Is your child’s bedroom lacking in personality and décor? Does the room feel uninspired and not exactly a fun and inviting place for them to hang-out, relax, and play? It could be that it’s just needing a few DIY touches that help to customize the space and make it more useable for your child. DIY projects give you a chance to upgrade and update the space, but kids can also take part and then feel as though the space is truly their own.
Here are four awesome DIY kids’ bedroom ideas that you can get started on right away.
Create a Customized Storage Center
Any parent will attest to the fact that one of the biggest issues in a child’s room is adequate and useable storage space. How many times have you walked into their room only to feel like it is an obstacle course as you try to side-step all the “stuff” just lying around on the floor?
So, here’s an opportunity to put your DIY skills to work and create a customized storage center that works for their specific needs. For example, maybe you need a solution for all their crafting supplies so something with separate compartments that close and keep small pieces intact would be ideal. Then again, maybe it’s Lego that you need to find a way to store, which usually involves larger more bulky storage solutions.
The internet is always a great place for inspiration and ideas when it comes to storage, so it can be a good place to start.
Make their Bedding a Focal Point
Another tip is to make their bedding the focal point in their bedroom. The bedding can actually bring a theme together, help to create design flow, and really draw the eyes in. Rather than purchasing a standard “bed in a bag” type of comforter and linens, why not use a more DIY approach and start collecting items that catch your eye and would work together.
For example, mixing and matching the sheets, using a variety of throw pillows in fun shapes and sizes, and even layering comforters and blankets for a more customized look.
A twin mattress is usually a good size for kids, as it’s not too big for them and it can be perfect for those transitioning from a toddler bed to an adult-sized bed. Keep the size of the bed in mind as you search for bed décor, as you don’t want to over-shop.
Include their Hobbies and Interests in the Design
You will also want to make sure your child is evident in the overall design and look of the room. What this means is incorporating their hobbies, interests, and passion into the design. Let’s say your child loves everything to do with baseball, so this can act as the natural theme. You can use baseball bats to help hang shelves, use lockers as storage solutions, and their favorite team’s colors can be the overall color theme in the room.
The goal should be to create a space that feels like your child and speaks to their personality.
Use Your Child’s Artwork
When it comes to hanging artwork on the wall, why not look to the artist in the house – your child. Have them do some paintings or drawings that you can frame and scatter throughout the room. The cool thing about this project is that you can change out the paintings and drawings on a regular basis as they create new artwork.
A Space They Want to Spend Time In
So, what’s the end result of your DIY project? Well, you can bet you’ve created a space your child actually wants to spend time in.