Home Improvement – Children’s Room Interior

When you decide to give a child’s room a makeover, it is vital to first look at it through his eyes. A child does not see his room as a functional space to live and sleep in, but as a fantasyland where all make-believe is reality. A pillow can become a horse to ride on, and a desk can be magically transformed into the dashboard of a formula one racing car.

Fortunately all these changes need not tug too hard at your purse strings, and a dash of creativity is all you need to convert your child’s room into a haven of entertainment and learning.

Color

Introduce colors to the walls in your child’s room in little bursts. A colorful collage of his or her favourite characters can be the central theme that spills over onto desks, stools and cots. Explore wallpaper with small prints that spell fun and activity, or a colorful border that runs along the length of the room.

A good home store would be able to provide a large number of colorful stick-ons and motifs that can be used around windows and over bedsteads. This can introduce some excitement to drab looking walls, and can easily be taken off without ruining them.

Furnishing

Keep in mind your child’s needs as you pick up pieces of furniture for his room. Girls and boys may have a slightly different preference in color and finish, but ensure that you keep your furniture child-friendly. A beanbag can become an outlandish football for your energetic little boy and little stools can be molded as magical mushrooms for your fairy tale loving girl.

Bedroom Decorating – 8 Easy Ideas You Can Use Now to Create a Garden Theme Room For Your Little Girl

Every little girl is a princess. Why not set her imagination free by designing a beautiful garden theme room that she can enjoy for years to come? It can be done quickly and inexpensively when you follow the eight easy ideas provided in this article.

1. Use floral wallpaper stickers or paint stem flowers on her walls.

There are many different floral theme wallpaper stickers available for purchase today. A great choice would be a floral wallpaper sticker that includes long stems that can be applied to your daughter’s walls to start the theme of a growing garden in her room. If you are more artistic, you can paint the stems and flowers directly onto the wall. Get your child involved if she is old enough to help with the artistry.

2. Use your daughter’s own artwork to decorate the room.

Ask your daughter to draw individual pictures of her favorite things found in a garden. Flowers, butterflies, bees and caterpillars are a few examples that come to mind. Transfer your child’s works of art onto her bed using iron on transfer sheets. This can be done by scanning the artwork into your computer and then printing it directly onto a transfer sheet. Next, iron the transfer onto a white piece of fabric and use fabric glue to attach the finished images to a large rectangle of fabric. You should space the transfers approximately 1″ apart. Frame your child’s drawings by sewing on color coordinated buttons and then stitch the large piece of fabric to a solid color comforter or quilt.

3. Create tulip pockets on a plain colored pillow sham.

Tulip pockets can easily be created using polka dot fabric and then cutting out the shape of a tulip. Next, sew the tulips onto a plain pillow sham and then embellish them with ribbons, buttons and bows for a truly custom look.

4. Make a beautiful garden style window treatment.

Use an ordinary white roller shade as a canvas for your garden. First use a pencil to outline the floral shapes that you would like to appear on the window treatment. Next, paint the background area of the window shade green for contrast. Do this using a foam brush and cost effective acrylic paints. Finally, add color by filling in your flower shapes in coordinating colors of paint. Add soft sheers to frame the window and add floral appliques to the sheers for your own customized look.

5. Embellish picture frames with flowers to help complete your garden theme.

Cut out and glue felt flowers onto the corners of photo frames. Use floral artwork in your frames, or, for a more personalized look, frame more of your child’s own art. Your child will take real pride from having their own custom artwork prominently displayed as a part of their special room.

6. Frame a round or oval mirror with a boa to create a mirror for your princess.

Find a child’s costume boa at a discount or crafts store. Use fabric glue or a hot glue gun to adhere the boa to the perimeter of the mirror.

7. Make a unique desk or vanity by adhering pink sparkle fabric around a rectangular table.

The fabric can be stapled on by pleating the fabric around the outside of the table. Cover the table top with fabric and add a piece of glass. Have your child make construction paper flowers, a cut-out princess crown and any other photos or drawings that she would like and then place them under the glass so that she can show off her own personal style.

8. Use the sparkle fabric to cover a cork bulletin board.

First, cover an inexpensive bulletin board with the sparkle fabric by pulling the fabric tight around the edges and stapling into the back of the frame. You can add 3-D homemade butterflies to the bulletin board for a more finished look. Have your child find photos of real butterflies on the internet and then print them out on matte photo paper. Cut out the butterfly shapes and fold them so that their wings extend outward, bringing them to life. Pin the butterflies to your cork bulletin board to finish the design.

Any of these eight ideas, or even all of them, would be great cost effective alternatives for creating a bedroom fit for a princess.

Decorating Your Girl’s Room – A Team Project

Decorating a girl’s room requires careful planning and thought in order to make it a success. It is the place she will spend much of her time and should be her place of refuge. The first thing you should do is listen any suggestions your daughter may have and discuss all of the options with her. It is important that she feels like she is driving this decorating project.

Start with the most simple of tasks to get her excited that the project is getting underway. Take a pen, paper and ruler in the room and sketch out the dimensions (length and width). The next thing you should do is discuss the items that are currently in the room. What will you be keeping, what will be thrown away and what will be donated. Set aside the time to get the room in order and removing the items that are not going to remain. Once this step is finished, you are ready to start planning for what will be added.

The biggest topic will be the bed. Are you going to keep the existing bed or purchase a new one? If the old bed will be used, consider what kind of bedding you will purchase. This will help you set the theme for the room and help the rest of the decisions go much more smoothly. If you are purchasing a new bed, discuss what type of bed your child wants. Does she want a loft bed to give the room more space, a sleigh bed, etc.

Once you have selected the bed and / or bedding, you can begin to discuss the rest of the room. What furniture will be added, curtains, paint, etc. Use this time as a bonding period between you and your child. If you pull this off right, she will feel like you are respecting her decisions and you are working together instead of her following orders.