A few nifty ideas transformed this space into a bright pink and orange dream room for a young child. Among the genius DIY projects are a door-turned-headboard and vintage corbels used as desk supports. To get the look for your little one's bedroom, all you need is paint, a sewing kit, washi tape, and some basic tools. These DIY decor projects can be easily adapted to your child's favorite colors and themes.
On the Border
A stenciled border adds a fun graphic pattern to two-tone walls. Use a chalk line and level to get straight lines, and apply painters tape to mark off the squares. Alternate the top and bottom wall paint colors to tie the two hues together.
Turn a twin-size bed into a daybed by making an inexpensive headboard for the long end. This arrangement also saves space by placing the bed flush with the wall. Here, a standard hollow-core door purchased from a home supply store gets the custom treatment with some crafts paint. If you're worried about your artistic skill, try some simple flowers or a repeating geometric pattern. You could allow your child to join in on the painting for an extra-personal touch.
In a kid's room, a colorful rug is a must. But what if you find a rug you love and it's too small? An easy solution: Sew together two smaller rugs to make a longer runner and you'll be all set to dress up bare floors. It's two for (less than) the price of one!
This wall-mounted desk provides a creative corner for coloring and crafting. Make it yourself by cutting a small round tabletop in half. Look around for inexpensive round tables and pairs of corbels at flea markets and vintage stores. To support the surface, attach the corbels to one vertical 1x2 board where they meet the wall and another board under the edge of the table. Paint the new "desk" the color of your choice and mount it to the wall.
Above the desk, a mini message center is comprised of a framed dry-erase board, chalkboard, and corkboard. Remove the glass from each frame and insert the boards into each frame. To dress up plain cork sheeting, cut a piece of thin fabric to size and frame it over the cork. You can mix and match—this works just as well with a magnet board, too!
Fabric storage bins corral toys and books in style with the addition of a simple fabric marker design and coordinating washi tape stripes. Vary the bins to keep it casual and kid-friendly.