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Kidís Room Tips from Sabrina Soto

By November 1, 2011

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I recently redecorated both of my children's rooms, and back in September, I focused on kids' rooms here at budget decorating, so I was tickled when Target's style expert for home and HGTV designer Sabrina Soto offered to share a few kid's room decorating tips with me.

A redecorated room can make a great holiday gift for a tween or teen, and even young children love it when you start jazzing up their playspace.

If a new look is not yet needed, before the holiday frenzy starts happening, clean out old or unused toys and clothing and give your child's room a thorough cleaning. This will help your child (and you) start off the holidays fresh!

    Kid's Room Tips from Sabrina Soto
  • This is a great time for you and child to do something, so make sure they get involved too! Not only does this give them responsibility but it is also a fun learning experience.

  • Play with a combination of bold and fun colors with subtle accents. Try to create a room where kids can feel energetic and alert, but also be able to unwind and get to sleep at night. Target is partnering with Benjamin Moore on an exclusive line of Benģ Paint that have kid-friendly paint colors with fun names like Sweet Pink, Inchworm and Mac & Cheese. There are 49 paint colors in the collection.

  • When it comes to picking furniture, pick versatile pieces that you can keep as your child continues to grow. This way you won't have to keep buying new furniture.

  • An important thing to remember is that the color you choose will set the mood for the room. Keep your child's personality in mind when picking a color. For a pop of color in the room, choose reds and oranges. Blues and greens will give the room a calmer, more soothing feel.

  • I'm a big fan of labeling bins so kids can put away their own toys, but make sure it's age-appropriate. If they're little, don't label things if they can't read yet. Instead, print photos of items from the computer and tape it to the bin instead.

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Tips courtesy of Target Style Expert for Home and HGTV Designer Sabrina Soto; Photo © Target

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