Children love decorations of all kinds, and decorating their bedroom can often be a fun project that you and your child can participate in together. Depending on your child's interests and overall room decor, there are many different types of decorations that you can design together.
The Door as a Display Space
Children often have a lot of artwork and paper projects, which they are very proud of and love to display. Instead of using the refrigerator, you could use your child's bedroom door as a spot to display these treasured art projects and school papers. This can be easy to do if you hang a cork board on the door. If you don't want to mar the door's surface with adhesives or fasteners, you could try devising a couple of hooks to go over the top edge of the door, or hang the cork board on a string, and fasten it over the top edge of the door to an over-the-door hook hanging on the back side of the door. This will give your child plenty of space to decorate their door with their own artwork.
Another good decoration for a child's bedroom door which is also very useful involves using the door as a message center. You can use a whiteboard or small chalkboard, as well as using some over-the-door hooks to hang items which your child needs to remember. Designs and artwork can also be drawn on the whiteboard when there aren't other important messages to write on it. This can help encourage and build your child's organizational skills.
If your child has some favorite photographs, perhaps from a family vacation or of friends and relatives, their bedroom door can double as a giant scrapbook page. Simply hang a large piece of paper on the door, such as brown craft paper or even a colorful wrapping paper, and provide your child with photo adhesive squares and corners that they can use to hang their favorite photos. Scrapbook cutouts and accessories can also be used for additional decoration.
Room Theme Decorations
If your child has an overall theme to their room, such as a cartoon character or animal, you can carry this theme over to their door decorations. A large poster can be used effectively for a door, as can cardboard cutouts and other character theme items. You could even wrap the door in a themed wrapping paper, which would give your child a good surface to attach other items.
Giant Door Calendar
Another good decoration for a child's door involves making or purchasing a large calendar. This can be used by your child to mark events that are important to them, such as friend's birthdays or school events. Or, it could be used for a number of other purposes, such as keeping track of chores, making note of the school lunch menu, or the weekly weather forecast. Anything your child is interested in could be placed on the calendar, making it decorative as well as useful and educational.
Of course, your child's bedroom door is the perfect location for holiday decorations. Children often have a lot of fun with holiday decorations, and their own bedroom door is a good place to let them have total control of the decorations that they love the most.
Home design expert, Alyssa Davis of Metal-Wall-Art.com, is particularly skilled in designing with decorative wall art and musical notes wall decor.
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