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Today, I am featuring Ms. Eva as a guest blogger who specializes in home interior design. Today, she is sharing with us some non typical room ideas for boy and girls. I hope you enjoy!
Go Beyond “Pink is
For Girls, Blue is For Boys” Bedroom Decoration
Hello everyone. I am Eva Stephen and I am
feeling so excited to be at Cherry Blossoms. Thanks to Heidi who gave me an
opportunity to talk to her readers. I always look for new and different ideas to
style living spaces. I hope all the boys and girls like my ideas and share
their thoughts in the comments section. You may also see me at Google+and @EvaStephen1.
Sometimes it is difficult to figure out whether girls love
pink and boys love blue because that’s somehow inherent, or because parents
often choose these colours for them without much planning. It’s only natural
that pink is for princesses, and blue for little rascals, right?
Wrong. When you look at children dressed in vibrant yellow, mysterious purple,
lively green and all other wonderful shades of different colours, it’s a little
sad to be missing out on such variety of visual delight.
The same goes for colours in your children’s bedrooms. Use them, don’t miss out
on the colourful fun.
Tips for Girls’ Room
Would you say that this was a girl’s or a boy’s room?
Though blue walls might trick us for a second, there’s no doubt this is a tidy
girl’s room. Butterflies, gentle white canopy, purple picture frame and flowers
on the nightstand are subtle, stylish, but obvious enough hints that tell us a
girl occupies this place. Maybe a teenager, because there is no sign of
childish toys scattered around.
Now let’s take a look at this bold and modern approach to a girl’s room
Modern design of this bedroom’s furniture is well balanced with wardrobe hearts, books
and stuffed toys. This, again, cannot be mistaken for a small child’s bedroom,
but it is a very stylish and beautiful primary or high school kid’s sanctuary. Check
out some latest collection of children’s
beds from Shop 4 Furniture.
Use white, purple or even green and blue to
interfere with too much pink, place unexpected object on walls, experiment with
bed design and you’ll get a wonderfully delightful girl’s bedroom.What do boys want
Boys usually want either a treasure island adventure, a dangerous pirate chase
or a warfare right there in the middle of their bedroom. You don’t even have to
have any imagination, just listen to what your child wants. A bed in the shape
of a car? Not impossible. Walls covered with life size animals? Done. Spiderman
webs hanging from the ceiling? Piece of cake.
If you are not concerned about your budget, you’d want to equip your son’s
bedroom with the latest technology gadgets, not only so that your boy can brag
to his friends, but also to be able to learn new things. Innovative things can
be as good or as bad as you let them. Check out some cool gadgets for boys from
That means you should not let your kid spend all day playing
violent computer games, but you should spend time teaching him about remote
planets using a telescope, playing educational interactive games, etc.
There are more frugal ways to have an equally “educational” and entertaining
bedroom. You can buy inexpensive rugs, wall stickers, posters and toys (or make
some of this yourself) that would fit in with your boy’s interest. If he’s into
asking questions about the far-away lands, he might enjoy spending time in
something like this:
If he is a future football player celebrity, you’d want to
make sure his walls are covered with posters of famous football players, his
rug has his favourite team’s flag pattern and his alarm clock is in the shape
of a football.
Decorating a children’s bedroom can be lots of fun for the whole family. You
just need to think outside the box and listen to what your child wants. Forget
about tradition and let fantasy be your guide.
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Thank you for reading cherry blossoms.