This headboard is made with plywood, Christmas lights, and glow-in-the-dark stars. It’s a simple DIY project and a nightlight any kid would love.
Tulle and scrap fabric transform a simple curtain rod into something special for your little girl. No sewing involved!
Bookcase Room Divider
Provide siblings in a shared room some privacy with a tall bookcase . Painted a coordinating color with the walls, this divider looks like it was always meant to be there.
Roller Shade DIY
To customize a window, fabric or paper can be affixed to a plain-jane roller shade with spray adhesive. This map gives this kids' room a sense of both adventure and balance.
Turn any corner into a cozy, quiet reading nook. You can go for simplicity, as in the case of this book rack and bean bag corner, or take it to the next level with window seats, loft spaces, and DIY teepees. The sky's the limit!
If the only way to get your kids to clean their rooms is to make the process fun, then this basket-and-pulley storage system should do the trick (and perhaps provide a lesson about simple machines, to boot). These colorful baskets creatively store belongings while adding an extra dimension to the room.
A growth chart can be a significant piece of decor. This oversized tape measure transfers inches into feet on the wall while making a colorful contrast with the rest of the room.
Chalkboard paint can turn a bland wall into the focal point of a room. Some chalkboard paint is even magnetic—double the fun potential!
All those smaller toys can be kept under control... under the bed. Many beds come with storage drawers, but you can make your own with a long, low open box, or using a crate and some casters.
Pegboard is not just for tool shops and garages anymore! Painted a vibrant green, this board not only displays gorgeous works of art, but also keep crafts supplies neat and contained.
Creating a starry, starry night is within reach with some glow-in-the-dark decals. Placed on walls or ceilings, they give a dark room special sparkle.
LED Light Blocks
You can build your own lamp with colorful, low-voltage LED blocks. These modular cubes are cool to the touch and can be locked into an endless stream of different configurations. To top it off, they draw less electricity than a nightlight, helping you save energy even in your kid's room.
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