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´╗┐Designing A Child's Bedroom


Designing your child's bedroom is the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with your child and work on a project together if he or she is old enough. It should be a fun project for the both of you and even if your child is not old enough to do much of the work, try to let them have some of the decision making power. After all, this is where they will be spending a great deal of their time so you want their room to be a pleasant place.

Depending on the depth of your design, you may need for your child to move out of his room temporarily, especially if you plan to paint. If this is the case, consider setting up a tent indoors and make it a festive occasion. Starting off with a fresh coat of paint is an economical way to give the entire room a facelift and make it look and feel new. Make sure you have the entire design of the room worked out prior to painting, though, as you can use the paint job to integrate the theme of the room without spending a bundle.

If you're decorating your child's room based on a popular character, then you probably already know how expensive character themed bedroom accessories are. If you're on a budget, and who isn't, then you'll probably want to insert the character throughout the room but you can do it in ways that won't break your budget if you are creative. In fact, you can give a child a fantastic themed room by painting or having someone paint a mural on the wall that reflects the room's theme. If you do have to hire someone, look to see if there are any accomplished art students in your area. If you live in or near a college town, you might get lucky and find some great talent for a moderate price.

Because the bed is the focal point of the room and also because your child will love it, you might want to splurge on a character themed comforter. However, there are a lot of ways you can insert your theme character into the room without purchasing a lot of expensive character themed accessories. For example, you can buy transfers for many of the characters that are popular today. You may even be able to find fabric, depending on the character. That way, if you know how to sew, you can make curtains, throw pillows, and other small accents for the room. You may also be able to incorporate stickers into the d├ęcor. If you're installing shelves, for example, character themed stickers can dress up the shelves and the room without spending a lot of money.