Pompano Beach, FL (PRWEB) January 10, 2006
"When parents try to come up with decorating themes for their kids rooms, they should think like a child," says Michael Holland, creator of http://www.kids-rooms-and-crafts.com, a new Web site dedicated to decorating kids rooms.
They shouldn't limit their choices to prepackaged ideas found in slick catalogs. That's no fun.
By using a little imagination, it's easy for parents to generate decorating themes that are often better than something store bought. And it can done without pulling out their hair or breaking the bank!
There are lots of resources around that can be used for inspiration in decorating kids rooms. Here are just a few to get the decorating juices flowing:
1) A child’s favorite books. Regardless of a child’s age, the books he or she enjoys reading or that have been read to them is a good indicator of what appeals to them. If they are in school, parents should take a close look at the books their children read by choice rather than those assigned by teachers.
2) A kids’s favorite outfit. Whether it’s a cute little pink dress with ruffles or a camouflage t-shirt and faded jeans, a child’s most treasured outfits are a good measure of his or her tastes. This can give parents insight into color preferences, accessory ideas, etc.
3) A child’s favorite music. It could be a classical guitarist's soft notes or the raging bass of a hip-hop beat that makes a child’s feet move. Parents should pay attention, a child’s choice in music can be a great inspiration for kids rooms decorating ideas. For example, using posters as a start or anchor, a room can be easily transformed into an amazing music-themed space.
Now, all these resources for decorating kids room have one common element...the child. At a very early age, children begin developing their own likes and dislikes. Don't believe me? Then, try feeding a toddler vegetables for a few days.
It won't take long to quickly remember that even toddlers know immediately whether they prefer peaches or green beans.
Whether considering themes for kids rooms, building a sandcastle or pleading their cases for a later bedtime, children don’t impose the same limitations on their ideas as adults.
If an idea is practical from a child’s point of view, then he or she will find a way to make it work.
For example, ottomans become stagecoaches, braided rugs become magic carpets, and the floor becomes a circus arena or an ice-skating rink.
"For original kids rooms ideas that parents can actually use, I suggest they watch a group of children at play," says Michael. They’ll see the fruits of unlimited imagination.
In addition, all sorts of kids rooms decorating possibilities exist in things already in the home.
Parents should look at things they've packed away through the eyes of a child. Children see things for all they can be instead of limiting items to a singular purpose. What about that awful velvet painting? It could be a perfect frame for a child’s favorite poster...just imagine it!
Michael Holland is creator of the Web sites
http://www.home-decorating-made-easy.com. His sites offer lots of free tips and ideas for decorating kids rooms and all rooms your home. And if you'd like to get advertising-free decorating advice delivered direcly to your computer desktop just visit and subscribe to their RSS feeds.