Once you manage to hammer together the basic dollhouse structure you need to start approaching the mammoth but highly exciting task of decorating the dollhouse. Dollhouse decorating is the ultimate test of your creativity. Dollhouses might be a site for child play but making them look attractive and play worthy is challenging.
If you are a naturally resourceful and artistic, dollhouse decorating is not all that hard for you. The primary requirement is to make a convincing looking house of miniatures of everything we have in our own homes. If your dollhouse decorating budget is substantial you can purchase dollhouse collectibles and accessories. Many dollhouse manufacturers make decorative items and miniature furniture for that dream dollhouse. The other option of course is to set out on an imaginative adventure and fashion items to fix in the dollhouse.
For those who have never decorated a dollhouse, it may come as a surprise that you can make every piece of dollhouse decorating item from home scrap and recyclable stuff. You can use empty matchbox cartons to make tables, sofas and cabinets and get creative with small paper boxes and make beds. Much of the upholstery can come from waste cloth and the lovely wallpaper can be made from some old stashed away wrapping paper. Many people prefer to decorate the dollhouse with such scrap because this presents an additional opportunity to do some quality crafts with your children.
If your dollhouse decorating project is more ambitious with something like a multi-level Victorian dollhouse, you may have to purchase most of your miniatures and figurines. Such thematic dollhouse decorating items are available at conventional stores or you can purchase them quite economically over the Internet. When purchasing dollhouse decorative pieces be careful to buy items that fit the scale of your prospective dollhouse.
When fixing the dollhouse decorating items into the structure you will need some good quality craft glue that doesn’t smudge or stain the decorations. Also, you will need some good quality paint as well as poster paints to add that touch of additional color wherever needed. For instance, if your dollhouse has a fireplace, why not paint it in brick color or dual shades like many of our own houses have. The exterior of the dollhouse should also be well painted to protect the luster and look of the entire structure.