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. ;)
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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!