Going to space isn’t exactly the easiest process – or the least expensive. But these DIY room ideas provide a truly out of this world experience without all that expensive astronaut training. Check out the ideas below for adding a little extra planetary-inspiration to your room!
This DIY solar system project will have your room feeling like its own planetarium. Using glue, balloons, embroidery thread and a decoupage spray, you can create your own solar system to hang from the ceiling.
This project may be a little more in depth than some other DIYs you’ve taken on, but the end result is totally worth it. The supplies needed for this pillow are: Ink Effects Fabric Transfer, synthetic fabric, a small paint brush, copier paper, a sponge brush and some acrylic white paint.
Creating a nightlight to throw constellations around the room is easier than you think. To get started on this project, you’ll need: a jar large enough to fit a small click light inside, a disposable aluminum cake pan, a click light, an awl and some scissors.
This wall art is out of this world and so easy to recreate. All you’ll need are a canvas, black acrylic paint, a white paint marker, a nail and a string of Christmas lights. Start with a blank canvas of whatever size works for the space you have and apply two coats of black paint. If you’re free-handing your constellations, print out an image to help you as you go.
Before you say it, glitter is not just for girls. In fact, girls will think you are extra cool if you have this in your room. Making your ceiling sparkle is one of the best ways to bring the stars home with you. Start by painting your ceiling with a night-time shade of blue. You can even throw some glow-in-the-dark paint on if desired. For extra night glow, mix together one gallon of glue with glitter and paint over your base color. The glue will dry clear, leaving behind the entrancing sparkle of the glitter. If you want to do this, it’s a good idea to plan out your room’s design to figure out how much paint you will need and where you want your cool new star-inspired gear.
Putting together a one-of-a-kind space explorer room can be done with less time and money than expected, leaving you with cosmic results that are sure to make your friends jealous. Set aside some time on Christmas break and get your parents to help you decorate your bedroom and turn it into your own space station.
Megan Wild is a home decor author who loves creating and documenting new home design ideas. You can read more of her ideas at Your Wild Home.