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Whether you're a first-time parent or a veteran, if you have kids, you need this book. A collection of original ideas for decorating, furnishing, and organizing space for children of all ages, from newborn to young adult, The Smart Approach to Kids' Rooms offers practical advice on everything from choosing a color scheme to eliminating clutter. Plus, you'll find great tips for putting a personal touch into your plans with easy decorative paint techniques, as well as thoughtful information.

- Easy-to-follow steps guide you through all phases of the design process. Topics covered: assessing the space; planning a budget; working with color; buying furniture; and selecting wall, floor, and window treatments

- Specific guidelines for newborn, toddler, young school-age, and teen-to-adult bedrooms

- Lots of safety tips

- Illustrated solutions to the most common decorating problems

- Over 200 beautiful full-color photographs


Synopsis:

Ideas for decorating, furnishing, designing, and organizing space for children. Provides practical design advice and safety tips. Over 200 color photos.

Synopsis:

The Smart Approach to Kids' Rooms-Planning, Designing, Decorating joins the Smart Approach series, which guides the reader through the process of interior design. This book focuses on the needs of children ranging from newborns to young adults. Topics include: how to work with space and color; develop a budget; select age-appropriate themes, furniture, window, wall, and floor treatments; buy a mattress; organize storage; create safe work, play and sleep areas; and plan a room to be shared by two. Easy tips for adding personality with paint or customizing furniture are accompanied by attractive four-color photography or illustrations. Many beautiful photographs of professionally designed children's rooms give the readers inspiration and ideas to share with their children.

About the Author

Author Megan Connelly writes regularly about home decorating and design topics for numerous national publications.

Table of Contents

The New Smart Approach to Kids' Rooms

Table of Contents

Introduction 8

Chapter One A Good Place to Start 12

• Evaluating the Space

• Shared Space

• Developing a Budget

Chapter Two

Making Magic with Color 30

• How Color Works

• Pattern

• Texture

• Pulling It All Together

Chapter Three

Great Furniture Ideas 46

• Sleeping Arrangements

• Case Goods

• Good Furniture Construction

• Upholstered Furniture

• Lamps and Other Lighting Fixtures

Chapter Four

Walls, Windows & Floors 70 

• Wall Treatments

• Window Treatments

• Flooring

Chapter Five

Decorating the Nursery 92

• Planning

• Design Decisions

• Pulling Together a Look

Chapter Six

Designs Toddlers Will Love 108

• Getting Started

• A Room Plan

• Decorating for Toddlers

Chapter Seven

Expanding Young Horizons 126

• Organizing Ideas

• A Room Plan

• Decorating

Chapter Eight

Stylish Teen Havens 144

• Do It Their Way

• Getting Started

• A Room Plan n Decorating

Chapter Nine

Adapted for Special Needs 164

• Levels of Ability

• Allergy and Asthma Issues

• Fine Tuning

Chapter Ten

Bathrooms Designed for Kids 176

• Sensible Basics • Caring for Baby

• Helping Preschoolers

• Accommodating School-Age Kids

Appendix 186

Resource guide 192

Glossary 196

Index 202

Credits 207


Product Details

ISBN:
9781580110273
Subtitle:
Planning, Designing, Decorating
Other:
Connelly, Megan
Author:
Connelly, Megan
Publisher:
Creative Homeowner
Location:
Upper Saddle River, N.J. :
Subject:
Decorating
Subject:
Interior decoration
Subject:
Decoration & Ornament
Subject:
Remodeling & Renovation - Children's Rooms
Subject:
Children's rooms
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series:
Smart Approach To...
Series Volume:
no. 15
Publication Date:
20000428
Binding:
TP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
10.02x9.06x.68 in. 1.75 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Ideas for decorating, furnishing, designing, and organizing space for children. Provides practical design advice and safety tips. Over 200 color photos.

"Synopsis" by , The Smart Approach to Kids' Rooms-Planning, Designing, Decorating joins the Smart Approach series, which guides the reader through the process of interior design. This book focuses on the needs of children ranging from newborns to young adults. Topics include: how to work with space and color; develop a budget; select age-appropriate themes, furniture, window, wall, and floor treatments; buy a mattress; organize storage; create safe work, play and sleep areas; and plan a room to be shared by two. Easy tips for adding personality with paint or customizing furniture are accompanied by attractive four-color photography or illustrations. Many beautiful photographs of professionally designed children's rooms give the readers inspiration and ideas to share with their children.

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