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10 Best Tips for Brightening Up Your Kids Rooms


  • Let the sunshine in 1 of 10
    Let the sunshine in
    If you can't bring the sunshine into the room, add your own with lighting options such as chandeliers, wall sconces or floor lamps.
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  • Add a splash of paint 2 of 10
    Add a splash of paint-2
    If the walls are dark and you don’t have huge windows to balance them out, you’ll most likely have to repaint to brighten up your room. Soft greens are always a good gender- neutral choice. “Wales Green” and “Folk Art” from Benjamin Moore’s Aura range are illuminating!
    Get it from Benjamin Moore
  • Freshen it up 3 of 10
    Freshen it up
    Whether your child is in diapers or in high school, odors of all varieties are sure to come wafting from his or her room. If you’re not a fan of artificial scents and aerosol fresheners, the chemical-free Babyganics Breathin' Easy Air Freshener & Odor Eliminator is a good bet.
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  • Switch up the bedding 4 of 10
    Switch up the bedding
    We recently bought brand new bedding for our girls' bedroom and wow, what a difference! You can tone the room down, brighten it up or add a real punch of color. There is no way you can go wrong with our pick: Pottery Barn Kids.
    Get it from Pottery Barn Kids
  • Add imaginative art 5 of 10
    Add imaginative art
    Everyone knows a picture or painting can single-handedly boost a bedroom, but for children, it can also boost imagination and creativity. Oopsy Daisy’s wide range of funky, inspirational and art prints instantly add splashes of color and unique personality to any room.
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  • Sweeten up the walls 6 of 10
    Sweeten up the walls
    Gone are the days where hand painted murals and intricate wall designs were luxuries only the rich and famous could afford. Thanks to companies like Wall Candy Arts, you can easily transform the overall feel of your child’s room by creating whimsical focal points with wall stickers like these chalkboard decals, glow in the dark stickers, grow charts and our personal favorite, forest animal decals — our personal favorite.
    Get it from Wall Candy
  • Give your floors a little lovin’ 7 of 10
    Give your floors a little lovin'
    Whether you have parquet, hardwood or carpeted flooring, a simple rug can do wonders when brightening up a room. Circular styles are our personal favorite, but you can also find square, rectangular and oval rugs in fun patterns and bright colors, made just for kids!
    Get it from Rosenberry Rooms
  • Clocks arent just for telling time 8 of 10
    Clocks arent just for telling time
    …they’re a great way to add a bit of humor to your room design. From the retro animals (above) by designer Jonathan Adler Jr., to rolling alarm clocks and handmade Etsy finds here are 5 fabulous clock options to choose from.
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  • Dress up your windows 9 of 10
    Dress up your windows
    Large windows need to be dressed up! Kids who are sensitive to light will most likely need pull-down shades, but the beauty of these room darkeners is they can be hidden underneath solid or gauzy curtains and valances when not in use.
    Get it from Bed, Bath and Beyond
  • Organize 10 of 10
    Organize
    Sometimes the simplest way to brighten and freshen up a room is to organize your kids’ toys and clothing with a storage system like IKEA's STUVA system. The best part: you can start small and add on as needed.
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