Playful Decorating Tips for Children’s Rooms
Is your elementary school child still doing their homework in their room that’s still decorated as a nursery? No doubt they have become used to, and actually take some comfort in the familiarity of their surroundings and décor in their space. If you have delayed aging up the décor for lack of ideas or funding, realize you don’t need the services of an expensive interior designer or an endless budget to create animated and magical room for your elementary school child. With a little imagination, ingenuity and a weekend of labor, you can turn your child’s bedroom into their own magical space. Follow these simple recommendations from the design professionals to jumpstart your redecorating project. Your child will no doubt be thrilled for years to come.
The first step is to empty to the room of furnishings. Pieces which are too large or cumbersome to move should be covered with drop cloths or large sheets to shield from potential paint spatter. Remove all of the artwork from the walls, window treatments and hardware. Spackle nail holes and dents and sand as needed. If the trim work does not need painting, tape this off to make the paint job easier and faster. Select a light shade of paint and prepare to apply at least two coats. Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and purchase your paint and paint supplies from the huge selection available from the paint department at Home Depot. You’ll appreciate the friendly service and advice from the knowledgeable staff. Allow the paint to cure for at least two days prior to returning furnishings to the room. Select window treatments and bedding that will grow with your child thru the beginning of high school. Enlist your child’s help in selecting fun art work for the space. A pin-up board is a great way to display art work, awards and favorite photos. Invest in a bookshelf and desk that your growing child can use for years to come.
You’ve now managed to make a huge transformation taking a nursery space to a fun filled space for your growing elementary school child. Congratulations on a job well done.