Making Decorating Your Child’s Bedroom A Fun Way To Get Your Child Involved

Children are visual creatures. They love bright and colorful things. Dull colors and items do not excite them. Children also store a lot of energy within them and when left with nothing to do, they would get involved in all sorts of mischief resulting in chaos within the house. As a parent, I am sure that this is the last thing you want in your home. You, therefore, have to come up with creative ways to keep your children busy and one of the best activities that you can get your kids involved in is decorating their rooms. Since your kids will be spending most of their time in their rooms, getting them involved in the decoration is a great way to bring their creativity and uniqueness into play. Your kid’s bedroom is not just their sleep quarters but their play areas as well, and you should factor this in the decoration as well. Here are great tips on how to make decorating your child’s bedroom a fun way to get your child involved.

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  1. A blackboard wall.

Repainting your child’s room is a great way to decorate your kid’s room. However, rather than going with normal paint on all the walls, you can pick one wall and paint it with blackboard paint.  The advantage of this goes beyond giving the room a fresh look in that the wall painted with blackboard paint can be used as a learning tool. Homework and school assignments can be written on the wall to serve as reminders. You can also use the wall to teach your kids math and explain other concepts using diagrams. When painting the room, you can get your kids involved by letting them help you mix the paint and painting portions of the wall.

  1. Picture walls are a great way to get your child involved.

This is another way to get your kids involved in room decoration. They can make designs of different images on paper and hang them on a thread on one of the walls. Since all the materials needed for this decoration move are items that you can find in your home or can be purchased at your local store, this decoration move is, therefore, cheap and cost effective. The children will also be amused to see their creations on display and this could spur further creativity in them.

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  1. Dual-purpose beds.

Since kid’s rooms serve a lot of purposes, it’s advisable to decorate your kid’s room with multi-purpose items for greater versatility. You can add a baby cot mattress that can be used for sleeping at night and as a sofa during the day.

  1. Organize appropriately.

The playful nature of kids could result in disorganized rooms. Disorganized rooms are a safety hazard as well since misplaced toys and furniture can trip and injure the kids and other people in the rooms. The messy nature of disorganized rooms also makes any decorations within the room not to stand out. When organizing your child’s room, get your kids involved and let them know where to keep their toys when they are done with them. It also teaches them the essence of proper organization and management. It’s advisable to have a storage unit within the kid’s room where your kids will store their toys and learning materials.

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  1. Create mini learning centers in the kid’s rooms.

Your kid’s room should not just be sleep and play centers. They should use their rooms for their homework and learning activities. This necessitates that you set up a learning center in your child’s room. For this, you will need a table, a chair and probably a table lamp. Get your kids to help you when you are shopping for these items and setting them up. Let them pick the furniture in the colors that they like as this will make them eager to use them for learning purposes.


When decorating your child’s room, it is also advisable to get the children involved since after all, they will be spending most of the time in those rooms. Involving them also provides you with a great opportunity to bond with your child.


How To Fuse Your Bedroom And Workspace Together In A Stylish And Functional Manner

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A lot of people work from home these days. If you’re one of the home-based workers, you know how important the workspace actually is when it comes to your productivity and efficiency. But what happens when you simply don’t have any extra space for your own home office? Setting up your work corner in the kitchen or dining room is out of the question. The living room may be an acceptable choice, but things can get pretty busy and hectic there, which can disturb your concentration. In that respect, the bedroom is definitely the most plausible option. If you want to learn how to functionally fuse your bedroom with workspace, check out the following ideas.

1. Keep these areas separated

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The most important issue to address when setting up your workspace in the bedroom is to avoid these two different aspects of your life clashing with each other. Not only does this look messy and awkward, but you won’t be able to utilize the best of your work productivity or rest comfortably when it’s time for sleep. If your bedroom is not divided into several areas, you can separate your workspace from the rest of your bedroom with curtains, screen doors and other interesting dividing techniques.

2. Smart desk positioning

It’s not only enough to create a physical separation between your bedroom and workspace. If you can see your bed from where you’re sitting during your working hours, you will still struggle with work efficiency. In that respect, the best option is to position your desk so that it looks at the wall or window. Whatever position you find suitable for your needs, it’s essential that you have your back to your bed all the time.

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3. Create more space

If you’re experiencing some trouble regarding the really limited space you have in your bedroom, then create more of it! One interesting way to add more space for your working area as well as separate yourself from the rest of the room is by setting up your desk, computer and other work essentials into your wardrobe. This means that you will have to reorganize your clothes so that they could fit in another wardrobe, but if you manage to do that, you’ll be all set up. Once you’re done with work, you can just close the wardrobe doors and relax in your sleep chamber.

4. Use the right décor

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Apart from functionality, you should also consider the stylish aspect of both your bedroom and workspace. While you shouldn’t overstuff your working area with decorative pieces and mementos, it shouldn’t be completely plain either. Still, even though you should do your best to separate the workspace from the rest of your bedroom, the items and décor details that you use shouldn’t look mismatched. In that respect, try to introduce some individuality to your workspace with self-adhesive wallpaper, plants, shelves and other details that would still keep the harmony of the overall décor style you have in your bedroom.

5. Don’t neglect your bedroom

The desire to make your workspace as functional as possible can make you unaware of the fact that your bedroom comfort is equally important. If you want to make this arrangement work, you need to be satisfied with both your bedroom and workspace. Therefore, make sure that your bed offers proper support. You can look into Bedworks quality mattresses online if you feel pain after waking up, declutter your bedroom of unused clothes and excess detail, put up motivational paintings, and use cushion and bed covers that suit your personal taste. Of course, don’t forget to introduce a bit of greenery to this area for some added benefits.

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As long as you don’t favor one aspect over the other, keep the two areas separated, but hold onto the same style and décor technique, you can effectively fuse your bedroom and workspace together. You’re doing all of this for yourself, so make sure that you always keep in mind the things that inspire, motivate and soothe you the best.

Everyone Deserves A Little Bit Of Nordic Style By Zoe Clark

1What comes to your mind when you think of Scandinavia? Apart from polar nights, long winters, and a penchant for technology, Europe’s far north is also famous for its stylish interior design. An expression of effortless elegance and inimitable unity of function and aesthetics, Nordic décor does away with superficial ornaments and visual noise, and it is also very simple to achieve. Everyone deserves a little bit of the Scandinavian no-nonsense vibe in their living area – and here are a few ways on how to carry out a budget-friendly home update following in the Nordic footsteps.

No carpets, please!


Although winters in Northern Europe are known for biting winds and extremely low temperatures, carpets and rugs never gained widespread popularity among Scandinavian homeowners. To recreate the Nordic feel, pull back the carpeting and expose hardwood floors. Often coated by a matte varnish or painted white, bare floorboards in Scandinavian homes require less maintenance and are much easier to clean than lavish carpeting, so you will be hitting two boons with one simple décor tweak.

White and crisp as snow


The dominant colour scheme in Scandinavian homes relies heavily on neutral hues. Although one would think Northerners are sick of seeing white expanses all around them, walls and furnishings in Nordic homes are often executed in white to maximize reflection of natural light during long glum winter days. Pastel tones such as beige, grey, baby blue, and light green can be used as sparing accents to break the décor monotony, but their deployment is usually limited to bed linens, cushions, tableware, or an odd accent wall. If you are looking to add an accent or two, reworking your upholstering can be the easiest and most affordable.

One with Nature


Scandinavians are fond of nature, and they often add potted plants to their living areas as cute reminders that grim winters will eventually end, ceding the throne to verdant spring. Tiny botanical gardens in a vacant corner of the room will increase visual interest of the Nordic home, while cute cacti lined up on bookshelves or desktop, storage baskets made from natural materials, a bunch of flowers on the dining table, or a few succulents on the windowsill will help break the monochromatic look and spruce up the vibe in the room.

Clean lines and soft edges


Even tableware in Scandinavian homes is pared down and subordinated to function rather than visual extravaganza. Nordic-inspired plates, trays, and mugs embody the straightforward, simplistic attitude of Scandinavia: no needless distractions, use of natural materials, and accent on purpose and longevity supplement the classical feel in a Scandi home. Often crafted from clay, wood, or brass, kitchen utensils and containers mimic the austerity of nature in the Nordic regions while still conveying a powerful message about simplicity and everlasting minimal style.

Let there be light


Since Europe’s far north suffers from dire lack of natural light during winters, Nordic designers love to experiment with shapes and sizes in lamp designs. In this way, function marries form in often fascinating pieces of light art: contemporary and sophisticated, lighting fixtures in Scandinavian homes have aesthetic value and often add a note of playfulness and creativity without compromising the Nordic emphasis on purpose, colour balance, and plain décor.

A Scandinavian garden tale


The Nordic look can be transplanted into the backyard to a highly pleasing effect. White garden furnishings, wooden benches, simplistic yard art, minimalist statues, and tables topped by large beeswax candles will help recreate the feel of a Scandinavian fairytale al fresco. You can also adorn the garden table with weatherproof fabrics in neutral hues for a Nordic-inspired outdoor makeover, and display foliage in horn-like pots, vases, and plant hangers like a true Viking.

Charming, simple, and easy to replicate, Nordic décor revolves around practicality, unity with nature, and minimalist elegance. A return to the basics and evergreen design, Scandinavian look is true eye-candy, and if executed with care, it will make you fall in love with your space like no other décor out there.

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Moving: Packing Your Living Room / Decor

How to Pack Living Room Furniture and Decor

  • Wrap wall hangings with furniture pads or use mirror boxes for those pieces. Pack flat items like framed art or mirrors on their edges (standing up).
  • Wrap individual home décor pieces in packing paper and pack several items together in a box. See how to pack picture frames, knickknacks, and other decorative items in more detail with our how-to video.
  • Use the nesting method for lamp shades and pack several in a box at once, or use specialty lamp boxes for taller lamps. Watch how to pack a lamp in this tutorial.
  • Watch our videos to learn how to pack CDs, DVDs, and video games, along with how to pack books and other entertainment collections.
  • Use the original box to pack your computer, printer, or other electronics if you have them. Our step-by-step guide to packing a computer and electronics will show you how to handle the cords and accessories.