I’ve been embroiled in a room makeover that seems to be taking up all my spare time lately – and though I’m re-decorating my home office (at long last!) I can’t help but be inspired by any DIY decorations and ideas around. One particularly inspirational source I’ve found is The Land of Nod – and though I’ve never bought anything from the company, each issue of the magazine transports me away to a lovely, whimsical location, filled with bright, fun things that any child (or even adult!) would be thrilled to lose themselves in. Here are some great, inexpensive ideas for your child’s room – easily adaptable to other rooms in your home:
Add a lacy texture to a wall with doilies (some painted with silver glitter) – which could also be a stand-in for a headboard. Christmas lights can become a makeshift curtain, and drawers in a side table can be replaced with glitter-sprayed cardboard boxes.
A fabric bunting is a colorful and easy way to add some whimsy to a room – as well as your favorite fabric filling up a large frame on the wall instead of a standard picture. Add some colored paper cutouts to a lampshade for a fun and personalized light.
A sweet little woodland vignette can be made in the corner of a room with some painted corrugated cardboard mushrooms and grass.
Instead of a large mirror on the wall, mount smaller gilt hand mirrors.
A wall can be made unique with a number of mirrors of varying sizes and shapes.
A room can be made lively with origami sailboats (or something else!) strung from the ceiling. Also: colored boxes mounted to the wall to hold trinkets and treasures.
An ingenious use for old skateboards: strung together to made a ladder bookshelf.
Make a unique and playful wall shelf using just a tree branch…and a handful of colored sticky dots and paper trees.
When painting you don’t have to do the whole wall: masking off large stripes and leaving areas unpainted can look really modern too.
Speaking of not painting walls, you can also do a unique decoration by painting Contact Paper, cutting out circles, and adhering to the wall. (I did this for Lil Tot’s nursery/bedroom in our old condo – and everyone who visited asked me where I bought the beautiful blue dots that were on the wall! …Which I just peeled off once we moved – and was left with the unharmed white wall beneath.)
Make a faux chandelier swag with colored paper cut into triangles and circles, strung across the room.
I think someone enterprising could DIY this twig mirror with a few branches, some strong glue or nails, and some gold paint…for a lot less than $219, don’t you think?
And likely an intermediate knitter could knit a cover for a lampshade…or anyone could repurpose a sweater to the same effect!
Images scanned by me from Land of Nod Holiday Collection 2012 catalog, and online from the February 2013 catalog.
Thank you for sharing these ideas of yours, all of your DIY projects are amazing. I love the small mirrors it looks cute.
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These are beautiful, I love how you use your imagination in every photo, the log like chairs are amazing. I’m sure that children will love everything.
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Thanks, Lauren! It kinda makes me wish I was a child again to be able to play in some of these rooms. The Land of Nod always comes up with the most amazing ideas!
I was enjoy this article very much. All the idea was so good and easy to implement in a house. I love all the images that you have share. Thank!
Thanks, James! The Land of Nod is always a great source for inspiration – even just browsing their website you’ll get a ton of ideas! 😀
Thanks for sharing ,your idea of making a mirror with some branch is very fun .I think i will do the same but a little bit bigger and after i will paint it in white .
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Thanks! That sounds like a really pretty idea 🙂
Very nice and implementable ideas! Tks 4 sharing, Carly 🙂
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Thanks, Sara!! 🙂