Boys / March 2, 2019 / Amanda Hubbard
And, no matter how spacious your child's room, they'll feel more comfortable and confident if you bring the scale down to their perspective and needs. I talked about end-table height bookshelves that they can access easily. If your kid's room has a high ceiling, consider painting it a darker color to make it feel closer. You can install a "picture rail" trim down two feet from a high ceiling to create a feeling of a child scaled room. Hang pictures and other art lower than you would in other rooms. After all, it is their room.
Sheets are another multi-tasking tool that works wonders in a child's room. Of course, you can put them on the bed, but there are a number of creative uses for sheets that have nothing to do with sleeping. They make great curtains - just cut the side edges along the top or bottom hem and slip them on a curtain rod. Sewn together, two sheets can make a super easy duvet cover. Cut them up, and they become table covers for night stands or banners for the walls. Sheets can be used to make a pile of decorative pillows to brighten up the bed. Use your imagination, and let the kids get involved. You may be surprised at the fun and ingenuity.Throw rugs bring in color and can be switched out easily and at little cost. They also do a great job of protecting the floor from damage, crumbs and kiddie messes. Lighting can also play a role in the decor of kids rooms. A bit of spray paint on an old shade or lamp base can make a big difference, and it's easy for the child to help with a simple project like this.
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