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How to include Fashion when decorating your child’s room

26/06/2013 | Room to Grow | by Catherine Godiva

One of the most fun things that you can do with your child is to help them decorate their room. Indeed, although the average young child isn’t quite capable of appreciating high design and fashion just yet, most know what types of colors and shapes that they like and will be excited to be a part of choosing them. Allowing them to do so can help them express their individuality and inspire their creativity.

If you’re just getting started you should begin with the basics. If you’re painting their walls then let them help choose the color (as long as it’s not too garish of course). Once that is done you can start looking at other decorative and fashionable items that match the room and also look for artwork and decorations that are in line with your child’s interests. Not only that but you can even add a bit of educational value with the right types of posters and other inspirational items.

If you’re choosing artwork you should stop and consider how it works today and also if it will continue to work for your child in the future. One good question to ask yourself is if you are personalizing this room for one child only or if the items you are purchasing now could be used in a future child’s room.

Decorative tiles or letters that spell out their name and growth charts that hang on the wall are a great way to personalize a child’s room and add a bit of fashion flare at the same time. That being said, if you’ve chosen a specific color scheme for the room you may wish to go with items that flow with said scheme. Child psychologist will tell you that it’s not a good idea to have extremely contrasting colors in your child’s room as it can disrupt them psychologically.

Something really cool that you can do for your child is to have their favorite book or favorite piece of artwork, reproduced in canvas to hang on their wall. These will usually cost a bit less than a hand painted originals as well so keep that in mind if you’re on a budget. Of course one of the cheapest things to do is to frame your child’s original artwork and use it to decorate their room, something that will not only look nice but boost their self-esteem.

When all is said and done the most important factor when decorating your child’s room is to have fun and let them express their creativity (up until they reach your budget, of course). Doing this will not only give them a lot of valuable life lessons but also help you and your child to create stronger, longer lasting family bonds.

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