Decorating your child's room is a fun experience, especially when you can do it yourself. You can do so many things to create an adorable space – paint the walls, build fun and colorful furniture, design art and much more. Based on your child's personality, you can play with whimsical themes, bright colors and bold styles.
Make your kid feel special and inspired by taking on one (or more!) of these beginner-friendly to intermediate DIY projects.
1. Create a DIY Art Display: Very Easy
Have a future artist on your hands? Let their work shine with this super simple, easy-to-make DIY clothespin art display. You might even be able to find the required materials around the house without making a trip to the store. Don’t have the exact materials? Make improvisations like push pins instead of nails or string instead of twine.
2. Thrift a Craft Table: Easy
Get crafty with secondhand furniture. If you’re able to snag a kid-sized craft table from your local thrift store, turn it into an art project for you and your child. Make your own personalized touches with paint, wallpaper and anything else you want to add, like fabric or stickers.
3. Frame Their Favorite Sweets: Easy
If your child has a sweet tooth, create a DIY wall display of their favorite gummy or hard candy treats. Since this project doesn’t require much time or materials, this is perfect for parents looking for an easy project. With a little bit of hot glue, white cardstock, some inexpensive frames and of course, the star of the show, candy, you can create a gallery of whimsical wall art.
4. Paint the Walls: Easy to Intermediate
Painting the walls is one of the easiest ways to transform and personalize a space. Decide on a fun hue or pick your child’s favorite color to create a feature wall or deck all four walls out in a custom pattern.
And when it comes to painting, the sky’s the limit (literally!). If you’re feeling bold, you can paint the ceiling for a unique, whimsical touch.
5. Hang a Hula Hoop Tent: Intermediate
There’s something about being in a covered space that helps inspire children’s imagination. Spark your little one’s imaginary journey of faraway places with their own cute DIY hula hoop tent. You can customize the size and fabrics to create the perfect hideaway for them to play in.
6. Make a Plush Animal Mat: Intermediate
Ditch a typical rug. Your kids will go wild for this charming DIY animal mat. With only a bit of basic sewing required to pull this off, you can make this playful lion rug out of soft tan fabric and some upholstery fringe in just one afternoon.
7. Build a Kid-Sized Bench: Intermediate
Looking to add some kid-sized furniture to your child’s room for under $50? Try your hand at making a beginner-friendly wooden bench. If your child is old enough, you can even involve them in building the bench for a wonderful learning and bonding moment.
Looking for a home with more space to play for your little ones? Get in touch with a Starlight representative to schedule an appointment with one of our Home Guides to get started.