Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Home Decoration

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Blue Bedroom Design

Easy Touchup Kid Bedroom Design Ideas
Designing your kid's bedroom should never be underrated. Most parents may not be aware of this but a growing child can first learn things inside his or her bedroom. Hence, it is important to decorate your child's bedroom and transform it into a learning place and fun site.

Your growing child is into lots of activities that will motivate their mind to inquire and answer the why's and how's in their surroundings.

For this reason, it is important that you incorporate designs that will stimulate your child's inquisitive mind. Do not just depend on the typical bedroom design. Your kid's bedroom should be as lively as his or her personality.

Here are some great kid bedroom design ideas that will surely help you transform your kid's bedroom into a remarkable learning abode.

1. Orange twist

Brighten up your kid's bedroom with bursts of this deliciously fruity color. Use colors that do not just brighten your kid's room but will also remind them of the sweets and candies that they really love.

Orange color is one of the best fruity colors made perfectly for children's bedroom. It does not just brighten your kid's bedroom but also creates a homey and sweet feeling.

2. Toon in the room

Every kid has a much-loved cartoon character. Surprise your kid by having an artist-friend make a painting of his or her favorite character on one wall.

Complement it with matching sheets, stuffed toys of his or her favorite character preferably the same with the drawing, and a bright orange pillowcase.

3. Citrus glow

Here is another use for that versatile brown bag. Paint it orange, and transform it into a clever lampshade. If you like, you may draw in circles or squares as well.

4. Keep posted

A picture frame makes for a nifty bulletin board. Simply frame a patch of rug, and then make a crisscrossing pattern from elastic ribbons. Slip in photos and other mementos.

5. Make use of the spaces

The ceiling is one of the most neglected parts in the room. Hence, in order to enhance your child's imagination as well as curiosity with the stars, the moon, and the whole universe, it is best to incorporate these items into your kid's bedroom ceiling.

You can have them painted as murals.

6. Flower power

You can add a touch of nature into your kid's bedroom by incorporating the most popular item from nature -- flowers. You do not have to worry if you have a boy. You can still use this idea provided that the theme will appear neutral as much as possible.

Create a flower-filled forest and let them explode with color and fit your kid's bedroom to a great forest interlude.

7. Key chains are not just for keys

If you have extra key chains, turn them upside down and stick them onto a wall with double-sided tape. Insert bookmarks, greeting cards, and light children's booklets in between the street rings. This will not only enhance your child's room but will also organize your kid's bedroom.

8. Do it with paper clips

Tack both ends of a piece of string, ribbon, or wire on a wall. Use paper clips or clothespins to hang favorite magazine articles, photos, cards, as well as your kid's output of his or her activities in school. In this way, you do not just put things in order but your child will be really proud upon seeing his or her works on display.

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Girls Bedroom Furniture

Tips For Decorating Bedrooms For Babies Through to Teenagers
When you plan a room for a newborn, bear in mind that decorating a nursery can be as much about creating a comfortable space for you as your child. With babies rarely spending time alone in their room, a peaceful nook for you to nurse your little one is essential. As they grow, energetic toddlers will need a place for supervised play, as well as a secure and cosy bed to encourage them to snuggle down alone at night. The more independent tweenies will hanker after their own den for games and sleepovers with friends, while for self-sufficient teenagers, privacy and somewhere to do their homework is all-important - what was once your domain will very definitely be their own.

But it's also important not to lose sight of your own aesthetic. 'It's easy to abandon your sense of style when it comes to decorating kids' rooms,' says Esther Wise, founder of cool bed-linen and accessories company Renegade Kids. 'Instead of going all out with pink or puppies, adapt the same procedure as you would when decorating the rest of your home. Don't compromise your own taste.'

So, with the ideas on the following pages you'll be inspired to create a room which will adapt to your children's ever-changing needs, without breaking the bank or compromising your personal style.

Babies
Calm and comfort are all-important for newborns, so choose delicate shades and tactile fabrics for cosiness. Rather than furniture specifically designed with babies in mind, choose well-made items that can adapt with your child. For example, a chest of drawers can be topped with a mat to make a changing table, and wardrobes with adjustable rails can be raised as your child grows up. For a really trendy tot, white lacquer furniture has a timeless Scandi look and works well with colourful accessories and textiles.

'New babies need shapes and movement to stimulate them,' says Laura Slack of Places and Spaces. 'Mobiles are great for this but make sure they are hung high enough to be out of reach when your child is old enough to stand.'

A two-in-one cot bed will last until your baby is ready for a grown-up bed. For a beautiful Scandi design check out the designs by Stokke.

Blackout blinds are a good choice for babies' rooms. They make it much easier to settle small children during the day or on light evenings and should help stop them waking up at dawn in the summer months. Roller blinds also allow you to let in as much natural light as possible at other times.

To avoid your baby becoming too hot or cold, don't position their cot right next to a window or by a radiator. It may also be a good idea to invest in a room thermometer. Babies are far more sensitive to temperature than adults and SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) has been linked to overheating, so it's important to try to keep the room at around 18°C

Toddlers
Children grow out of the latest fads as quickly as their first pair of shoes, so rather than succumbing to an entire room of Dora the Explorer, choose a neutral backdrop and introduce colour with textiles, graphic wall stickers (which are quick and easy to change) and fun accessories. 'Mount pictures of characters in inexpensive frames,' suggests Anita Kaushal, author of HomeFamilyLifestyle, 'or encourage your kids to draw their own pictures and frame those instead.'

Teach toddlers to be tidy as early as possible by hanging pegs low and keeping storage within easy reach.

'Little children spend a lot of time on the floor, so treat them to a huge rug to keep small bottoms warm,' says Laura Slack. The Speed rug from Habitat has a fun racetrack design.

Boxes and baskets are ideal for storing toys and games, and can be easily transported around the house if need be. Label the fronts for easy identification and keep one basket at the foot of the bed for stray toys that are still kicking around at bedtime.

Dimmer switches are a boon for checking on a sleeping toddler and can be left on low for an infant who's afraid of the dark.

Cover electrical sockets and keep trailing cords out of reach

Tweenies
Older children will relish having some input in the way their bedroom looks. 'Ask kids what they like about their favourite toys,' suggests Laura Slack. 'Use these colours, textures and motifs and base the scheme around them.' If bubblegum pink and electric blue go against all your interior style principles, compromise with powder pink or dove grey. 'Instead of dousing whole walls in vivid colours, buy cheap or second-hand furniture and paint that instead,' suggests Anita Kaushal.'Then your kids can have what they want, but it's completely disposable.'

Bunk beds make the most of every inch, and they're great for sleepovers and as dens. Alternatively, choose a single bed with a pull-out truckle that houses another mattress for when friends come to stay. The White Company has stylish designs.

Adjustable shelves can accommodate big picture books for small kids, then be adapted for paperbacks as well as CDs and DVDs.

Fairy lights are an easy way to add a magical touch - string twinkling lights round a mirror for a little girl, or pin up a net of lights to create a personal cosmos for a budding spaceman.

Murals can create a focal point in a kid's room. 'A modern, minimalist room that appeals to grown-ups can be completely updated with a stylish, graphic mural', says Mandy Colliss of Funky Little Darlings, who can create a bespoke mural with all your child's favourite things. 'Pick contemporary furniture and soft furnishings in the colours of the mural to create a coherent look.'

Don't position furniture near a window, and fit catches on windows as an additional safety measure.

Teenagers
When kids hit the teenage years, a whole new challenge in designing their rooms awaits,' says Judith Wilson, author of Teen Zone. 'The layout may require radical readjustments as fresh issues arise, from controlling noise to allowing privacy.' Let teenagers personalise the space so they can create a place where they will enjoy spending time.

'A montage of pictures, photos and memorabilia is a great way for teens to express themselves,' says Anita Kaushal. Cover one wall in cork tiles to save the wall from Blu Tack marks and insulate the rest of the house from the sound of the latest Sugababes CD.

Some sort of study area is essential in every teenager's room. A work station with closing doors or a desk hidden in a cupboard is a good idea, or sectioned off with shelving, a curtain or a panel.

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Creative Bedroom Designs

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