Saturday, May 23, 2015

Ideas for decorating children’s rooms

When it comes to decorating the walls of a child’s room, it is often very hard to find something   worth buying, either in terms of quality or aesthetic value.
You may find a variety of prints but original works of art are either rare to find or very expensive. So, why don’t you try to make something of your own that no one else will have!
 I will share with you today three different ideas of ‘paintings’ on canvas that I have created and I believe you will like them and why not , make something similar yourselves!
 Idea No 1 : Stencils and painting on canvas
 You can find a framed canvas, at very low prices at art and crafts shops or even at toy shops.
Most of us have some stencils at home from previous artistic attempts J.
If not, you can make your own stencils, drawing and cutting out the patterns  that you like. You can use a transparent A4 plastic sheet, neither very thick nor very thin, so that you can handle it easily.
 For my ‘painting’ I used stencils that I had and I also made some more myself: butterflies , flowers and birds.
After copying the patterns using the colours that I had chosen , I added details to some of them . I drew eyes , little beaks , feathers , pedals and buds, thus breathing  more ‘life’ to my little critters!  

 If you are not good at drawing, you may avoid adding details to the stenciled patterns. They will look equally good.

Idea No 2: Left over fabric on canvas
 I’m sure most of you keep pieces of fabric that you like and wait for the right time to use it. This is the time, my dear friends! Use them on canvas to make a fabric painting! Little houses in rows, birds, butterflies, little boats, toys, flowers, can easily be made with a little patience !

 For my fabric scene I used some fabric with stripes and dots and made these gigantic looking butterflies , a little neighbourhood and some bunting , for this extra happy look!
 Idea No 3: Decoupage , fabric and acrylic colour on canvas
 Choose a paper napkin with a scene   that you like and use this easy and impressive technique (decoupage) to transfer  the scene on canvas. 
 I used  a topic that I love: a bike and a valley of lavenders and a stone house in the background.
To give it  a richer texture , I added some fabric bunting and I painted  over the pattern, using my acrylic colours. I also used a piece of string to ‘hung’ the little bunting from.

This little colourful ‘place’ adds colour to the room and attracts attention!
I  hope you liked my ideas and make something similar for you. If you do so , I’ll be very happy if you let me know! It is always very good to hear that you are inspired by the things you see in this blog.
I wish you all a creative weekend and week ahead.
My love to all,
Tina xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


  1. oh so so beautiful !!! .. and so many butteflies ... :-)) have a lovely weekend !

  2. Thank you Geraldine,
    Yes, I seem to be obsessed with butterflies! I can never have enough around the house and they often appear in things I make:)
    Have a nice week,

  3. Very nice ideas!

    1. Thank you Leslie,
      You have always been such an inspiration to me!
      Tina xxx

  4. I realy like the way you express yourself through your work!!!
    Have a nice day!!

  5. Thank you dear !!
    Have , a lovely most relaxing weekend at home:)
    Tina xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  6. Such creative and colourful ideas! I am sure children would love these to brighten up their rooms.
    Happy weekend.
    Helen xox

  7. Thank you Helen, for your always supportive comments!
    Have a happy weekend , too:)
    Tina xxx