at this age are very clear on what they like and what
they don't, so including them in the decision process
is a great way to give them a sense of ownership and pride
in their new room.
Create a bedroom for your child that is far more than
a place to sleep. Start with the basics, add a few special
touches, and it can also be a place to play, study and
dream. Remember to include space to do homework, entertain
friends and showcase his athletic trophies and awards.
Kids beds must be sturdy enough
to withstand a child's high energy. A child-sized dresser
encourages independence by making it easy for little ones
to reach clothing. Add a nightstand so a lamp
and bedtime stories can be close at hand. A cozy
rug keeps feet warm, and drapes and rods pull the
room together and soften the setting.
Personal touches are what make any room special. Hang
your child's art on the walls, create space for a collection
of favorite books, and store toys in an appealing, easy-to-open
toy chest. The result is a bedroom your child will be
thrilled to call his own.
Transforming your child's bedroom from an ordinary space
into a special room that's all his own can be surprisingly
easy and affordable. If you're changing the room as your
kids grow, these simple tips can take a space from so-so
to stellar, making it a place your child will love.
WALLS: The fastest
way to give a room new life is to change the look of
the walls. You can apply a fresh coat of paint or add
your own designs with stencils and stamps.
clean up the clutter. Look for attractive
storage solutions like wicker baskets, bins and
totes. These pieces make it easy for your kids to keep
their rooms tidy. A toy chest can be used to store larger
pieces and doubles as a place to sit. Place books on
shelves so your kids can access their favorites. If
you're still tight on space, mount two or three pegs
on the wall at your child's height — they're a great
way to get your kids to hang up their coats.
BEDDING: One easy
way to create a great new look is to select bedding
that mixes and matches easily. We offer a wide
variety of coordinating bedding options, from sports,
to outer space to bright plaids
Finally, tie the space together with eye-catching accents.
Top a nightstand with a lamp and colorful shade, and
hang a shelf on the wall to showcase your child's prized
collections or framed artwork. Center the room with
a colorful rug for warmth and textural contrast. Finish
with window treatments.
Here's a couple more of must-have features for children's
Extra beds Be ready
for sleepovers! Consider adding a daybed to your boy's
bedroom, or opt for trundle beds if you don't have much
Areas for work-in-progress
Buy a special table where he can work on his own projects
from paintings to homework, from puzzles to castles.
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Put a magical rainbow on your wall or ceiling, day or night – and transform your room into a wonderland.
* Projects a prismatic rainbow arc of color on a wall or ceiling
* LED lights recreate the natural colors of a real rainbow
* Motion-activated sensor lets you turn the rainbow on and off with the wave of a hand
* Automatic shut-off
* Includes an instruction manual and colorful rainbow facts
Make your room an even better place to hang out and relax, with nature's most beautiful light show at your command.