Do you want to give a breath of fresh air to your children’s room? Well, there are many ways to do it. For example, you could paint the walls, put in new carpeting, or remove walls that are taking up space.
Not in the mood for these kinds of makeovers? Take the high-tech route of DIY and create something that makes a difference without getting involved in all the work associated with traditional makeovers. Don’t have ideas for good projects? We got you. Here are nine DIY ideas to transform your kids’ room that will inspire you instantly.
1. Cloud of lightning
Homemade lightning clouds have made a splash on TikTok, and for good reason: They take a room’s lighting from dazzling to lovely ambient lighting that’s perfect for watching movies. They also make any room feel like a fairy tale, especially when combined with RGB lighting. And if you’re looking to give your kids’ room a makeover without trying too hard, this guide from Instructables has a simple lighting cloud you could try building.
2. Interactive wall for children
Do you want to keep your young children busy in your playroom? An interactive children’s wall is your solution. It features a touch pad with 12 interactive points that respond to trigger any event you set each time it is touched. At the top of the tactile board is a fun mural of jungle animals, but you can always draw any shape or figure your kids like. You can customize the touchpad to activate any command you or your children want. With this interactive board on Instructables, you can high five the monkey to open a toy chest.
3. Wooden Radio for Kids
Kids love to get involved, and building the wooden radio from this Hackster.io guide will certainly warm their hearts. It is very compact so that it does not take up too much space in your child’s small room. It also has features that are incredibly enjoyable for any child: a powerful MP3 speaker, seven colored buttons, and rainbow LEDs that create a pleasant ambient light.
These unique DIY speaker projects can serve as inspiration to tweak this project and make it more exceptional.
4. Room lights
Modern light bulbs will light up your children’s room, but they are usually too bright and glaring. They also tend to get hot; If your child accidentally touches them, they will burn. So why not trade them in for these RGB room lights? They are visually appealing, and to your child’s delight, they can light up in almost endless color combinations. This Hackster.io guide has all the details you need to execute this DIY successfully.
5. Kid-friendly alarm clock
Just like adults, there are two kinds of kids: those who jump at the sound of an alarm and those who get cranky and have a hard time opening one eye when it’s time to wake up in the morning. Unfortunately, for children in the second category, waking up is inevitable, especially on school days.
If your child falls into that category, build the DROMY alarm clock to make their mornings easier. It’s an IKEA lamp hacked into an internet-connected alarm clock with some pretty nifty features. For example, you can keep a regular time routine, alert the kids when the night is over so they can be ready to get out of bed, and you won’t ring on the weekends. This alarm clock will never let your kids stay up past bedtime. See more of what you can do in the Instructables guide.
If this alarm clock doesn’t appeal to you, you can explore these DIY alarm clocks to start a great morning and build one for your kids.
6. RGB LED Star Night Light
Do you have a child who is afraid of the dark? Does your son come to your room every night after you put him to bed because he is afraid to sleep alone? Build the RGB LED Star Night Light as shown in this Hackster.io guide and watch it transform your room and life for it.
It can detect when it’s dark, turn RGB LEDs on at 50% brightness, and dim to 10% after one hour. Plus, it automatically shuts off in the morning light. Here are some more awesome DIY LED projects you can try.
7. Automation of children’s rooms
Do you want to instill a sense of control in your children? Let them control their favorite gadgets and toys with the device in this Hackster.io project. It features an NFC sensor with six colored buttons and can allow them to perform a variety of actions, such as changing the color of the lighting in your room, controlling the fan, playing music, and even doing Google Assistant commands.
8. Pen holder made of PCB
If you have children going to school, you know that stationery clutter is inevitable. But just because it’s unavoidable doesn’t mean your child’s room should have a pile of pencils, pens, and other stationery littered everywhere. Such a view can not only cause unproductiveness, but also pose a security hazard.
Luckily, we’ve got just the DIY project you need to solve your stationery clutter problem: this over-the-top pen holder made on Instructables. It is square in shape and designed from four PCBs. Three of them are for aesthetics only, but the other one features a power management IC that can even charge a smartphone. Also, everything is illuminated with RGB lighting, which makes it incredibly attractive.
9. Glowing IKEA Shelving
Books and children go hand in hand. Unfortunately, just like stationery, they tend to quickly create clutter if not organized properly. So managing those books is a great place to start if you want to transform your child’s room. While there are a dozen ways to go about it, a bright IKEA bookcase will make your kids’ hearts race. Check out this Instructables guide for a step-by-step breakdown of the DIY process.
If you’re a woodworking hobbyist, the best DIY channels for mastering woodworking, 3D printing, and crafting projects will equip you with the skills to make this project easier and more successful.
Organize your child’s room
Children’s rooms are not always easy to decorate. If anything, they will test your decorative patience because if you put any piece of decoration within their reach, you will surely ruin it.
You should try doing any of the above DIY projects to transform your kid’s room. They are too exciting for any child to want to destroy and get out of the way, giving your child’s room a beautiful aesthetic while still being functional. Feel free to modify them to your child’s taste or follow the detailed instructions if you are not so handy with DIY.
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