For anyone who has ever known the joy of having a dollhouse or watching your children play with one, youll know that one of the best parts is the furnishing. Just like a real house, furnishing your dollhouse is a labour of love, and can continue on indefinitely. There are several ways in which to go about the furnishing of your dollhouse, and the joy of seeing your individual style represented in miniature form is what makes the dollhouse one of the enduringly popular toys for both kids and adults alike.
Choosing a theme
As with decorating your own house, decorating a dollhouse can become a lot more cohesive when you decide on the theme you want in your house. This theme can be a colour scheme (perhaps youd like an apple-green interior?) a country theme (oriental furniture anyone?) or a stylistic choice (perhaps youd like the beach-house of your dreams?). Whatever the theme, this gives you a basis to start hunting around for dollhouse furniture which suits your style, and also helps people who may be thinking of getting you some dollhouse furniture as a present!
Room by Room
Because furnishing all in one go can be both costly and time-consuming, why not think about committing yourself to one room at a time? You can even apply different themes to different roomsyou could have a united nations of rooms, a different country theme for each room!
One way to go about furnishing your dollhouse and giving it that extra personalised touch is to make the furniture yourself. While this takes more time, youll be able to build custom furniture to whatever weird and wonderful specifications you come up with! You can buy patterns for furniture online or use specific software to design your own furniture and then print out the patters yourself. There are even programs where you can upload a picture of a piece of your own furniture and turn it into a perfect miniature for your dollhouse!
Buying dollhouse furniture is another way to fill up your rooms, and with more and more online toys distributors popping up, youre bound to find a whole host of styles to choose from. There are also several stores that specialise in dollhouse furnishings, and these will give you endless ideas about what you want yours to look like.
However you decide to go about furnishing your dollhouse, the key to the process is to remember that its part of the joydollhouses allow us to be creative and explore our imaginations, so buying a bunch of ready-made, matching items to furnish it with doesnt let us fully enjoy the experience. Involve your kids in the creative process and make your dollhouse into the mini-mansion you always dreamed of!