Kids Room Ideas: Give Your Daughter The Perfect Birthday Gift In Five Easy Steps

It’s sometimes hard to know what to get for your daughter’s birthday. No matter what age she is, kids’ interests are always changing and it’s difficult to know what to get. Why not try out a brand new room decoration for her next gift? Here are some tips on how to do it…

Talk To Her First

Make sure that you communicate clearly with her about what she’d like from her new bedroom. Think about what exactly she uses her bedroom for – if she likes drawing and writing stories, then make sure she has a well-lit desk area. If your family pet sleeps in her room, make sure there’s space for its bed. Talk to her about what exactly she wants to make sure that’s what she gets.

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Use It As A Bonding Experience

If you’re planning her room together, you can use it as a bonding experience. Take her out so you can choose paint colours and look at wallpaper samples together, and make a day of it by going out to lunch or dinner afterwards. If you’re planning on decorating it together, show her how to paint walls and let her play her favourite music while she helps out. Remember not to get irritated if she gets bored with decorating and wanders off – this is a gift for her, after all!

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Get Some Unique Pieces

Make the room into a really special place by investing in some unique pieces. Check out girls’ cabin beds and consider creating a canopy with pretty, floaty material. Look around antiques stores to find some pieces that are a little different from the norm and that are made out of good quality, durable materials. These are the things that she’ll end up keeping for the rest of her life and that she’ll transfer to her own apartment one day in the future – which may seem like a million years away, but which will come around more quickly than you think.

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Make Sure It’s Practical As Well As Pretty

It’s important to make sure that the room is as useful as it is pretty. Make sure there’s plenty of storage for clothes, toys and books – and that there’s some spare space for the new belongings that she’s bound to pick up over the next few years. Remember that kids are ever changing and that they grow up a lot more quickly than you’re expecting they will, so make sure that nothing is too permanent. She may have wanted a huge Frozen mural on the wall when she was four but she might not like it as much a few years later!

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Create A Grand Unveiling

Even if your daughter’s helped with some of the decoration and given you pointers about what exactly she wants, make sure that the final unveiling of what her new room looks like is a surprise. Treat her to a really special experience – put a ribbon on the door to demonstrate that it’s a gift and try to make sure it’s ready on her actual birthday. Arrange her things in a similar way to how they were in her old room and make sure that her favourite possessions are on display.

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Ideas to Help Make the Most of Your Kids Limited Space

If you are working with a small space you need to take advantage of every little nook and cranny. This is even more important with children’s rooms. Sleeping s not the only thing that occurs in children’s rooms, there needs to be room for play and activities. The following article lists some great ways to help you get the most out of a small room, specifically a child’s rom. It’s easier than you think, it’s all about following a few simple design rules or tricks.


If you are starting from scratch you have a great opportunity. It’s all about tricking the eye with clever design. Start from a blank canvas by removing whatever is in the room. Choose a light colour. Don’t be afraid to ask your child what colour they would like and then negotiate, this is their room after all. Light colours reflect natural light and light makes spaces appear larger. It’s that simple.

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Light is the best way to make a room appear spacious. Try to take advantage of natural light as much as you can, it can be as simple as replacing your blinds to something that covers less of the window when retracted. When it comes to artificial light, don’t be afraid to have more than one light in the room. You should have at least a ceiling light and a lamp at your child’s desk. For younger children you may want to also include a night light.


The best way to make a space appear larger is to not cram it full of items. That’s where storage comes along.Clever storage will not only keep your child’s room neat but also keep them organised. They will actually know where their belongings are and you won’t have to constantly pick up after them. It’s like a dream come true. Try to think outside of the box. Shelves are good but you want all the furniture in the room to serve more than one function. You don’t want to waste space on a boring bed, go for a bed with drawers underneath it instead.


Like I just said above, you want the furniture that you choose to serve more than one function. There are great amount of different designs of beds that really utilise the space you have. For example bunk beds without the bottom bunk. This is a great way to create a study or chill out area. Go to to see what I am talking about. If you have enough space for a chair or bench try one that has hidden storage or shelves on the side. Look for smart furniture, it’s out there.

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