10 Ways to Make Your Home Magical

Happy Monday!

I’ve been having fun brainstorming about home improvements around our house and looking at lots of blogs and Pinterest boards for inspiration lately.  I thought it would be fun to change up this week’s magical theme and focus on fun ways to make a little magic in our houses. 

Some of these are easy to implement and some are definitely the daydream type!  I tried to focus on doable projects instead of $15,000 pirate beds to purchase, though.  ;)

Click on any image to go to its source (or the closest I could find to an original with an image search). 

Here’s my list of 10 ways to make your home magical for children…

1.  Have hideaways and nooks.

2.  Incorporate ways kids can be active and meet their sensory needs.

3.  Add color.

4.  Add whimsy.

5.  Incorporate your family interests and personalities in your decorating.

6.   Bring in nature and the outside.

7.  Let the kids help create their spaces.

8. Make it a party all the time (at least in little ways).

9. Add lots of opportunity for creativity and fun.

10. Fill it with love.

You can check out my inspiration boards for indoor play spaces, outdoor play spaces, home ideas and more on Pinterest to see more of my favorite ideas, too. 

Keep in mind that you don’t need lots of money to make your home magical!  I kind of like the fact that our house came to us so old and beat up because I got a free pass to do whatever I liked to it over the years as we fixed it up.  I have painted words up the stairs, stenciled gold swirls around the bathroom mirror, hidden colorful dragonflies near baseboards, painted doors with chalkboard paint and have given my kids the insides of cupboards and closets to paint five year-old masterpieces on.  If you rent, you can bring in temporary magic with well placed fairy lights, appliance box forts, whimsical peel-off wall decals and so on.

And really, the most magical home accessory of all is the sound of laughter inside it.  :)

And with that, chickadees, I’m off to tackle a to-do list the size of a small city phone book and love on some kiddos.  Have a magical week!

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10 responses to “10 Ways to Make Your Home Magical

  1. Reblogged this on The Emporium of Lost Thoughts and commented:
    This is a great list of photographs demonstrating ways to make your home fun for your children.

  2. Adore your posts. This one is inspiring in a different way. Sharing, as always, on Facebook.

  3. Such lovely pictures and inspiration, my children are grown now, am waiting for little people to come back into my life:-)

  4. Oh I am SOOO going to try and incorporate some of these ideas into my Daycare!! :D I was already planning on painting a Tardis on the basement understairs door and wanted a swing to hang in the basement room!! I LOVE the tented ceiling with the balloons too!! So many FUN ideas!! :D (gets busy making another long list for Rex….!!)

  5. Reblogged this on unsocialite and commented:
    Wonderful decorating ideas even for the kid at hear.

  6. Tanya Allred

    These are wonderfull ideas!!! Thank you so much for sharing. I’m going to work now he will love his room after school!!! Thank you again I will use several of these ideas!

  7. Donne Hendry

    Awesome…. Please send me tips via email. I am a Grade R teacher (in the process of getting my qualifications to teach Gr R… I love your site

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