Decorating Childrenęs RoomsChildren’s
rooms are an opportunity to have some fun with decorating, to follow your imagination—and your child’s imagination—wherever it may lead you. Almost anything goes, as long as you and your child love the finished product.
Finding a theme is often a first step when decorating for kids
. Encourage your child to participate in choosing one. A favorite movie, the latest video game or even a favorite sports team all make excellent themes to design a room around. Themes can be general, like princesses or more specific, like Star Wars. With younger children
you can usually compromise and follow a more general idea, but older kids
may insist on a particular motif.
Once you have a theme, you just need a spark of inspiration to get you going. Bedding can be a wonderful place to begin. College bed sheets can be a jumping-off point for an entire room devoted to your child’s favorite college team. Use the school colors on the walls, the window coverings and in the little details around the room. You can even paint the furniture. Your local paint store may have the school colors premixed, or you can bring in a pillowcase or throw pillow to have them blend a custom match. Use college accessories like replica helmets, wall hangings, posters, wastebaskets and hampers to complete the look.