Back To School Time – Transform Your Child’s Room

It’s back-to-school time!

Excitement is running high!

It’s a new school year and time to start fresh and try out new looks for your child’s room.

Decorating is a fun project for all!

10 cool decorating ideas

1. To help your kids stay organized, keep things at their height. Closet storage, benches and coat racks will all be used more often if kids can get to them easily.

2. Try creating a continuous art center by using wainscoting in a room and painting the wall below with chalkboard paint. You can get chalkboard paint in the color of your choice. Simply paint up to a chair rail or install your own and paint below.

3. Most craft and hobby stores sell an additive to paint that allows it to glow in the dark. Try painting stars and a moon on your child’s ceiling or a cityscape around the edge of the room. This will get them excited about turning out the lights at night.

4. Removable wall transfers are becoming increasingly affordable and the range of patterns and styles grows every day. Call them temporary wall tattoos and let your kid have fun decorating their room in a way you know you won’t have to fix later.

5. Kids are collectors, so make collecting easy. Pictures and postcards don’t always have to be stuck to a corkboard. Try hanging them from strings in front of a window or clipping them to a string along the wall to create an interactive border in a room.

6. All kids want display space. Galvanized metal is fairly inexpensive and can be purchased in sheets at most home improvement stores. Just mount on the wall and you have an instant magnetic board.

7. Check your local art and crafts store for peel-and-stick cork. You can cut out any shape, simply peel off the backing and attach to any wall for fun pin-up space.

8. Rather than a traditional growth chart put a border around the room. Each month you can use non-toxic, water-based paint to put the child’s handprint in the border. Watch them grow together.

9. Be sure to include multiple kinds of lighting in a kid’s room. Overall lighting is a necessity but so is a reading light. It may even help them find the bathroom in the middle of the night.

10. If you are painting a dresser or other furniture you know the child will grow out of be sure to let them help with this part of the decorating project. The child could also put their signature on it with personal handprints or fingerprints for a polka-dot design.

 

 

 

 

About The Author

Jolie Powell

Jolie Powell has been a distinguised leader in the Real Estate industry since 1987. Prior to entering the world of Real Estate, she worked as a TV producer for the Advertising Agency, Dancer Fitzgerald Sample in NYC. Jolie's expertise in counseling buyers and sellers brings people together from Long Island, and indeed, Globally! Having lived abroad and traveled extensively, Jolie has an excellent understanding of many cultures. As a Cuban-born American, she is fluent in Spanish and communicates well with international clients relocating to the North Shore of Long Island. Jolie is proud of the high level of trust she and her clients have established and looks forward to continue building exceptional client/broker relationships.

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