Inspiration for room decorating ideas from Parents Inc

Room decorating and art ideas from Parenting magazine

Get inspired with room decorating and art ideas from Parenting magazine. Click on a story to view the full pdf. You will need Acrobat Reader to view the full stories.

Kds projects using wooden spoons 4 ways with wooden spoons
4 ways with wooden spoons…more
4 ways with kids’ artwork 4 ways with kids’ artwork
4 ways with kids’ artwork… more
4 fun ideas for decorating tin cans 4 fun ideas for decorating tin cans
4 fun ideas for decorating tin cans… more
4 fun ideas for balloon pinatas 4 ways with balloon pinatas
4 fun ideas for balloon piñatas… more
4 ways with fairy lights 4 ways with fairy lights
4 fun ideas for fairy lights... more
27 great ideas for fabulous rooms for kids 27 great ideas for fabulous rooms for kids
A child's bedroom is about far more than a place for them to sleep... more
Get creative with your present wrapping 4 ways with wrapping presents
Get creative with your present wrapping... more
4 ways with beanies 4 ways with beanies
Get creative with beanies and keep your children's heads warm and colourful... more
4 ways with DIY Christmas cards 4 ways with DIY Christmas cards
Encourage your children to get into the Christmas spirit with these homemade Christmas cards... more
4 ways with an egg carton 4 ways with an egg carton
Get creative with your children and help them upcycle an egg carton... more
4 ways with a shoebox 4 ways with a shoebox
Here’s a great excuse for some shoe shopping – the boxes will provide you and your kids with hours of creative fun. With a couple of testpots of paint, your imagination is the limit to what you can make… more
4 ways with painting lampshades 4 ways with painting lampshades
The budget might not stretch to a new lounge suite or fresh carpet but you can give your home a fresh new look – for not much cash – by being creative with lighting… more
Backyard Bliss Backyard bliss
With a little bit of DIY style Anya Brighouse turns the back garden into an outdoor room for summer entertaining… more
Craft ideas with eggshells 4 ways with eggshells
Empty eggshells are a blank palette for creativity and an ideal craft activity for Easter time… more
Home a haven A room for Bob’s girls
All little girls need a special place they can call their own – especially when life is getting a bit complicated. Anya Brighouse weaves her decorative magic for a very special family… more
10 cheap and cheerful ideas for pots and plants 10 ideas – cheap and cheerful
You don’t have to look too far afield to find an instant pick me up. Anya Brighouse shares some tips with plants, pots and flowers to add a little flair and fragrance to your home… more
parenting Magazine Interior Decorating Ideas 20 ways to decorate your home with little or no money
Everyone wants to live in a home that feels both comfortable and welcoming. With a litttle inspiration and some innovative ideas... more
Tee shirts 6 things to do with a plain white t-shirt
Have a look at these six clever ideas for creating clever designs for kids’ everyday wear… more
Teen Space Teen space
A garage turned into a teenage retreat for the holidays gives teenagers their own space while keeping them on site. Changing your garage into a space for teenagers during the summer holidays can create a sense of freedom for young people in your household while you still maintain a presence… more
Childrens parties Partytime
Simple can be best! I used to be one of those people who did huge, themed, over the top, cook for three days beforehand, invite half the neighbourhood birthday parties. The party I created for my two eldest children when they turned three and one nearly bankrupted me! I spent a week getting ready for it, doing everything in blue and red icing... more
Childrens bedroom Room for 2
See a large bedroom transformed into a great space for both a boy and girl to live and sleep in. Many families will have the same challenge and we hope that you are inspired by the possibilities and the clever, modestly priced ideas… more
small living area into a child-friendly space Heart of the home
Realising that many people with small children find themselves in small flats I wanted to do a project on transforming a small living area into a child-friendly space - and I knew just the right home. Louise Poole lives in a small two-bedroom unit in Mt Wellington, Auckland. She shares the home with her five-year-old son Callum. It is a tiny unit with a small kitchen, a separate lounge, bathroom and two bedrooms... more
Creative Christmas Creative Christmas
Get creative this Christmas with a range of Christmas items you can create at home with your children without breaking the budget… more
Changing rooms

Designing with heart
The baby is moving into the study and the boys are taking over what was the nursery. Luckily the study was painted in Resene Chalk Beige, so it wasn't hard to adapt to its new function as the baby's room. The house isn't large, but it is painted throughout in one colour. Consequently rooms' uses can be changed without too much fuss... more

Baby's nursery A beautiful nursery on a budget
Kim wanted to start her own family, but because she had acute peritonitus as a teenager, there was a question over whether she and her husband would be able to have children. Doctors had told her that it could be difficult and would probably require some medical intervention. So it was really special for me, less than a year after that devastating news, to be part of creating a room to welcome baby Chloe Grace... more

Produced quarterly for parents of toddlers through to teenagers, Parenting magazine goes beyond teething and nappy rash to cover the emotional, behavioral and social wellbeing of children from birth to 18 years. Focused on helping parents to pass on the skills and values our kids need to become happy, confident adults Parenting magazine is filled with great ideas and practical tips for celebrating the good times, coping with the bad and everything in between. Parenting magazine is an essential tool for growing great kids and keeping your sanity!

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