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10 Creative Ideas for Kids' Rooms

By: Janell Beals
November 25, 2014
Find easy-to-do decorating projects to add a playful touch to your little one's space.
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Headboard Charm

Nothing brings a more finished look to a bedroom than an upholstered headboard, and it's easier than you think to make your own. Cut a sheet of plywood to desired size and shape or select a pre-made frame and cover with a thick foam using a spray adhesive. Then wrap the frame with batting followed by the fabric, using a staple gun to attach the layers to the back side of the frame. This headboard with its solid fabric blends beautifully into the room. Using a boldly patterned and colorful fabric as an alternative creates a headboard that becomes the focal point of the bedroom.

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Please Leave a Message

Create an adorable message board using an inexpensive framed corkboard. Select a fabric and coordinating paint color to add a fun pop of color and pattern to the bedroom. Cover the cork surface with fabric, turning under the edges for a finished look. Attach the fabric by pushing nail-head trim through the fabric into the cork around the edges of the frame. Hang the message board and start pinning on messages, invitations and your child's special little drawings.

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Oh-So-Pretty Chair

Update a chair with paint and fabric to bring in a dose of sweet style. Sand the frame and paint with a layer of primer. Once this has dried, paint the chair with a beautiful color found in the fabric you'll be using to re-cover the seat cushion. To give the frame some extra interest, rub on a bit of Rub 'n Buff, available in several metallic finishes. To finish the project, add a new layer of foam to the seat cushion frame, wrap the new fabric around its edges and staple into place.

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Paint It Pretty Crown Molding

If a bedroom doesn't have crown molding, don't worry — you can create the look of molding with paint. Simply run the ceiling color down onto the walls a few inches. Using painter's tape will make this job fast and easy. Once this step is complete, stencil a pretty decorative detail along the walls under the new "molding." To further customize this project, try designing your own stencil. This project adds instant character and charm to a kid's bedroom.

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