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Published March 29th 2017
Home décor is equally important to both adults and kids. In that respect, you should never neglect your kids' wishes when it comes to the appearance of their own room. Still, children's tastes greatly differ from the adults'. In order to achieve the most success and have a happy child with a unique room décor, try out some of the DIY techniques. These will make the whole process a lot more entertaining and creative, while engaging both you and your kids in the task. What a great way to strengthen the family bonds!
Set your budget straight
DIY décor means that you'll mostly use the things that you already have with the help of your own creativity, but not all necessary items will be at your reach or at your home. Because of that, some investments will be inevitable. Before you start any décor work, make sure to calculate your budget so that you can make decisions with a clear financial situation in mind.
Posters, magazine covers, records, flags, etc. are just some of the things that kids like to have hanging on their walls. So, why not make this decorative bit a lot more interesting by organising a project together with your child? You can think of a wall gallery or a panel that would represent all the child's favourites and likes. Pin it, glue it or hang it – your joint powers can definitely make a miracle in this area of room décor.
Add some soft cushions
As you probably already know, decorative pillows and cushions can create a completely different atmosphere in a room. The same goes for your child's room. Not to mention that kids love to use cushions to sit on the ground, too. Since these are an essential part of kid's room décor, try to make some custom kids cushions yourself. Old clothes, materials and patches can make for a very unique cushion cover if you know your way around needlework.
Organise the furniture
Kids don't need to have a lot of clutter in their room. This is especially important to remember if your child will spend time studying there. A messy and cluttered environment can only cause them to lose concentration. Also, you want your child to have a freedom of movement. In order to achieve all that, don't overstuff the room with unnecessary furniture that your child won't even use. A great floor rug can be a decorative addition and place where your children can play. Also, try to organise the existing furniture in a way that would be most efficient and productive for your kid.
Inevitably, kids will have a lot of toys in their room that can make a mess. There are many storage options to use, but your child will most likely appreciate something cool and unique such as a customised trunk. Again, if you're willing to get a little bit crafty, you can make your own storage trunk. If you are skilful, you can use wooden planks; but there is also an easier option with cardboard and superglue. Of course, don't forget to paint it and decorate it together with your kid for the best effect.
A fun desk
Kids need their space for studying and enjoying their own crafty hobbies, and in that respect, a desk should be made to perfectly fit their needs. You should help your kid organise all their stationery, books and school stuff for most productivity. Also, getting some interesting pens and pencils, customising pencil holders, adding stickers and such can make this space a lot more pleasant for them. Don't forget to include an adequate desk lamp that you can also make more unique with DIY projects. What's more, every desk deserves a nice frame. There are many YouTube tutorials on how to make beautiful photo frames, and a technique using washi tape is definitely the easiest for kids.
When decorating your kid's room, remember that you're only giving your child a helping hand. Kids should be in charge of this process. Remember to allow them to express their own individuality and creativity, too, and have fun coming up with ideas and completing different tasks.