As parents, we have the challenging job of creating rooms for our children that reflect their tastes (and our standards), and inspire their creativity. Fortunately, there are many easy ways to tailor decor to your child's rapidly changing interests without spending a lot of money.
Decorating with decorative paper is a fabulous way to add color and pattern to a child's room for very little cost.
This is my 9 year old daughter's room. We decoupaged scrapbook paper on 12x12 canvases, and used removeable vinyl wall decals (on clearance right now at Lowe's) to round out the art wall. This entire arrangement was less than $20. So when she decides that orange and black are her new favorite colors? No problem, except that I'm NOT painting the walls.
Here's another idea from Better Homes and Gardens for wall art made from scrapbook cards. You could even use the paint sample cards for this.
This one is precious. Shadow box frames with decorative paper and Barbie clothes! I can see this working for a little girl obsessed with dolls or a teenager into fashion design. (photo from bhg.com)
\I love this idea of a large graphic art image divided and painted onto several canvases. This would also be great in a boys room, with a painting of sports equipment, a favorite cartoon character or even legos. (photo from bhg.com)
If you're handy with a paint brush, you could easily recreate these wall murals free hand or trace an object on the wall with tracing paper and fill in with paint. We all know how easy paint is to change when your kid decides that their once cool room is now the ugliest room EVER. (these two photos from Pottery Barn Kids)
I enjoy decorating kids' rooms because it's so easy to give the child input and let him or her express creativity without breaking the bank. Have fun!
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