Decorating and setting up a child’s room is one of the most fun and challenging tasks for a parent. Depending on the age of your child, this could really be a teamwork effort — Wallpaper borders. Here are some basic guidelines to get the job done with a little less stress, and looking great.
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- Keep function in mind. This is a room for sleeping, reading, homework, playing, talking on the phone, relaxing, listening to music… And if your child is still quite young, keep in mind that one day (s) he will be doing all these things and more.
- No matter the age of your child, keep the characters for the accessories rather than as the general theme for the room. Dora the Explorer, Superman, SpongeBob, Barbie… will only be appreciated for so long before you’re being expected to keep up with what’s cool and replace what’s no longer “in”. The cost of replacing a wallpaper border, a pillow, a lamp, and a clock is much less than the cost of having wallpaper stripped, the walls prepared and repainted, and replacing all bedding and linens along with the rest.
- Carefully select “reusable” comforters or duvet covers. Look for stripes, plaids, and modern-looking floral, geometric or abstract patterns, two- or three-tone simple patterns, and so on, matched with solid colors. These are reusable because they’ll still match even when the accessories are replaced.
- Wallpaper borders- . Inexpensive furniture made of melamine on press-wood tends to have a short lifespan and does not handle even normal “wear and tear” with dignity. At the same time, there is no reason to purchase the most expensive furniture that money can buy. Another option to consider is that children’s items are easy to find second hand. A quality bedroom set used for a few years by a child will likely have few, if any, signs of previous ownership, and the price will probably be about 30% lower than if it were new. Avoid furnishings with pictures on them, as your child will quickly outgrow Winnie-the-Pooh or pastel flowers. Opt for white, off-white, wood, or a combination of wood with a colour. There are models available in combinations of two different wood colors, such as natural maple with blue stained wood.
- If the room will have a desk, significant toy storage, or a television (with or without a small sofa or armchair), locate these items away from the sleeping area.
- Make sure the lighting can serve each activity to be done in the room. Of course a good general light is required, and a lamp should be located on the night table for bedtime reading, a task lamp on the desk, and a soft, subtle nightlight placed to be functional. Instead of the traditional little nightlights that plug directly into the outlet, look at the “decorative lamps” that are now easily available in all different styles; they cast a soft, warm glow into the room without actually providing any real light.