when doing it yourself.
Here’s our list of 8 unique DIY decor ideas for your kid’s bedroom.
Create Wall Art
Wall art is the easiest way to decorate your kid’s bedroom uniquely. If your child loves to draw and paint, encourage them to create artwork for their room. Cover old frames with a fresh set of paint and use them to hang the paintings.
Keep in mind that perfect aesthetics are not necessary in your kid’s bedroom. It’s more important for them to enjoy the space. So, ask them how they would like to arrange the artwork. Suggest new ideas and help your kid out if they get stuck. Your child will love it, and you might even unleash your inner artistic genius, too!
Your kid’s bedroom should be cozy and comfortable. Creating a setting that feels completely theirs is going to be crucial for your child’s development. They should be inspired in their room, and that’s why you should consider making your child’s room seem as magical as possible.
Add glow-in-the-dark stars to the ceiling and create a glowing celestial night effect, or change the lighting completely. To make it more impressive, you can use cardboard and glue to build the solar system bodies and connect it to the ceiling. Paint the planets authentically—but don’t worry about being perfect! And your kids will likely be fascinated and want to learn more about the universe and the world around them.
Magnetic or Chalkboard Wall
If your kid doesn’t like to draw on paper, maybe it’s time to upgrade to something more substantial and unique. Use magnetic or chalkboard paint to cover one small area in your kid’s bedroom. It serves multiple purposes: First, a magnetic wall can be used for learning numbers or letters. Second, your child can draw on a chalkboard wall for fun. Whether it’s used for education or pure fun, it’s sure to provide entertainment.
Create a Library for Your Child
It’s important to teach your child how to enjoy the company of a good book. Encourage them to read as soon as they learn how, and inspire them by purchasing new books—whether from a bookstore, online, or a used bookstore—and creating a small library.
Get the right shelves and maximize shelf space. You can make or buy a small cozy chair and a table, or use furniture you already have, and put it near the shelves to create a reading space. A reading nook will encourage children to read even more. Even if you decide to get books from the library instead of purchasing, you can set them up in the reading nook.
Your child will likely love to play with stuffed animals. But you can also use stuffed animals to decorate your child’s bedroom. Ask your children what animals they would like to see in their room. They can help you pick the cloth if you’re making them—or the animals themselves—and you can do the rest.
You can place them above the bed or next to the door. Either way, it will look good and unique, especially if you choose to make them yourself instead of purchasing more stuffed animals. And you can always use hand-me-downs from older kids.
Looking for more creative wall decoration ideas? Check out our easy DIY yarn wall hanging craft here.
Add Some Toys to the Room
Your children need a variety of toys and games to keep them entertained, whether purchased or homemade. You can make stuffed animals and buy or create your own board games, invest in Legos or plastic vehicles. Wooden cubes and model railway farm animals are fun options, too, as are soft blocks, baby dolls, and puppets.
Decide on the number of toys you want your child to have, and don’t buy or make them more. That way, they will learn how to appreciate and value their toys, and you’ll also reduce clutter.
Use an old white cloth to create colorful pillowcases for your child’s bedroom. With a little bit of fabric paint, you can transform a plain pillowcase into a colorful design. Paint the first letters of their name on the cloth, and add their favorite patterns and designs. Ask your child to assist you, or let them do the work. They will love the idea of creating personalized pillowcases.
Add Some Fun Storage Options
Childrens bedrooms tend to get messy and cluttered very easily so adding some fun, easy to use storage options in your child’s bedroom is a must. Get creative with the type of storage you use as practical yet decorative items such as storage baskets have many uses as well as looking great.
Decorating with some child-friendly rope baskets or other storage solutions will not only make the room feel more finished, having lots of storage in the room will also help your children keep their space looking neat and tidy.
There are numerous ways to decorate your kid’s bedroom, but these are just a few of our top ideas. If they’re not too young, let your child voice their opinions, and recreate their ideas if they’re not too demanding. Involve your child and encourage them to create the atmosphere they’re going to live in. It will boost their creativity, and you’ll bond with them even more during the process.
About the Author
Zac Walker is both a teacher and a student. His passions are teaching and researching. He’s also eager when it comes to learning new stuff. Zac has done some cooperation writing a series of English learning books. His motto in life is, “Discipline, commitment, and attitude will lead you to the peak of success and reputation.” The books he loves are: The Magic of Thinking Big, by Dr. David Joseph Schwartz, and The Art of Negotiation, by Michael Wheeler.