Girl(4) and Boy(2) bedroom idea

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Old 01-05-04, 01:00 PM
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Girl(4) and Boy(2) bedroom idea

My two children share a room. They have a large room, and I need ideas on how to make the room good for each child (girl and boy?)

Any idea's on paint colour or themes.

Ages are 4 and 2.

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Old 01-06-04, 09:10 AM
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what a FUN project!!! kids' rooms are my favorite rooms to decorate! go crazy and have FUN!!!

i think you have 2 basic options to build on:

Option #1: pick a unisex theme that they'd both like, and decorate each child's side basically the same. for example, use a character ensemble they both like that's neither too girly nor too boyish (Blue's Clues, Crayolas, Snoopy, Sesame Street, etc) or do a non-descript theme just using bright colors they both like [either primary colors (red, blue, green, yellow) or the "brights" (fuscha, purple, jade, royal blue)] and mix & match sheets & bedding in solids & stripes & polka dots or whatever you can find.

a personal dream of mine has always been to take a room & paint each wall, floor to ceiling, with a different color. it sounds busy, but it really wouldn't be. if you could find bedding sets that had a simple pattern using multiple bright colors (polka dot, color blocked, etc), you could easily pull this off and it would be adorable! (you'd probably want the furniture to be all white or all stained, so it's not too busy).

Option #2: if they can't agree on a specific theme, then paint (or wallpaper) the room with something you can use as a basis for both of them. for example, a faux-finish that looks like faded denim (chambray) for the walls. then you can do the girl's side in pastels that incorporate the light blue color, and the boy's side in whatever he's "into" that would also go with the denim. each child's side of the room would be very different, but they'd be unified by the blue walls.

if you have 2 windows in the room, make sure you treat them both the same, to tie it all together.

if i were you, i'd decide on 3 versions that you like, and then let them pick. that way, they'll feel like they got to choose how their room was decorated, and you're assured that you'll like what they pick!!!
 
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