Designing your childrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s bedroom? Wondering how to combine attractive with practical, seeing that each stage of childhood comes with a whole host of different needs? Take our quiz and learn some great tips on the basic elements of design and how to create a unique and fun space for your kiddos.
An important focus when designing a children's bedroom is making sure there is a lot of natural light. This helps prevent Vitamin D deficiency and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
Heavy window treatments are not recommended for a children's bedroom; they collect dust and encourage children to perform acrobatic tricks off them.
For safety purposes, such as in case of an emergency or a nocturnal bathroom visit, there needs to be a clear, furniture-free path from the bed to the doorway.
Either eliminating closet doors and using a curtain on a rod, or installing pocket doors, is the best option in a children's bedroom. Sliding doors can be difficult for youngsters to open and swinging doors take up a lot of space.
By using coordinating or colorful washable fabric to create curtains, pillows, slip covers, bedding and fabric skirts yourself, you can add pizzazz to your child's bedroom.
It is best to paint the walls in light colors or cool colors to make the room appear bigger and cooler, because an attic can get very hot and a basement can be dark and dingy.
Vinyl tiles make the ideal floor covering in a playroom, as it is soft and protects the kids and allows the easiest clean up.
Coordinating the colors in a bedroom really enhances the look, so come up with a color scheme and keep to it consistently.
You can buy a swab testing kit from a home ware store. When applied to a surface containing lead, the swab will turn pink.
It is time consuming, but cost effective, to refinish an olden piece of wooden furniture yourself. Clean it, strip off old paint, fill blemishes and holes with filler, prime it and apply two coats of paint. Let dry completely between each stage.
When refinishing an old metal piece of furniture, coat it with iron oxide primer to prevent rust.
Spray paint adheres best to plastic furniture and is the easiest to apply.
A great and easy way to add more personality to a room full of wooden furniture is to add a piece of furniture, like a bed, chair, storage container, that is made from another material, like metal or wicker.
Using nature inspired schemes is the best way to create a gender neutral bedroom, especially in a shared bedroom.
Clean it first, so that whatever you coat it with will adhere smoothly and evenly.