Choosing Room Decor For Girls and Boys – Creating a Special Space You Will Both Love

Whether you are preparing to welcome your new baby to their very first room, transitioning a nursery into a preschooler’s room, or updating a school age child’s decor to meet their style and personality you will have many choices available to you on the web. Where to you begin your search for the perfect decor?

A great place to start is by choosing a theme or color that you would like to build the room decor around. Themes can be as diverse as the child themselves and the color choices are plentiful. You may have a daughter who dreams of being a princess surrounded by everything pink or maybe one who loves soccer and has visions of green grass on her walls. Your son may be ready to take to the tracks with his favorite red or blue trains or explore the jungle surrounded by wild animals and leopard prints. The possibilities are endless.

Another option is to consider building the decor around a favorite item like a special crib bedding set, a classic furniture piece, or even personalized wall art. There may even be a stylish rug or cozy lamp that you would like to become the focus of the room. For a nursery, choosing a special crib bedding set is a great place to begin. If you have chosen not to determine your baby’s gender before birth, you may want to consider using colors like yellow and green and/or themes centered around animals and classic patterns which are very neutral and will work well for either gender.

Finding the right decor for your child’s room can be a fun and rewarding experience for everyone. Choosing a theme, color, or favorite item upon which to build the room decor is a great place to begin. Just imagine the fond memories your child will have of this special space that was created just for them.

Game Room Decor and Furniture For Your Man Cave

So you’re building up your man-cave, huh? Like Sam Adams beer, this is always a good decision: every slightly-educated human male is aware that a dedicated area of the home designed specifically for him is essential to a man’s happiness…. as essential as poker, Sportscenter, and chicks in bikinis.

And while one of the man-caves specific purposes is to play the role of “Fortress of Solitude,” it’s also intended to be the ideal hang-out for you and all your other poker-playing, beer-drinking, Sportscenter-watching buddies.

The only problem? Each one of these poker-playing, beer-drinking, Sportscenter-watching buddies has a man-cave of their own. So you’ll need the top game room decor and supplies in order to make your man-cave better than the rest.

First step: Television. BIG television. In those horrible years called the 90’s, when a big-screen TV had a caboose the size of a Volkswagon, the options of where and how big your television would be were limited, and sometimes dictated, by the architecture of your room. With flat-screens the norm these days, you can hang a High-Definition screen almost any place.

No matter what goes on in your man-cave or what the situation, the activity in the room will always flow around the television. Picking the right one, as well as the right location for it, is brutally essential.

(On a different note, don’t spring the extra dough for 3-D channels. Avatar might have been cool, but you and all your friends sitting in the basement wearing goofy glasses is not.)

Once you’ve got the television in place, you should probably add a couple gaming tables. The ideal one is poker, since it’s a group activity. Ping pong tables, pinball machines, air hockey, foosball… all fun games, and certainly worth looking into. But Poker can encompass the largest amount of players at once, and isn’t that the point?

While you’re at it, pick up a custom poker chip set, some fancy new card decks, and any other poker table supplies you may need. The more professional your supplies, the more professional your game… and the more your friends will want to be included.

Folding chairs for the poker table is perfect. They’re easy to move and adjust, which is important when there isn’t enough room on your couch (Did we not mention the couch? Yeah, you’re gonna need a couch. A BIG, comfy couch).

There’s also the issue of art. After all, just because we are men, doesn’t make us savages. We deserve a little bit of class, and some tasteful, tactful art on the wall can be just the thing.

Most guys will go straight for a centerfold cut-out of their favorite supermodel. This is a classic mistake. Remember, you’re just a share-cropper…. using the bit of land generously given to you by the true Master of the Land (i.e. your wife or girlfriend). And “The Boss” may not be too happy seeing life-sized photos of gorgeous girls in tiny tops draped around the wall.

A good substitute when looking for ‘art’ to act as game room decor for your man-cave is signed sports memorabilia. Just putting up a pennant or poster seems childish. But if you’ve got an autograph on it, that not only ups the amount of class, it adds a conversation piece you can stick your chest out and boast about…. All while keeping the true Master happy.

Also, fluorescent signs from beer companies are always cool… but a little overused. That bright-green Heineken sign you’ve had since High School looked pretty sick in your dorm room, but now it’s just too bright, too annoying, and too often seen in other places. Buy something original, won’t you?

Decorating a Baby Girl Room

Decorating a baby girl’s room does not necessarily have to be all about shades of pink and lacy, frilly things. Although these are options for a little girl’s nursery, there are an almost endless amount of ways that to decorate a baby girl room.

Choosing a theme is a popular option with many parents-to-be. Having a theme for your baby’s room means you coordinate everything from the bedding and window treatments to the crib mobile and the wall décor to all match your theme. Popular baby girl room theme ideas include princess, ladybug, butterfly, Hello Kitty, and garden themes.

If you don’t want a theme, choosing a color scheme to decorate your room around or a décor style is another option. Décor styles that are great in a baby nursery include shabby chic, vintage, and modern styles.

Some additional things you will want to consider while decorating a baby girl’s room is to not over do it with one color. For instance, if you choose pink as your main color be sure not to make everything in the room pink. Pink carpeting, pink walls, and pink bedding will be to much. A better option would be to break it up by painting pink and white striped walls or putting a chair rail or wall border around the room about three feet from the floor and painting the bottom section pink while leaving the top section white. A wall mural on one wall is also a great way to balance the room.

If you are using a theme when decorating your baby girl’s room, don’t feel limited to using only themed art work as wall décor. You could also decorate the walls by using ribbon to hanging wooden letters that spell out your daughters name or by creating a shadowbox full of baby keepsakes such as the hospital bracelet, a birth announcement, and a footprint.

When decorating your baby girl’s room also remember to think ahead to the future. Do you want to have to redo the room in a couple of years or would you like to keep the décor through your daughter’s toddler years? If you want the room to last several years, choose décor and furniture that will grow with your child. Baby furniture such as a crib and changing table that converts will save you the time and trouble of buying new furniture in a couple of years when your baby outgrows it.

The most important thing to consider when decorating your little girl’s room is to design a room that will be comfortable for not only your baby but for you to be in as well. Remember, you will be spending a lot of time in there too!