Starting a do-it-yourself home improvement project can seem daunting, especially when there are young children in the house! The best way to make these projects fun instead of nerve-wracking is to involve the whole family. The Library provides a great resource for any of your home improvement needs, filled with ideas, tips, and guidelines for a wide variety of projects, called Home Improvement Reference Center. This database can be found through our homepage by clicking here and clicking on Home Improvement Reference Center. There is a whole section of Home Improvement Reference Center that is dedicated to sprucing up children’s rooms!
The section on decorating children’s rooms can be found here. You can print out the entire section, or just the parts of it that inspire you. There are great tips for making the most out of the space you have, decorating suggestions, and even ideas about the best color schemes for children’s rooms. Families can scroll through this section of the database, looking at the full color pictures for inspiration. Once a project has been selected, families can become a team, working together to make the pictures a reality. Some projects are more detailed and time-consuming than others, while some can be finished in less than a day. This database is a great tool for families who are looking for a unique way to spend time together and may not have thought to involve their children in do-it-yourself home improvement projects. Children will be excited to have a say in how their room is designed and decorated, and parents will love to have the help. It is a win-win situation for everyone! Happy decorating, families!