Kids Rooms

Kids Rooms

Focused on kid spaces of every kind, Kids Rooms magazine delivers decorating ideas for nurseries, bedrooms, playrooms, and more. Stories about storage tips, make-it-yourself artwork, and how to encourage unplugged playtime give parents additional resources for making the most of any kid's space.

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from the editors

There’s something magical about being a child. And when we decorate rooms with whimsical motifs and happy hues, we all get to experience the wonder of childhood. In this issue of Kids Rooms we’ll show you how to bring walls to life, carve out room for make-believe, decorate with a theme, and so much more. We head to outer space in “Starry Night,” page 44; tap into easy (and oh-so-cute!) DIY wall art in “Arts and Crafts,” page 8; and visit a young girl in a “she shed” decorated with finds paid for with pocket money in “Teen Retreat,” page 52. Plus, we didn’t forget that kids inherently come with a lot of stuff! We’ve got you covered with decluttering ideas in “Clean Up Your Clutter Zones,” page 48, and homemade solutions…

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market fresh

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arts and crafts

DO IT YOURSELF Fill a large tray (think tinfoil bakeware or plastic paint tray) with shaving cream, and drip a few drops of food coloring on top. Use a toothpick to swirl the food coloring into the shaving cream. Place a piece of watercolor paper flat onto the shaving cream, then peel off. Scrape away excess shaving cream with a credit card or similar object. Lay flat to dry. Once dry, adhere a letter decal in the center of the paper and frame. Design tip: Add more food coloring to increase the vibrancy, or use the end of a paintbrush or spoon to make larger swirls or spread the shaving cream in zigzag patterns. DO IT YOURSELF Tape a rainbow pattern onto a 1/2-inch-thick wood panel (our wood is 14 inches tall and…

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child’s play

Having a baby usually comes with an avalanche of stuff that only seems to grow as children start to walk and talk (and watch YouTube channels dedicated to opening toys). But with space at a premium in their California home and three kids—with a fourth on the way—Carissa and Eddie Chu are committed to embracing items with a purpose and avoiding stuff for stuff’s sake. By focusing on things that fire up the imaginations of Ellie, 8, Dominic, 6, and Kenzie, 2—such as books, blocks, and crafts—Carissa and Eddie keep the focus on what the kids truly use to ensure playtime and everyday life is easier to manage. “I find that if spaces are uncluttered and everything has its place, the kids use what they have in more meaningful ways,” Carissa…

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timeless picks

1. Gather Input Talk with your kids about what colors they like. If you can work in elements you all love, everyone will want to hang out in the space. Graf suggests avoiding ultrabright hues—which are a default go-to for kids—because they typically don’t age well. Instead, explore sophisticated versions with more staying power, such as matte corals instead of cotton-candy pinks and stylish citron versus neon yellow. 2. Invest in Durable Fabrics “Few people realize how many washable, stain-treated, nano-tech options are available in fabrics today,” Graf says. Many come in playful patterns with universal appeal for kids and adults. Use these tough fabrics to cover chairs and bench seating or at windows that may be subjected to sticky fingers. 3. Build a Neutral Base White walls, wood surfaces, woven window treatments, and black…

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closet smarts

1. Maximize Vertical Space Install additional rods so you can doubleor even triple-hang baby, toddler, and preschool-age kids’ clothes. Fold pants over hangers to reduce the amount of long hanging space needed. 2. Be Transparent Stash small items, such as shoes and socks, in see-through bins or mesh baskets so children can see what’s in the containers for quick finding—and putting away. 3. Rotate by Season Place off-season items, including snow boots and bulky jackets or sandals and pool gear, on the highest shelf. Choose sturdy containers for long-term storage and label the bins to remind you what’s in them. If you have room under the bed, consider stowing off-season clothes there, too. 4. Group by Activity Gather sports or activity items all in one bin that can be stashed on the floor or on a shelf.…