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5 easy DIY ideas for a kids' bedroom

Kids bedroom DIY scalloped mustard coloured border behind cot

WordsELENA KOYCHEVA

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When it comes to painting, we have all the creative freedom in the world. Don't get us wrong - we love a neutral space, but we also have a soft spot for some extra creativity and imagination, especially when we're creating a room for someone else.

The summer holidays are approaching, so what better time to roll up your sleeves and try out some easy DIY and painting ideas for children's bedrooms and play areas. Here are 5 easy ways to decorate your little one's bedroom, recommended by our Director of Interior Design, Tash Bradley.

Tash Lick's lead colour expert holding a card that says 'do try this at home'
TASH - LICK'S LEAD COLOUR EXPERT

Kids bedroom idea 1: circus tent

Create a faux circus tent in your kid's bedroom by painting thin triangles on the ceiling and the top part of the wall. Using masking tape, start at the centre of the ceiling and bring the triangles all the way down through it, where it meets the top of the wall (aim for about 5 inches down). This would create a unique atmosphere that your kid will absolutely love.


Tash's little tip: to achieve this look, use Lick's high-quality masking tape and pick a colour from our red palette - Red 01, Red 02 or Red 03.

Kids bedroom DIY circus ceiling red and white with blue accents
A TWO-TONE WALL AND A FAUX CIRCUS TENT CEILING. PHOTO FOUND ON PINTEREST.
Kids bedroom DIY circus ceiling with red and white soft furnishing
ALL BRIGHT AND QUIRKY - THE PERFECT CHILDREN'S BEDROOM. PHOTO FOUND ON CASAVOGUE.GLOBO.COM.

Kids bedroom idea 2: painted headboard

Help your kids go to bed with a smile by making it a fun place to be. Whether there's already an existing headboard or not, you can create an extra pop in the room by adding the same or a contrasting colour to the wall behind it. This will make nap time even more enjoyable and will turn the boring routine into a real adventure.

Tash's little tip: you can make the space really exciting for your little one by painting a rainbow, a cloud, or simply some geometric shapes behind the bed. One of my favourite trends at the moment is the scalloped wall method. By adding this into the space, you'll create a cocooning effect and make the bedroom cosy and inspiring. For best results, use our masking tape, pencil, paint by your choice (I would recommend our yellows, pinks, and blues) and a plate or embroidery hoop.

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