Friday, August 26, 2011

Redecorating A Child's Room

There are multitude of ideas you can find all around the net about decorating a child's room. The many different ideas, suggestions and designs are all appealing and very encouraging especially to moms. But being faced with so many options can be overwhelming. All the options can be somewhat confusing as to which would work best for your child.

Let me help you narrow down your options by establishing the purpose of redecorating your child's room.
  • To create a pleasant and cozy atmosphere.
  • To organize the room.
These are the two basic reasons why you should give it a go and redo your child's room. Redecorating need not be expensive if you know what to do. For parents, the most challenging part is probably how and where to get started. Consider the fact that kids will not forever be kids. Therefore, it is essential not to get too excited and thrilled with wallpapers, furniture, fixtures and window treatments that suggest too much of a kiddie thing. True, they are all cute but surely your child would outgrow the designs in just a matter of years. There are so many ways to present a timeless design for your child's room. Of course, redecorating your child's haven would greatly depend on the size of the room. Don't fret, you can also do so much even with small rooms. You just have to carefully select the type of furniture pieces you would want to buy.

Here are some suggestions:

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A bed with under storage is ideal for small bedrooms. The drawers can provide additional storage for the linens, pillow cases, towels or clothes. Select a bed that is manufactured in its simplest design and nothing elaborate. A natural finish would look good in any room because of its neutrality in color. Your child will surely not outgrow this type of bed because of its simplicity in design.

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 A simple night stand can be added without occupying too much space of the room. This can also provide additional storage for books or toys and other items your child own. Night stands can match the finish of the bed but may not be limited to it. You can probably get colored ones to accentuate the bed. Whatever your preference is, just make sure that this will match one of the colors of the printed bedding, pillow case or your window treatment to create a sense of unity inside the room.

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For me, a chest is another essential add on. Most small houses have a limited built in closet. Additional drawers can certainly make room for all the clothes your child have. If you intend to get one like this, I would suggest to get something that would match the framing of the bed. It is always best for small rooms to have one color of furniture to group them for a unified look.

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Decorating a child's room is a lot of fun. These timeless suggestions can surely carry any age of your child. Be cautious in selecting your wall paint. Should you wish to have a colored wall, you can do so provided that the shade must be in the lighter tone. Something dark will make the room appear smaller. Window treatments may be of the same color as the walls. It can be on the lighter or darker shade. Again, not too dark but just a bit darker than the walls. If you are considering something printed, select the ones with small prints and nothing bold.

Opt for blankets, pillows and comforters that can reflect the age of the occupant. Your child will surely enjoy the atmosphere it can create. It can make play time and bonding  moment with your child a lot of fun.  For younger ones, you can get those with cute cartoon character inspired collection set. There are a lot to chose from in the market today. Toys and other kid's accessories can make the room more interesting.

Remember, there are no hard rules in decorating a child's room. Sometimes, just the accessories alone can make a lot of difference to the kind of atmosphere you wish to create for your child. Create a theme out of your child's favorite cartoon character or interest.


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