Decorate and Personalize a Child's Room

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Your child's room is their haven, their own space. Help them make it a space they like and want to spend time in. Decorating and personalizing their room can be a fun activity for you and your child to do together as well as turn a room in the house into your little one's special place in your home. This is especially good for babies and younger children.

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Instructions

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    Make a plan for the furniture.
    Try to figure out where you plan to have all the furniture placed in the room. Doing this first is important because it may help dictate where you will place decorations. It will also effect what you plan to do with the color of the room so that the room and furniture can match if at all possible. Consistency with color between the walls and furniture keeps the room from looking very busy. It is also more appealing to look at and be in in general. If you plan to be buying new furniture based on how you decorate the room, still plan where you plan to put larger pieces of furniture, as you do not want decorations to be in the wrong place when the new furniture is put into the room.
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    Choose colors for the walls.
    If your child is old enough to help, have them be part of picking the color of the room. Their participation in making the room their own is very important. Of course, help them pick a color that will go well in the room. Overly bright colors, as well as darker colors, can make the room feel small, so try to avoid those. Lean toward colors that are on the lighter side without being super bright. These kinds of colors give the room light and help open up the room. You can also use paint with stencils to create designs or words on the wall. If you do this be sure that you do not use too much paint or it will drip onto the wall underneath the stencil. If you do decide to do this, this technique is simple enough to let your children do.
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    Decide if you want anything else on the walls.
    When it comes to this, you have several options. One of these options is to choose a runner type wallpaper, a wallpaper that is not very tall but goes right to left along the wall. Many of these kinds of wallpapers have fun prints or patterns on them. Using this sparingly, such as along the bottom, top, or around door frames. Another option for other wall decorations are vinyl decals. You can get words, letters, shapes or other designs that adhere to the wall. They can be found in almost any font and color. You can put the child's name or decals of animals they like, for younger children, or any other designs that they like. Have them help choose these as well. They can be found at most craft stores. They are easier to apply and less expensive than the decorative wall paper and can add a fun touch to the room. You can also add posters, pictures, small shelves, and shadow boxes for more decoration. Refrain from using too much of these types of decorations as they come off of the wall and bit and if overused can make the room feel smaller. Having a mirror on the wall, however, can make the room seem a bit bigger because it adds dimension to the wall.
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    Pay attention to detail!
    Small details can make all the difference in the look and feel of a room. This also gives your child more opportunities to choose how they want their room to look. For example, small things like the door knob, trim, if you have it, curtains if there is a window, frames for any pictures you may have, lamps or nightlights, or glow in the dark decals to place on the ceiling or walls.
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    The floor can be decorated too!
    Once you've done the rest of your decorating you can look at the floor and see if you would like to decorate it in any way. The most obvious option is, of course, rugs. If your child does not have carpet in their room, rugs are a must! Tile, concrete, and hardwood floors can get very cold in the winter, having an area rug or two can help combat getting chilly feet. In larger rooms rug placement is not supremely important. In smaller rooms though, be careful where you put them. If you have a larger rug, try to put in in the center of where the most floor space is. This keeps the rug from splitting the floor space up and making the room look smaller. If you choose to go with smaller rugs, try to place them directly near or underneath furniture to minimize the crowding effect. Try not to place them too close together for this reason.
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How to Decorate with Words on Walls

Decorating your children's walls with encouraging, positive words helps mold them as they grow up. This is a simple project that you can accomplish on your own by just following these tips:

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    Look for good quotes. You can find various quotes in your public library or download them from the Internet.
    You can type them on your computer in different fonts and print them out. Assess how big the quotes are supposed to be on the wall. You can take them to a copy store if necessary to enlarge it so it will fit the space.
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    Mark the wall you want to decorate. Use a level to draw a straight line on the part of the wall you want to use.
    You could choose any spot. It would take the place of any picture.
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    Trace the words on your child's wall. A transfer paper is essential in this step.
    This is available in any art supply or craft store. Just trace the words along the light line that you had drawn earlier. Place the copy of the word over the transfer paper. Tape the paper onto the wall with tape. Get a transfer paper that has carbon underneath it. Use a pencil to trace the letters. Press firmly so that the point of your pencil will leave a defined outline on the surface. It can be time-consuming but you should take your time.
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    Fill the traced words with your preferred paint color. Get a fine paint pen or paintbrush to outline the words.
    You can use metallic pens or colored pens to emphasize the quote more.
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Decorating ideas, suggestions on patterns, and designs

The decorations in any child's room should be unique and full of life. A child's room is crucial to their development, so it has to be pleasing to the eye and stimulating to the senses. Here are some suggestions on designs, decorations, and patterns that you may want to consider:

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    Collect significant pieces as your child grows. Through the years, you can end up with a unique collection of furniture or art pieces that you can use for your child's room.
    It allows a layering of themes and colors that fit your child's personality.
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    Put up a mini art gallery. Artwork in a child's room inspires creativity.
    Place mini works of art on the walls of the room. This style of wall décor will certainly pop up, and emphasize the child's fascination of art. You could include your child's most recent or favorite work to preserve them in frames and enjoy them for several years.
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    Use various patterns for accessories. Patterned accessories are very interesting pieces to add to your child's room.
    Colorful pillows and rugs will definitely do the job, making the room cheerful and inviting.
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    Add unique pieces of art. You can visit online stores that exhibit their own collections of pieces that can fit your child's room perfectly.
    You could ask them about availability of ones that are custom made to make your child's room one-of-a-kind.
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    Use the concept of pom-poms. Tissue pom-poms can be used to give a whimsical effect to your child's room.
    Try making them in different sizes, in shades of your child's favorite color for full effect.
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    Be creative. You could simply add your own patterns on the colorful pillows that are already in your child's room.
    Just use your own sewing machine to embroider something.
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    Use your hands to create details. Crafting doesn't have to be difficult.
    You can use your creativity to make your own graphics and decorations with very intricate details.
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How to decorate your child's room so they can draw on the wall

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    Attach different-colored cardboard papers on the wall.
    Be creative and put different-colored cardboard papers on the wall. The child's room should look like a large mosaic of cardboard papers. With this, the children will be able to unleash their maximum artistic potential by drawing anything they want on the wall's attached cardboard papers.
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    A Simple White Board or Black Board in the Middle of the Room Should Do.
    Add a large whiteboard or blackboard in the middle of the room that will stand as the children's drawing wall whenever they want to write something.
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  • Note: Do not use too many black cardboard papers, as it will make the room gloomy. The room should be filled with a variety of lively colors that will make the children excited the moment they see it.

How to personalize your child's room

Make your child feel like the room is really made for him by personalizing it. Sleeping in a bedroom that makes you feel you can be achieved by following these tips.

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    Grab his favorites.
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    Use pillow cases, bed sheets, comforters or curtains that have his favorite NBA team or cartoon character
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    You can ask your child to pick them himself and make a combination of each design if he picks more than one set. This will make his bedroom more inviting and your child will feel more comfortable in it. If his favorite team or character is more than one, you can use the other set when the current needs to be on the laundry. With that, his bedroom style never runs out.
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    Add your favorite photos.
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    Making a sentimental connection with your child can be easy by simply adding your favorite photos in his room
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    This gives not only the child but also the parents a good sense of family orientation. You can hang his very first photo when he was born, his first soccer game or his first time on the beach. You can also put some photos of your favorite hobbies like baking cupcakes or playing your favorite board games. A family picture will also be a very good accent piece for his room.
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    Choose the right colors.
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    Pick the color that suits your child's personality best
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    If your child loves princesses, pink will be your best bet for her room color. A light cream yellow color suits a personality of a sweet, shy little girl. If you have a boy and he likes sports, you can use the color of his favorite team and paint his favorite player's jersey number on the wall. Avoid intimidating colors such as black or red. Children may be too young for these colors. It is best to settle with warm and lively colors that expresses happiness and fun like yellow, blue and orange.
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    Get the perfect furniture size.
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    Make sure that the size of your child's closet, bed, couch and other furniture is right for his age
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    Choose a bed that is not too big for it may look unfitting for a small kid. If you have an older child, you can ask him to pick the bed that he is most comfortable with. When picking a closet for your child, make sure that its size is reachable for him so he would not ask for help anymore every time he needs to change. This can be a good start in training him to be independent.
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    Arrange his stuff accordingly.
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    Instead of just giving his shoes, clothes, books, toys and his other stuff their respective places; you can arrange them accordingly so it is easier for your child to access it
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    Organize his shoes according to how he often uses them. You can place his favorite shoes on top of the rack and his least of most seldom used on the bottom. This way, it is going to be quicker for him to grab it when he is going out. Do the same with his other stuff. Always put his most used shirt on the top of the other ones and his most read book on the far right so it is easier to grab we he needs it.
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • Get creative! Try picking a theme or creative color scheme for the room.
  • Have your child be involved in the decorating process.
  • Don't go overboard. Too much will make a room look small and feel over stimulating.
  • Have fun! Make this a fun and entertaining activity to do with your child. Have them help with the decorating process as much as they are able.

Questions and Answers

How to use decorating paper to write your child's name in their bedroom?

Here is how you use the decorating paper or decorative papers to write your child's name in their bedroom:

  • First you need, decorative papers (different patterns), pencil (marker), scissors and glue.
  • Second, using a pencil, write one letter of the name of your child in each decorative paper. So one letter in one decorative paper.
  • Third, using the scissors, cut the trace or the letter in the decorative paper.
  • Fourth, after you are done cutting all the letters, gather it. (You may also add glitter on the letters if you want.)
  • Lastly, using the glue, paste the letters on the wall. Now your child's bedroom has a child's name on it.
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Do you have ideas for decorating a child's room with wall decals?

I don't want to do a lot of painting or wallpapering. Are there some great children's wall decals I can put on the wall?. I have tried: I have looked online for wall decal ideas for kid's rooms.. I think it was caused by: I rent so I do not want to change the walls of my kid's rooms too much with painting or drawing on them but I still want to make them more personal.

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