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Creating Children’s Rooms
Libby Norman offers you 100s of designs and decorating ideas that’s sure to put even the most fragile of parents at ease.
Price: R196.31

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Decorating your child’s room shouldn’t make you want to pull your hair out; nor is it just about slapping some paint on the walls and moving in furniture. Your child’s room should reflect their personality and interest, no matter how young they may be. If it’s a nursery, the room should preferably have a theme to allow some sort of flow; after all, it is your child’s first room.

In her book, Libby Norman shows us that making the room a solid colour with a set theme isn’t always a good idea as things may change as the child gets older. Rather, keep the palette gender neutral and the design flexible. Try introducing gender specific elements on the walls and in the accessories, like rose buds and fairies for your baby girl and a nautical theme or cars for your baby boys. These nifty suggestions can be very accommodative of your budget. As your child gets older, they may develop different interests and also may have specific needs and likes – all to which their room needs to be able to adjust too.

I love how the book touches on layout and flooring of the room, space saving ways for parent and child, stencils and different art works to make the room unique while at the same time, it introduces ways to make boring furniture look fun. A must-read for all parents.

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