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All kids get obsessed with their favourite characters and quite often never really grow out of it. Even though it’s not a rule of the thumb, girls usually gravitate towards fairy tale princesses and boys towards superheroes from pop culture and comics. However, there is no real division here and their choice of a hero can range from powerful female characters such as Wonder Woman and Catwoman to those cool male protagonists such as Captain America, Superman, Batman or Spiderman.

By decorating your child’s room in a superhero theme, you’ll create a fun, cool and educational environment where they can develop their imagination. Here are several ideas to help you incorporate your child’s favourite superhero characters into their bedroom design.

Superhero walls

Consider the bedroom walls as empty canvases and utilize that space to showcase your kid’s superhero of choice. As an elegant solution, frame pictures of characters and hang them up, or to be more original if your kid can draw well, have them draw their favourite character and then proudly display it!

Another solution could be putting up movie posters, real-sized figure wall stickers, a mural or go full force, and do a feature wall with a superhero-themed wallpaper. You can also mix and match: do the bottom part of the wall in comic-inspired, black-and-white wallpaper and the upper part can feature coloured figures of a particular character.

Shelving and storage

Every kid’s bedroom is brimming with toys and it can be challenging to keep it tidy and organised. The key is having lots of shelving and practical storage. Moreover, if your child has a favourite superhero, they love to have them displayed and distinguished from the rest of the mix. They come in all shapes and forms all around the world and kids love collecting them. In the US, action figures and dolls are particularly popular, as are pop vinyl bobbleheads in Australia. No kid’s room is truly complete without their favourite superhero collection!

A great solution could be a hanging bookshelf shaped like Batman’s logo where you can put all the books, comics and figures, or it could even be shaped as Mjölnir or the Captain’s shield. For a more spacious solution, you can opt for a simple standing shelf with storage boxes that you can either paint or wrap in felt paper and add your kid’s favourite character’s logo.

The bed

Your child’s bed is another great place where you can incorporate their favourite superheroes. One option is to create a headboard with the superhero’s logo, or simply go with the superhero bedding, pillows or bedspread. In that way, you can even change it weekly, if your kid has several favourite characters!

Bedroom furniture

A unique way to incorporate superheroes into your kid’s bedroom is to customize different pieces of furniture by decorating them with comic book pages. You can do it on drawer fronts, desk tops or chairs. There are various techniques and they’re quite inexpensive. All you need is a bit of patience and creativity!

Unique superhero details

If you prefer to keep your kid’s room more neutral but still have their favourite superhero present, incorporate a few unique details and accent pieces. You can make letter cut-outs of your kid’s name and decoupage them with comic book pages and then hang them up on the wall. You can do the same with lampshades and wall clocks as well.

Finally, one of the most original and educational ways to utilize your kid’s obsession with superheroes is to add their famous quotes in frames and use them to create motivational messages, such as all superheroes are honest, kind, generous and tidy, which might get your kid to clean up their room more often!

With these tips, some good will and creativity, any room can easily be transformed into a real super kid’s room!

 

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Boy, teenagers can be tough to please. In fact, as a parent trying to preserve peace in the household while raising a couple of teens, you’re in for a rough ride. However, by providing your growing teens a sacred space where they can feel safe, productive, and free to just be themselves, you can help nurture a loving relationship and prevent any quarrels that may arise. With that in mind, here are ten teen bedroom ideas your kids are bound to love.

Encourage self-expression

More than anyone else, a teen needs to be able to express their uniqueness, so it’s a good idea to involve them into the process before springing for a floral wall pattern they’re going to hate. Or will they? You won’t know if you don’t ask.

Design a multi-purpose setting

This is not just a place where they should sleep and pretend to study, this is a place where they’ll spend their time socializing with friends, listening to music while thinking about how everyone else’s musical taste sucks, and just doing the things they love most. For this reason, the room not only needs to serve an aesthetic, but a functional purpose as well.

Introduce a statement wall

Speaking of aesthetics, you can bet that your teen will try to decorate an entire wall in their favorite art, or huge posters of their favorite actors, musicians, and, in rare cases, Neil deGrasse Tyson. Whatever the case may be, why not take the concept a step further by creating a statement wall boasting a colorful mural of their favorite celebrity? It sure beats a poster and it will make the room that much cooler!

How about a video game room?

Gaming has become an important part of the modern lifestyle, and there is no reason why your teen shouldn’t indulge every once in a while. Designing a gaming room can be a fun and rewarding project, so make sure your kid is a part of the entire process.

Add a chalkboard wall

You know what complements a great study area? A chalkboard wall where they can put they thoughts, tasks, and even write motivational quotes that will inspire them to study, yes, but also push towards achieving their long-term goals. Side note: the wall doesn’t have to be black, you know.

Build an intimate reading nook

Reading nooks are cool, and not enough teen rooms nowadays have one. Sure, the bed could serve the same purpose, but having a purpose-built space for reading is bound to get them away from their smartphone screes and transform them into lifelong learners.

Make storage easy to use

For some reason, teens hate storage space. How else do you explain all those clothes lying about everywhere, or that one lonely chair in the corner covered completely in dirty laundry? The best thing you can do is to provide the room with plenty of smart storage your kids will actually use.

Create a comfy, sociable space

Again, for reasons unknown, teens love sitting and lying anywhere but the areas designated for these activities. For this reason, you need to think outside of the box and provide plenty of sitting room they, and their friends will actually use. A floor seating area with pillows and bean bags usually does the trick.

Build a truly inspiring study area

Some teens love to study, but most of them don’t even know where they left their books when the school year began. To make your kid actually want to pick up a book and learn something, numerous factors will come into consideration, of which their surroundings will plat a vital role. The space needs to be conducive to productivity, so consider getting the right desk, chair, and equipping the area with all the essentials for a productive study session.

Let them choose their ideal color palette

Last but not least, teens tend to be very passionate about their likes and dislikes, and one of the biggest mistakes you can make is assuming that you know exactly what will appeal to their sense of aesthetics. Choosing colors for the room is a tricky task, and it would be a wise decision to create the color scheme with their help – something they will be able to enjoy completely. And hey, if they want a completely black theme, let them have it, it’s their room.

 

Designing a bedroom for a teenager is definitely not an easy task, especially if you think that you don’t have to include them into the process. However, by following these design tips, you will have no problem creating a safe and enjoyable space your teen is bound to love.

Designing a nursery or a kids’ room requires all sorts of considerations – from safety issues and coziness to visual interest and trends. And since this is a room for young minds that are yet to grow and explore, it  is also important to be creative and design a space that encourages playfulness and imagination. Here is a short guide that should help you create the dream-like room for your child.

Ditch the “Blue for Boys and Pink for Girls” Approach

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Choosing a color scheme for kids’ room is far more difficult than going with the usual gender stereotypes. The colors must be kid-friendly but also trendy. Follow the guidelines of the leading authority on colors, Pantone, and opt for gentle hues, such as soft terracotta, beige, light grey, pale turquoise and muted olive. While the prevailing colors should be soft, the accent should pop and create a fun contrast.

Materials Make a Huge Difference

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Materials you use in a nursery will impact not only the aesthetic appeal of the room, but also the wellbeing of your child. Because of this you have to make sure you use natural materials, such as timber, bamboo, cork, wool and organic cotton.

Furniture Style and Layout

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Modular furniture pieces will work the best for kids’ room especially when it comes to bed. One furniture piece should always make a strong statement – that can be a vintage crib in the nursery or a boat shaped bed in a small pirate’s room. The furniture should be arranged in a way that leaves space for playing in the center of the room and allows uninterrupted movement.

Organize to Maximize Space and Stylishness

Kids’ rooms are a fertile ground for clutter. Prevent that from happening by having their things perfectly organized. Bins, boxes and repurposed wine crates can serve as toy storage, shelves are perfect for books and figurines, and clothes should be placed in a dresser or (if you’re in luck) a walk-in closet. When arranging clothes, separate according function (special occasion, playtime, sleeping, bathing, etc.).

Add a Something Extra

This “something extra” will depend on the age of the child and other factors. If, for instance, you’re designing a nursery a rocking chair would be that perfect piece that makes the image complete. For toddlers and school kids, that can be a reading nook, an arts and crafts area, shelves with superhero figurines, etc.
Let there be light

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Let There Be Light

Sunlight is the healthiest light source for kids, so make sure your little one’s room has access to a large window which is not blocked with heavy drapes (use sheer or no curtains instead). As for the artificial light, kids’ room should include task lights for reading or playing. Also, you should have the option of dimming the lights, for the situations when it is too bright or too dark.

Personalize It

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Personalization has two different meanings here. For nursery rooms that is hanging photos of your baby or signs and prints with her name, date of birth, etc. For toddler’s and school kids’ rooms, that means adapting the room to their interests, hobbies and preferences. An adventurist will enjoy naturalistic and animal prints on wallpaper, a little superhero will want a wall adorned with superheroes’ masks, a ballerina will love a bed with canopy resembling her tutu skirt – the possibilities are endless.

This was our short guide on creating the perfect kids’ room, and if you are interested in more décor tips and ideas, you can find tonnes of  inspiration at Kids Interiors.

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Decorating a kids room is a challenge for many different reasons. At the age when they’re ready to have their own living space, kids are not yet independent enough to decide on their own about the way their room should look. It’s up to the parents to create the perfect balance between their choices and the child’s wishes. The adults are the ones who’ll make all the important decisions, like room design, furniture and wall colors. If you’re getting into this undertaking, first thing you should know that there is no universal rule on how the room should look. Every child is different, so embrace your child’s uniqueness before making all the decorating decisions. There are, however, few essential principles you should stick to, when it comes to kids room decorating.

Safety comes first

Being a parent means that you have your child’s safety in mind, and that is your absolute priority. Depending on the age of your kid, you’ll want to make sure the furniture and other room accessories are completely secure, and present no potential peril for him. When buying furniture, there are some characteristic you should keep in mind: it should be safe, comfortable, simple and functional. If you’re decorating the room for your toddler, it is crucial to avoid exposed electrical outlets and sharp corners of furniture, as well as all possible heavy and breakable items on the shelves. It would be wise to inform yourselves about basic safety issues prior big decorating action.

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Keep it age appropriate

There is no doubt that a toddler and a grade-schooler will have different needs and wishes when it comes to their room. Having this in mind, you should choose furniture based on your kids age and interest. In younger age, probably the room of your little one will be filled with toys for fun and education. Later on, when the schools starts, it’s the right time to place books on the shelves, geographical maps on the walls, writing table, a globe, etc. As your kid grows it will develop its own interests and will want to have part in decision making when it comes to his living space.

Make it timeless

Children grow faster than you can imagine. They’ll outgrow most of the furniture and the accessories pretty quickly, so you’ll have to think ahead when deciding for it. When choosing furniture, opt for neutral color palette, which you can, when the kid is small, decorate with fun and colorful disposable and changeable items, like pillows and coverings. Neutral colors are better options than stereotypically gender specific ones, like baby blue and pink. When buying furniture, don’t spend a lot of money on the items you’ll have to replace, like a chair or a table, once your child has outgrown them. One of the best investments you could make is multipurpose and transformative furniture.

Make it joyful and lively

The kid is a joy of life by itself, so it is important that the room that you have intend for your precious reflect all the happiness and the fun of the world. One of those changeable items which can make the room look exciting in just a few seconds are curtains. Depending on the theme of the room, you can have fun with different patterns and colors. The toys may serve great as a decoration, because they come in different colors and sizes, and they are definitely something your kid will love. Add a lot of different color pillows on the bed. Make learning a fun experience by placing educational toys and different books into the room. You can decorate the wall with photos or your kid’s drawings.

Know your kid’s likes and dislikes

Having its own room is a big step in a life of a child, it’s his first encounter with independence. The design of the room should reflect kid’s personality. Colors, accessories, bed, furniture, shelves should be appealing for your special little girl or boy. Be sure your child agrees with your decoration choices. If you’re planning a room for a school-grader or an adolescent, be sure to discuss with him/her about his interests. When a child is interested in sports, geography, music, travels, books, history, superheroes, etc, why not make it the central theme of the room? It will bring immense joy to your kid, and it will make your job a lot easier when it comes to coming up the theme of the room.

Enjoy the decoration along with your kid. Include him/her to the decision making and later on into decoration itself.

From the ancient times, colours have been important to human race. Each and every had a meaning, so that trend continued until today. Now we wear different coloured clothes, in order to reflect our mood, but this matter works vice-versa. We can also surround us with different colours, in order to boost different aspects of our personality. This is my guide on how colour of your rooms affects you. Take it into consideration next time you are going to repaint and redecorate.

 

Living room

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According to colour psychology, living rooms, as well as dining ones, should be painted in orange colour, for it is widespread knowledge that this shade inspires and improves digestion. In addition, it keeps you awake, so you surely wish it for the room where you spend most of the time. Also, the sense of warmth is important, for you wish for your guests to feel cozy and jolly at the same time.

 

Bedroom

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This is the room where all the passion is happening. You will definitely want to avoid using cold colours, such as blue, but instead, it is better to go with pink or red. These are connected with passion and to avoid your room to look a bit too muck reddish, break it out with the subtle usage of black, for these two combined are simply giving out the passion. Also, the furniture gives its impact, so it would be wise to go with natural tones, for the warmth of the wood is nice when combined, it will relax you, but not too much.

 

The Kitchen

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Your creativity is best shown among the yellow walls of the kitchen. This colour is considered to be lively, spry and inspiring for people who are exposed to it. Your cooking skills will surely get boosted, for those skills are based upon creativity. In addition, if you can set you kitchen to the north, you will add up a bit of Feng Shui to the mixture, so you will benefit on several fronts.

 

Kidsroom

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Tender and gentle, the temperament of kids and babies should be reflected in the colour of the walls. If you have a boy, take into consideration pale blue colour, and if you have a girl, pale or dirty pink is also great advice. But, if you don’t have kids yet, you can set for clean white, or a combination of those three. In any case, avoid dark, deep or suffocating colours. You can, however, break out the stillness, and to introduce darker tones of blue or green, but keep it limited, and only in few details.

 

Work room

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A place suited for your intellectual efforts should be painted in such manner, that it will increase your mental abilities. The most suitable colours for this, are definitely blue and green. First will often remind you of the stillness of the sea, enabling you to calm and settle down, and to settle your thoughts much faster. The latter will inspire you to feel the grass under your feet, invoking vigor and joy, giving you the boost in energy. But, you must be careful, for overstepping with those colours will backfire, and blue can be too cold and distant. Green, however, can get you too sleepy, or tired.

The key is to be modest and not to exaggerate.