Over the past few months we have been working diligently to create a great environment on our stage that is not only conducive to learning but that also looks inviting and energetic. I thought I would share with you the elements of our stage design and how/where we got each piece so that maybe it can help you generate some ideas for your children’s ministry space.
I previously wrote an article about how to make this stand-up TV. You can find that article here.
Fabric Circle Backdrop:
We went for a while without these circles and always felt as if something was missing from the stage but could never figure out what. I looked everywhere online for ideas for a backdrop or curtain and began exploring different types of stretchable materials. I finally found these circles at RoseBrand.com. They were very easy to put together and hang, taking only about 30-45 minutes. Here are some closeup photos of them.
Couch and Coffee Table:
We wanted the couch to not only look good but to have a bright color to really give it some “pop.” We found what we were looking for at Ikea.com. There were some alternatives that we could have used such as bright couch covers, but we found none that looked as good as this particular piece. The coffee table we also purchased at Ikea.com. Nothing fancy to it, we just thought it helped complete that space.
Corrugated metal sheets were hung on the wall and we purchased lights to reflect off of the metal behind the fabric circles. These lights can change color which can change the feel of the stage altogether. We went with 2 of the Chauvet COLORband Pix lights.
Another element we added to the room were colored frames. These can be found at Hobby Lobby (without the color). We bought cans of spray paint and painted them different colors then hung them to add some color while still allowing the room to feel open.
I would love to hear/see your ideas for decorating your children’s ministry space! Leave your thoughts, comments, and tips in the comment section below!