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- For a child, a bedroom is more than just a place to sleep. It's an area to do schoolwork, play games, read, daydream, visit with friends and keep toys. As you plan out your child's bedroom, you'll need a space that serves all those functions — and is comfortable and practical for several years to come. The ultimate experts on what kids like best are kids themselves, so get them involved in the design by letting them help with the choice and selection. Don't forget also that children's preferences change often, so use accessories and colors that be easily replaced. Overall, whether you're decorating a playroom, bedroom or nursery, be sure to think about fun, growth and practicality.
- How Would I Approach Decorating a Playroom?A playroom should be very lively and inspirational, so get creative with your color and furnishings. A wall mural is a great way to incorporate playful design, while a chalkboard wall lets kids produce their own masterpiece. Try using fun furnishings, like beanbag chairs or floor cushions. Because it is a multifunctional room, use space smartly. Install built-in cabinets and shelves for much-needed toy storage, and include a desk or work table for homework and colouring. Don't forget that Decor kits can be used on all the walls as well as the furniture!
- How do I Approach Decorating my Child's bedroom?When designing a child's room, think about colour, colour and more colour. Incorporate their favourite colours or characters on the walls, but stick with neutral furniture that doesn't need to be swapped out as interests change. While the furniture should be appropriate for your child's age, it also should be something that can grow with him or her. Get full-sized dressers and cabinets that can last through the school years, and consider a bunk bed, which is great to share with siblings. As they get older and no longer want to share a room, you can add a desk underneath the top bunk. With so many toys and clothes, storage is key.
- How do I Approach Decorating a nursery?In the younger years, safety is paramount. A cot and changing table are key purchases, while a rocking chair, baby swing and an extra dresser are helpful additions. Be careful with adding too much furniture though as you want to be sure to leave some floor space for your young one to learn to crawl and walk. When it comes to colour, don't feel the need to go with just standard pink and blue. Yellow, brown and green are all great gender neutral palette choices and will make your nursery stand out from others.