Dream room

Last updated 07:57 30/11/2012
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There are many ways to update your child's room.

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Transform your child's room into a space filled with intrigue and discovery that is still functional and easy to tidy.

When decorating the room, keep in mind there are ways to be creative and daring without having to update paint colours and curtains regularly.

For example, wallpaper the room with a contemporary patterned design in a neutral or pastel shade. It will act as a soft, textural background to the colourful toys and books in the room.

Find a fun and quirky lampshade that can easily be changed. A colourful rug either boldly striped or flamboyantly patterned will add a pop to the room.

Along with the need for plenty of storage space is a cosy bedtime area. Hang a sheer fabric canopy over the bed for a dreamy night's sleep. Select an interesting side table paired with a fun nightlight. Make sure your side table has a small cupboard to store a few necessities.

Utilise space under the bed with either built-in drawers or easy to reach box storage.

If the space allows for it, be a little luxurious when it comes to seating. Purchase a day bed with plenty of occasional cushions to snuggle up in and read stories. When your child's friends come to stay, throw the cushions off for an extra sleeping area. Otherwise look for a luxuriously upholstered rocking chair with a foot stool to relax.

Fit a blackboard to the wall for creative time. As they grow older, the blackboard can be used for homework and reminder notes. There are beautiful liquid chalks with vibrant colours. Keep one wall bare for your child's framed artwork over the years. Use the entire wall from top to bottom where they can create a wonderful, illustrated story.

Enjoy creating a beautiful life . . .

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