Every child has dreamed in one fashion or another about the space that lies behind their closet door – or some other nook-like space that really ought to be more magical than it is. There are many ways to add a magical touch to your child’s bedroom, whether in the closet or outside the front door.
Try some of these approaches, thanks to Buzzfeed.com, to see what works best for your child and his or her sense of imagination:
If you happen to be able to lay your hands on an old-fashioned wardrobe – the kind that is referenced in the Narnia stories of C.S. Lewis, for instance – place it against the entrance to your child’s room (if you have the hallway space) or clothes closet. Then, cut out an appropriate-sized opening in the back of the wardrobe and your child can savor the illusion of walking from one world into another each and every time.
As a variant on this theme, cover the wardrobe opening with a set of Custom Drapes and the hole that you cut in the back with something more neutral in tone. This way, the wardrobe can serve as something of a stage setting that allows for the appearance and disappearance of many “characters” – something that should spark your child’s sense of the dramatic!
You could also choose a brick-patterned piece of fabric and cut it to fit the opening of any door in your child’s room. Harry Potter and his pals might magically pass through it as though on the magical train platform.
Many young girls envision their room as a special place fit for a fairy princess, complete with twinkling stars overhead. You don’t have to attempt to recreate part of the Milky Way by attaching and reattaching strings of mini-lights everywhere. You can strip an old umbrella of its cloth covering, hang it upside down and attach the lights to the umbrella’s many ribs…the more misshapen, the more authentic the “magical” look.