When thinking about updating a bedroom, you don’t always have to start from scratch. There are many easy ways to add a fresh look without buying new furniture or re-decorating. One quick way to easily refresh a child’s room is by turning the wardrobe in to a feature piece.
Wardrobes are one of the largest pieces of furniture in most bedrooms so instead of looking at them as boring must-haves, I love the idea of using the the wardrobe fronts as a space to be creative. With a little bit of imagination, any old wardrobe can become a really fun feature piece:
1. A quick and easy, yet striking way to make your wardrobe feel very much a part of the room is to paint it the same colour as the wall (pictured above). This gives a dramatic look and works especially well with bold colours.
2. Instead of creating a feature wall, turn your kids wardrobe in to one (pictured above). Wallpaper the doors in colours and styles that match the rest of the room decor. As the image shows, using different but complimentary wallpapers is a good idea to keep it looking interesting. And for a bit of extra charm, try vintage wallpapers.
3. Wall stickers aren’t just for walls. They a great option for almost anywhere including adding some fun to a wardrobe. A basic white wardrobe can be transformed in to something unique. And the best part of using stickers is that you can easily change the look as often as you like. Instead of stickers, for a really personal touch, you could even stick your child’s artworks on to the wardrobe doors making a little gallery space.
4. This is such a great idea. Paint the doors in chalkboard paint and your kids have a blank canvas. Each day they can create a new master piece, rub it out and start again the next day. And I’m sure this huge canvas will be a hit when your kids have friends over too.
5. For a subtler look, wallpaper the inside of a wardrobe in a bold print or pattern so you can only see the splash of colour when the wardrobe doors are open. You could also go one step further and paint the wardrobe in a complimentary colour or just stick with white for a more understated feel.
There are lots of ways to add your own personal touch to your kids room. I especially like the idea of customising furniture because it means that you can bring an old piece back to life or you can buy an inexpensive piece of bedroom furniture and give it your own creative touch. It’s a fun project to let your kids get involved in and the best part is, it’s not permanent so you can change the look as often as you like.