4 ways with... KIDS’ SPA­CES

Take in­spi­ra­tion from these bright ideas for mak­ing chil­dren’s bed­rooms and play ar­eas cheer­ful, dis­tinc­tive and or­gan­ised 1

NZ House & Garden - Country Living - - Cottage Charm Design File -

There are many ways to dec­o­rate a child’s room so it be­comes a place to en­joy be­ing in – and there’s no need to bust the bud­get.

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A sooth­ing wall colour, like this soft pink, will ease a child into sleep. Cheery prints keep it fresh, or add florals for a more nos­tal­gic feel. Se­cond-hand, hard-wear­ing wooden fur­ni­ture can be changed up with paint or new hard­ware. The wall hang­ing is a sim­ple sewing project us­ing fab­ric rem­nants.

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Stor­age

units with mul­ti­ple com­part­ments are bril­liant for or­gan­i­sa­tion and can be used for dif­fer­ent types of items as needs change. La­bel low cup­boards to en­cour­age kids to find the right place for their things and use the top, out-of-reach ones for less-used items, like out-grown toys.

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Pat­terned

wall­pa­per may feel like a risky choice but a de­sign with mul­ti­ple colours can lend it­self to a range of decor op­tions. Re­paint­ing this ta­ble and chang­ing the linen and cush­ion would cre­ate a new look with min­i­mal cost.

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Cre­ate wall art us­ing fab­ric and dou­ble-sided heat bond, or spray or liq­uid starch for an eas­ily re­moved de­sign. Look on­line for tu­to­ri­als and home-made starch recipes.

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