Light switch covers are typically made of plastic, metal or wood. Some are made of cast resin, but they are not usually very unique. It is possible to decorate plain plastic or wooden outlet coverings using creative and colorful options. Do not spend money on ready made decorative electrical plates. Instead, try these creative ways to decorate light switch covers, and use the photos as visual guides. They can be designed to coordinate with any color, subject or style.
Decorate Light Switch Covers with Quilted Paper Cutouts
A variety of paper cutouts can be used to decorate bedroom light switch covers. To create a quilted appearance, cut out one to two-inch squares using decorative edged scissors. Use the first photo as a guide; slightly overlap the pieces until the entire light switch plate is covered. Decoupage works beautifully to hold the pieces in place, and it gives the paper a layer of protection.
Use Scrapbook Stickers for Dimensional Decorations
Stickers that are designed for decorating scrapbooks are good for more than just memory making. They can be used to easily decorate bedroom light switch covers. As the second photo shows, animals and flowers can be applied to create a whimsical scene. Search for scrapbook stickers that coordinate with the bedroom theme, and arrange them to create an eye catching design or theme.
Create Beautiful Grouted Plates
The third photo provides examples of beautifully tiled and grouted light switch and outlet covers. Use broken bits of tile and grout to cover ordinary plates. Other small items can be added for texture. For convenience, buy a small container of ready made grout for crafting. Broken tiles or those that can be easily broken with a rubber mallet are available in craft stores. Follow product directions for best results, and use a soft damp sponge to remove the excess grout and clean up the tiles.
Add Glow-in-the-Dark Embellishments
Glow-in-the-dark embellishments are ideal for bedroom light switch covers, especially in children’s rooms. For something really simple but decorative and unique, stick on stars, moons and planets that will glow for several minutes after the lights go out. Ordinary decorations such as stickers or painted designs can be made to glow in the dark with a coat of special acrylic glaze. It is available online and in stores that sell acrylic craft paint. Just about any decoration can be designed to look great during the day and glow in the dark at night.
Source: Professional Home Decorating and Crafting Experience