Give your kids the gift of a holly, jolly Christmas from the moment they open their eyes each morning by including their bedroom in your home holiday makeover. From low-key sprinkles of festive flair to a fully themed Yuletide wonderland, there are endless possibilities you and your little ones can explore together. We’ve rounded up five fun and easy ways to style your kid’s bedroom for an unforgettable Christmas.
Oh, Christmas Tree!
Decorating the Christmas tree is one of our favourite family traditions. You can spread the magic even further by setting up a mini tree in your kid’s bedroom, and letting them add their own stylistic touches with decorative additions such as tinsel, strings of beads or bright garlands, their own choice of ornaments or even handmade trinkets. Add a little extra sparkle with some colourful string lights.
Make it Merry with Graceful Garlands
There are so many ways you can go with garlands, but one thing is for sure: they are a wonderful way to make any room cheery and festive with minimal effort. If you’re looking for a fun project to do with the kids, you can try your hand at making your own Christmas garlands:
- Thread colourful pom poms onto thread or thin string. For added texture, choose a variety of differently sized pom poms. Green, red and white give will give your garland an extra Christmassy feel, while fun, bold colours like pink, orange and blue are perfect to carry the party vibe right through summer.
- Take small pine branches, lay them in a line with their ends overlapping a couple of inches, and tie them together for a decorative drape that will look, and also smell, like Christmas.
- If you’ve got a little time and a lot of oranges on your hands, try cutting the oranges into disks about half a centimetre thick and drying them out in a dehydrator, oven or air fryer. When they’re good and dry, take some jute or cotton twine and alternate threading a cinnamon stick, orange slice, and a few bay leaves. This is another garland that uses all-natural ingredients to make a fragrant and beautiful decoration.
Count Down in Style
What comes to mind when you think of advent calendars? If it’s those cardboard arrangements with the cutout doors hiding tiny squares of chocolate, it may be time to broaden your horizons. No matter what your décor or styling preferences, there’s bound to be an advent idea that will fit right in while awakening your child’s imagination. Felted pocket-style door or wall hangers, tiny wooden boxes, small gifts with gorgeous trimmings…so many options! You can even choose what to put inside. Sweets, little gifts or even ‘vouchers’ with different fun activities to do with your child each day are just a handful of the things you might like to try!
Collect Christmas Curios
Many children love collecting things, from toys to sea shells and everything in between. You can start a new tradition by letting them add one or two new Christmas ornaments, figurines or trinkets to their festive décor collection each year. Help them look for items that capture their personality and interests of the year. They will love seeking out special things to add to their collection, while you’ll enjoy watching their self-expression blossom.
Spread the Joy
Christmas is absolutely the time for patchwork quilts, decorative pillows and hand-stitched plush toys sporting gaudy red sweaters. Switch out the regular bedspread for something that looks like it’s been made in the manchester department of Santa’s workshop to give your little one sweet dreams all the way through December. If you have a family member or friend who is handy with a sewing machine and can whip up something seasonal for your child, that will make their holiday-themed bedroom even cosier.
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