And no it's not a piece of chocolate cake, it's too early in the morning for that! Oh who am I kidding its never to early for chocolate cake!!!
Okay seriously, today I am honored to have Author Tracey Clayton as my guest blogger.
So without further ado let's enjoy...
Easy Tips for Decorating Kid’s Room
Decorating a kid’s room is a particular challenge because they have to meet all functional requirements, but as well it has to be a pleasant environment in which a child can really enjoy themselves.
Create Themed Rooms
The thematic arrangement of a child's rooms is one of the best solutions for both the child and their parents. The room becomes transformed into a place where imagination turns into reality.
In nurseries, Thematic Decorating options can vary depending on whether the child is a boy or a girl, as well as age, the child's personality, their preferences, favorite cartoon or movie characters.
Children need to create an environment of the imaginary world in which their roles are becoming reality. In addition to decorating themed rooms, providing kids with props or costumes make them feel like their room is more like their own little kingdom, where they will spend time with pleasure.
Decorate with your Child's Clothing
Decorating a child's room with their clothes is one idea that struck me as interesting. Frame small pieces of their clothing and place it on the wall. I don't think I could have parted with any of the beautiful dresses my girls used to wear, but now that they have outgrown them, they make for great decor on the walls. I’m also thinking of hanging up a clothing line and then change the colors often to match the colors with each season.
Use Scrabble tiles to create significant words such as your child’s names, or words like play, love, fun, etc. To do this, you will need square plywood boards, and paint letters on them and add your choice of glaze. The possibilities of words can be endless, and it's a great learning tool for children.
Decorating with Toys
My girls have a lot of stuffed toys, and most of them they don't play with, so I decided to nail them to an empty part of the wall. Now, there is less clutter and it looks very nice as decor.
Another great idea: when my neighbor didn’t know what to do with all of her son's toy cars so she bought a metal magnet bar (like the kind you would use for holding kitchen knives) she hung it in his room and stuck all of his cars to it.
Colorful garlands are a resource that you should explore, they are perfect for lighting and fill any environment with color. Garland is made with a variety of fabrics, colors and patterns. You can tack it to the wall, or hang it from one wall to another.
Creating an Art Corner
My girls have a special place where they put their artwork and it makes them so proud! It was very simple to do. I simply placed a sticker on the wall saying ‘Art Here’, there they are free to hang their favorite drawings. Every time my husband and I walk past it, we always act surprised and astonished to see their beautifully displayed art, this in turn makes our girls extremely happy.
We are also thinking of creating a chalkboard wall, or at least a small portion of the wall, so that the girls can design their own ‘wallpapers’.
I do not have ordinary pictures in mind. I saw this idea in some magazine and I think it’s brilliant! Kid’s shoes were placed in a frame going up from year 1 to year 7 and since I kept all of my kids’ shoes I’m definitely going to pick the best ones and make this clever decoration that will also prove to be a great memory for my girls when they grow up. Organizing Collectibles Children really like to collect things, such as different kind of toys like bobble heads, animal figurines, cars , stickers, photos, etc. I believe that every parent should promote collecting when the right age has approached. Organization teaches neatness and order as well it teaches them to take better care of their stuff. Of course, it would be great if it became a family tradition, or if the child continued to collect things that a parent already gathered in childhood, though I doubt that I could interest my girls in collecting paper napkins. A child's room is a place where they develop their own mental and physical abilities. It should encourage creativity in children. It should also have enough space for tracking the development of the child's personality, such as for playing, drawing, painting, reading, etc. Priority should be given to activities that the child prefers and the room should be set up in that particular style. Have fun decorating!!!
About author: Tracey Clayton is a full time mom of three girls. She loves cooking, baking, sewing, spending quality time with her daughters and she’s passionate in writing. She is contributor on High Style Life and her motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live.” Find her on Facebook. Thank you so much Tracey for guest blogging today!Such wonderful decorating tips!!! And thank you all for tuning in today! Until Next Time...