Customize your bedroom with these fresh tricks that won’t get you grounded.
No Sticker Shock
A huge wall decal can make your room awesome in a flash. Go for something rad like a skateboarder, windsurfer, or snowboarder in mid-air. With these repositionable decals, you can put them right across the wall without making Mom crazy. Or for a totally gnarly look, cover the front of a dresser with a massive decal and slit it so the drawers still open. Now that’s cool!
Even though it would look killer, your folks might not like it if you graffiti’d your whole room. So trick out a big old trunk instead. Use masking tape on the hardware, then tag that bad boy. Just be sure to paint it outside, please!
A window is a blank canvas just waiting for a little glitz and glam. Make it sparkle with window jewelry. String glittery craft birds and butterflies on fishing line with beads tied in between, then finish with a big crystal. Pretty!
Want to make your own magnetic memo board? Just ask Mom for one of her cookie sheets! (Test it with a magnet to see if it’s steel.) Spray it with red car paint and glue magnets to the bottom of Matchbox cars. This racecar memo board is so tough it doesn’t even need to be mounted. Simply set it on your desk and lean it against the wall.
Jazz up a lampshade with self-stick appliqués! Just trim the bottom edge with felt-fusion flowers and add bling with pink rhinestone swirls. Look for your initial in half-pearls or gems for an elegant monogram!
Make your bedding a little more personalized with inexpensive pillowcases and your favorite photos. Just print a picture on an inkjet image transfer sheet, then trim it and iron it on a pillowcase. You’ll have a one-of-a-kind bed that’s as adorable as you and your friends!