Every mom knows how difficult it can be to try and figure out creative ways to decorate a child’s room, especially while sticking to a budget. Although it may be tempting to go out and purchase everything for your child’s bedroom from the nearest department store, doing so can be very expensive. Additionally, purchasing décor solely from department stores can result in a bedroom that is predictable, bland, and unexciting. If you really want your child’s room to stand out in a crowd, try some of these unique decorating and project ideas.
A Touch of Nature
If you want to bring a touch of nature indoors in a fun and creative way, try hanging your child’s bedroom curtains on a painted branch instead of a curtain rod. Look for a branch that is sturdy and has an interesting shape with gentle curves. A shaped branch will provide much more visual interest than a completely straight branch. Be sure to trim off any twigs that may stick out from the sides of the branch and interfere with your ability to hang it up on the wall.
Perforated Metal Pegboard
Every kid could use a pegboard in their room to organize papers, display artwork, and pin up homework reminders. However, a standard pegboard is not the most attractive bedroom accessory, especially with its dull brown color. If you want to add a lot more character to your child’s pegboard without diminishing its functionality, paint the frame in a fun color that matches your child’s bedroom. Once the frame is painted, pick your pattern of perforated sheet metal, measure the required piece, then cut it out to fit over the cork part of the pegboard. You can then spray paint the metal with shiny metallic spray paint and allow it to dry before fastening it in place over the top of the corkboard. The end result will be a unique and fun-looking pegboard that looks like a piece of modern art.
Stained Bookshelf Crates
If you want to add a touch of rustic appeal to your child’s bedroom, ditch the standard bookshelf and make use of some old crates instead. You can use fruit crates, mail crates, old milk crates, or craft crates that can be found at any craft store. To make the crates look authentic and rustic, simply stain them to a rich brown color of your choice. The crates can be stacked on top of one another to create a natural-looking rustic bookshelf that can be filled with books, candles, or knick-knacks. More ideas can be seen here at Pinterest.
If you are ready to stretch your artistic muscles and create a bedroom space that is fun and unique for your kids, try some of these simple and inexpensive do-it-yourself projects.