the economy the way it is, the expensive task of bringing up a child has been
made almost impossible. However, that doesn’t mean that you don’t want the very
best for your kids, and so as they get older, it’s important that you decorate
and equip their bedrooms to ensure they feel comfortable, safe, and happy.
Their tastes are likely to change, so if you don’t want to be throwing money
away, you might want some tips on how to keep your kids satisfied with their
bedrooms, while minimizing the damage to your wallet. So, without further ado,
here are three great ways to decorate your kids’ rooms on a budget.
1 – Keep Fixtures and Fittings on
recognizing that while your tastes as an adult might be firmly established,
your kids’ tastes probably aren’t. This means that if you ...>> full
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Keep Out! 3 Top Tips For Decorating the Kids' Bedrooms
Redecorating the kids’ bedrooms can be a tricky task. Getting the balance between what they want now and what they’ll need later often feels impossible. We’ve broken it down into three top tips that let you give them the room that they love now with plenty of space to grow into later.
Image Source: Phil Long
Think Long Term
Let’s face it, seven is the only age in your life when you can get away with theming a room around a Disney movie. No one should miss out on that experience. We all know kid’s tastes are fickle, so choose a palette rooted in the colours of the movie for the walls, but resist the urge to paint murals and stencil designs. Chances are that accent wall is going to outlast the current playground fashions, and it’ll only break your heart painting emulsion over all those hours of work.
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Basic Decorating Principles for Designing a Childs Bedroom
Children join their families as small and helpless babies who are unable
to express their likes and aspirations. As time passes, things quickly change
and young children become more than capable of voicing their own opinions,
likes and dislikes. Some may want their room to be transformed into a
superhero’s den or decorated top to toe in their favourite colour, but it’s
important, as parents, that we create an environment that our children can thrive
A bedroom is one of the rooms in the home where children spend a lot of
their time. Whether it is sleeping, doing homework, or playing with friends, a
bedroom needs to be comfortable and the have the facilities to effectively
serve the needs of your child.
Each child is unique and has their own hobbies and interests as well
likes and dislikes. When designing a ...>> full
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Top Tips For A Fabulous Kids Room
There isn’t anything you wouldn’t do for the kids. That includes helping them make their room all about them. There has been a sudden surge in bedroom furniture ideas incorporating the bed that is bringing much excitement to the market. It used to be that bunk beds were for sleeping in, and cabin beds would have a cupboard underneath. Now there are hundreds of design ideas incorporating sleeping, studying, storage and playing into a single piece of furniture. Some designs even incorporate fireman’s poles or slides for getting out of bed in the morning!
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It really is an exciting time to be a kid (or the parent of the kid!). Modern houses are so much smaller than they used to be, and it is difficult to afford a home with a playroom. Storage ideas require a whole different level of creativity. Gone are the days when simple trolleys with ...>> full
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Create adequate storage
Organisation is paramount in a child’s room and storage should be visible and easy to reach – if kids can’t see their toys, they’re less likely to play with them. The trick is to display toys in a neatly arranged fashion – shelves work perfectly for this purpose and allow for toys to be easily rotated. You can never have enough baskets and crates to store neatly under beds or at the bottom of cupboards. Storage boxes on casters make for easy moving and can be pulled from room to room.
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It’s important to stamp the child’s identity onto their space as it gives them a sense of ownership and belonging. A traditional décor idea is to have their names displayed on their bedroom door – this is the first thing they’ll learn to recognise when they go to school. Name flags also work well as they ...
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5 Commandments for Kid-Friendly Decorating
Invest in Versatile Storage
"The key to a happy life with small children is having a plan for emergency cleanup: lots of concealed storage. I've got beautiful boxes throughout my apartment, so I can almost run my arm across a table, dump everything into the box, stash it, and replace it all with fresh flowers. Done!"—Celerie Kemble
Choose Upholstery You Can Easily Clean
"You can have soft upholstered chairs — just choose a great vinyl or pleather for the seat bottoms, so you can hose them down after meals." —Elizabeth Martin
Bring Outdoor Fabrics Inside
"Use outdoor fabrics indoors in high-traffic areas. I love the Breathe Easy fabric by Great Plains. Its super-soft bouclé is reminiscent of a classic Chanel suit. And Dedar makes incredible faux leathers and suedes that are completely wipeable. They look great on walls, as well as furniture."—Natasha Baradaran
Create More Floor Space>> full
"Give kids a lot of floor space in their rooms. ...
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Introducing Pippi & Jip - Design led children's products from across Europe
Pippi & Jip is an online marketplace selling an edit of the very best design led children's products from across Europe - many of which you cannot find elsewhere. Set up by Lenneke Klomp (29) after she was unable to find individual, high quality products for her friends’ children without a huge price tag in the UK - something she took for granted in her native Holland.
Pippi & Jip sources the best local designers and manufacturers across Europe and provides them with a platform to market and sell their products without retailer mark-up, language difficulties and high individual shipping costs. Many products can be produced bespoke or to your individual requirements.
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Babies spend much of the first years of their life asleep. That is why many parents are keen to ensure that their baby has a unique and wonderful little bed. From stars and fairy tale figures to your baby’s name, just complete our three steps using the Dremel® Engraver and transform your baby’s cot into a realm fit to dream in.
First take our
template or make one of your own on a sheet of A3 paper. Unleash your creativity at this stage of the
proceedings. Transfer your motif to the end of the bed using a pencil and
Now for the
engraving. Fit an engraving tip to your Dremel® Engraver.
Use it to work your personal motif slowly and carefully into the wood. Take
care to ensure that you exert equal pressure on the lines so that they remain
equal in depth.
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Pink Teen Room
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Maximise space with this bunkbed solution
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Declutter Your Kids' Room
If you have 5 minutes: Make a game of it. Challenge your child to pick up as many items as possible in five minutes. If you have little ones who aren’t old enough to pick up, spend five minutes before they go to bed picking up a few things.
If you have 10 minutes: Target one area to clean up, such as a disorganized dresser, a messy desk, or a haphazard bookcase.
If you have 15 minutes: Pick an area that needs a purge, such as a toy collection or the clothing closet. If your child is old enough, have him or her work with you to identify items that can be donated or tossed if they are broken or no longer usable.
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Toys, like dust bunnies, seem to multiply when you're not looking. This is particularly true during the holidays, when children have lots of time on their hands to play with new toys and rediscover old ones.
Fast fix: Designate labeled areas in your mudroom or children's bedrooms for toys, and encourage kids to clean up every day before bedtime. Create a chart that rewards each day's good work with a star.
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'What a Hoot' by Harlequin
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