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9 fun and functional ideas to spruce up your kiddo's room

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kids-room Feature and accent walls are a great way to add color to a space and experiment with smaller doses of brighter and bolder hues.

Giving a quirky makeover to your kid’s bedroom is a great excuse to play with colors and display. And trust us, ‘go to your room’ will no longer be considered a punishment for misbehavior if you adopt a fun update that banishes boredom and brings back creativity in your child’s personal space.

1. One should only use light colors for the walls of a child's bedroom and completely avoid harsh or loud colors. Choose from colors like baby pink, lime, light yellow and sky blue.

2. Furnishings should also be chosen wisely. Look at choosing cushions, bedspreads, and quilts, that have the inspiration of natural elements, like a cushion with embroidered animal figure or flowers or even playful objects.

3. Go for paper craft hanging or wall objects, which could act as a creative stimulator for the child.

4. A child's bedroom must be always filled with bright light. So make sure it has daylight in abundance. Only a combination of bright white and yellow lights should be opted for. Avoid dim lights.

5. Add some texture: Textured wall finishes in bright colors with pastel tones on surrounding walls make it easy to demarcate between study, play and other areas within smaller spaces. Dedicated corners in children's rooms may be created by using a different color scheme.

6. Textured walls (designer finishes) are the new favorites. These textures not only add more character to the room but also bring fun and individual personality to their space.

7. Choose a feature wall: feature and accent walls are a great way to add color to a space and experiment with smaller doses of brighter and bolder hues. Accent walls can also help you create color flow in a room by using the same color in fabrics, finishes, accessories, and furnishings. These walls work best to take away the stress of decorating a kid's room. Let your child choose a color for one wall and then choose a supporting color that you think will work well for the other walls.

8. Involve the child: consult your children when choosing colors for your home, and especially for their room, as it will make them feel involved in the process. While pink for a girl's room and blue for boy's room is a frequent choice, children and parents alike are open to experimenting with many more colors. Let children create dynamic color palettes for their rooms themselves. Tones such as lemon, lime, and orange are cheerful and childlike, yet easily evolve to accommodate teen years by simply swapping accessories. Orange, deep red, dark blue and grey, though not as conventional as pink and blue, are fast picking up as children room favorites too. These should be selected keeping in mind a theme for the room, especially while buying accessories like rugs, pillows, and curtains.

9. Add some glitter: Consider doing up a feature wall with glitter paints to add a magical touch to the room. Bright colors can make a wardrobe or study table visually appealing. Similarly, if the walls are brightly colored, then furniture in neutral tones should be used.

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