Probably one of the most enjoyable things I have done in the house is decorating the girls bedrooms. I literally went mad in there with my imagination and it was the only place my husband didn’t really argue with what I did, maybe it felt decorating in pink was just out of his comfort zone! Anyway, he left me to my own devices and I really poured my DIY heart and soul into these rooms. I didn’t do it all at once and in fact they are always a work in progress especially as they get older or, more importantly, as I get bored and need something new to channel my creativedesires into. Here are 10 easy to moderately time consuming DIY ideas for girls bedrooms. obviously these would all work in boys bedrooms too regardless of colour the concept is the same. For me it’s all about making their rooms fun, unique and personal.
First up is this hot air balloon mobile. This is actually made from cardboard and I used my sewing machine to connect the pieces, yes that’s right your sewing machine isn’t just for fabric!
And another neat little DIY using the sewing machine and cardboard are the star garlands I made. I cut out each star individually and sewed them together, simple but time consuming, but then it wouldn’t be fun if it weren’t a labour of love! I love a gallery wall and I knew when I was doing this I wanted it to be all about texture and not just frames of different shapes and sizes. You can see a better view of the cardboard star garland. This bunting I didn’t make but it comes out from the wall to add more dimension to the wall. The wooden arrows I bought as plain MDF cutouts from Craft Shapes Ireland and I painted them, I had them in another room just in a row on the wall and they worked well to add a bit of something different to a space also but they fill out this wall really nicely too. I made all of these pompoms individually to create the pompom cloud and then used a wire clothes hanger to thread them all together. I added extra’s then to fill it out and make it a bit more 3D but I absolutely love how this worked out and given the number of blisters I got from wrapping the wool to make the pompoms I felt this deserved pride of place in the centre of the wall! These Ribba frames from Ikea are a great little item to keep in stock in your house, they are so cheap too, I think about €5!! So easy to personalise and they look great I have loads of these around the house and I love how each and every one of them are so totally different. Places like The Range do a huge selection of little bits and bobs you can get to make your frame fun! I do love a garland and bunting so here is the easiest one I made using gold dipped feather from Søstrene Grene. I just used gold wire to string them together and they make this wall with the gold dots just a little more interesting without being too much either. I got the gold dots from AliExpress. Bunting I love and I especially adore this Peter Rabbit one I made using a packet of fat squares that I got in Aldi! The only thing I’d say about bunting is that it is time consuming, between cutting and sewing the individual triangles then pressing them and they attached them to the fabric to hang them it actually takes ages but that said from I think maybe 6 fat squares I made almost 5m worth of bunting which is brilliant. Like I said earlier I really want to think outside the box when it comes to displaying things on the walls, I don’t want it to be all picture frames, which is fine and well but so many of the walls are still bare because I can’t decide what to do! Anyway, clipboards are a nice way to display pictures and they can easily be changed too. I spray painted the clipboards to make them a little less industrial looking and added these book covers on the old pages, I got these from Cartaban on Etsy. I showed the star garlands already and the Ikea frames but here is another way of displaying frames to make it a little more interesting. I really love this wall.And the last DIY was another purchase from Craft Shapes Ireland, this cloud was plain MDF so I painted it and then cut out these glittery raindrops from card I got in Dealz. I then hotglued the shapes to string and stuck them to the back of the cloud. I love how this worked out and perfect for this shape of wall space. And I’ve left the easiest for last, I got this book of square heavy paper in The Range, I think it’s meant for scrapbooking but I had a huge piece of wall to fill in one of the bedrooms and I didn’t want anything fussy or overly detailed so I very simply stuck up the pieces of paper and I was thrilled with how nice it turned out. The print on the paper is a really lovely watercolour effect so I think it’s lovely and calming. Although now that I look at the picture I’ve taken I realised I need to re-stick a few of those corners ha!
And there you have it, ten pretty simple DIY ideas for a kids bedroom, nothing there cost me anything more than a couple of euro and I think that the girls bedrooms are nice and unique, fun and colourful!