If you don't have the right storage options to keep your child's toys organized, this can soon turn into an area of tension between you and your toddler. Walking in a toy-strewn room is dangerous for you and your child, as it's easy to slip and fall on a stray stuffed animal or toy car. Make your child a part of the solution with kid-friendly shelves that keep toys contained yet accessible.
Get buy-in from your wee one by talking about the project together. You may have luck pitching this to kids who want to do everything for themselves as one more thing they can do without parental help. Together, talk about the shape, color and design of shelves. Does she want something in purple because it's her favorite color? Does she want large cubbies like those at preschool or (Read More.....)
Children sharing bedrooms is common in most households and so is all the bickering and sibling fights that come with sharing a bedroom. Here are some tips to help you maintain a stylish shared bedroom for your children:
Your kids are growing and they need their space to grow; they especially need their own personal space. Having your own personal space gives them something to call their own and act as a getaway when they need it. In order to create each their own space, their room needs to be organized in the right way to create this.
The easiest way to give them their space is to loft their beds and create a space underneath they can personalize. Lofting works best with twin sized mattress and a lofting kit or you can create your own loft by visiting your local home improvement store. Underneath each lofted bed place a desk or make a reading space that they can use for school or for fun.
It’s understandable that you want the room to be one cohesive style but allow their individual personalities show through different but compliment color comforters, wall prints, pillow and desk accessories. Choose a neutral based theme and allow (Read More.....)
Most homes are spacious enough to allow the owners to feel comfortable. At times, you may even think you’ve got too much space, especially when it’s time to clean and dust. More often, though, there is a kid's bedroom that isn’t very big and may be dark, dingy, and cramped. There is no need to tear down a wall or build an addition--there are other ways to make a small room appear larger. Here are a few tips.
Paint Works Wonders
One of the best ways of making a small space seem larger is to paint the room. A paint job will spruce up a room and give it a completely different look. If you use a bright color, such as a light yellow or white, the room will seem to expand, while using darker colors, such as black or brown will make the walls appear to creep inward. A bright paint job makes a room shine, and by using lighter shades of blue or a light shade of purple, such as violet, you’ll soften the appearance and create a more open feel.
Let In the Light
Another way to brighten a room is to add more light. A floor lamp or two in (Read More.....)
The Romanian site Casamea featured a wonderful picture of a kids bedroom with painted wood floors in various shades of blue. This idea would bring forth a whimsical feel for a room decorated for a child's taste in mind. Add together a painted chest in orange and painted details in a brighter tangerine.
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Adding Color into your kids room decor couldn't be easier with paint. Consider painting their dresser a shade darker or lighter than the wall color for a designer look. Taking some inspiration from the picture above, consider painting stripes on your child's dresser to match the floors for a very dramatic look.
Check out this picture credited to Waterleaf Interiors. They have positioned two platform beds along a wall, with drawers for storage. Not only does it look fantastic, but this design crew were able to get two kids into one room with space to spare! I have had my eye on a company called Prepac on Amazon. They sell some lovely twin, double, and queen size beds which also double as storage. Their platform beds are well equipped with storage drawers under the bed which work perfectly for tight rooms with very little space. I know all too well trying to get a dresser, a bed and a chair into a room, let alone a desk. Often times a desk is wishful thinking for most parents as kids rooms are made so much MUCH smaller than master bedrooms. These beds by Prepac takes away the need for a large dresser which then open up the options for a small sitting area and an ottoman, or a desk. (Read More.....)
B + G Design put together a fantastic modern boys playroom which was bathed in white and featured bright pops of color. The desk was divided by white file cabinets in the center, and paired with orange panton chairs. White modern floating shelves finished off the white walls giving this room some modern architectural touches. Orange curtains window panels and carefully picked lego toys and model airplanes made this room certainly a boys room that they could grow into. Exchange out the children's toys for sports accessories as they grow into teenagers.