DATE: August 2002
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Newark, NJ – Designing a child’s bedroom? Planning for a new arrival? When decorating a child’s bedroom parents typically seek a look that’s open, airy, playful, and allows the imagination to soar. The design should allow for growth as the child matures and takes on more sophisticated interests.
Wallpaper is a great idea for decorating a child’s room. It is durable, washable, and moreover, the colors, images, and shapes are important for a developing mind. Paint alone does not allow for such diversity.
Choosing a design that appeals to your child as well as your own sense of style can be challenging. Stacy Senior, marketing manager at Thibaut Wallcoverings suggests finding designs from adult collections that have a hint of whimsy. Pictured here, this fanciful “Canterbury” design from Thibaut’s “Far Hills” collection fits the bill. Woodland animals such as birds, rabbits, and squirrels give the design a youthful tone, while the elegant sketching technique used in the pattern makes the design suitable for children of all ages.
Sometimes toile designs can be another good choice. Some take on a youthful tone while offering a sophisticated look. The “Countryside Toile” from Thibaut’s “Toile Resource” collection, a timeless design available in colors ranging from pink to yellow to blue, is one such pattern that works well in a child’s room and also coordinates easily with other designs and colors in the home.
Decorating can be an enjoyable family project. Involve your child in the process. Remember, your tastes aren’t necessarily the same as your child’s, so you may need to make compromises along the way. You can enhance any look, however, with some additional creativity: frame your child’s artwork; suspend coordinating fabrics from the ceiling to create a canopy bed; use coordinating fabrics to make a fort out of bunk beds; tack kites made of coordinating fabric to the walls; or decorate shelves, wastepaper baskets, bulletin boards, and trunks with wallpaper pattern cut-outs. Personalize the room by cutting out fabric letters of your child’s name or initials and applying to toy chest or sewing on pillows. Try to incorporate your child’s favorite color into special accent pieces—desk chairs, pencils and pens, paperweights, throw pillows, etc.
For more information about wallpaper for children’s bedrooms, or for the names of local dealers, contact Thibaut at 480 Frelinghuysen Ave., Newark, NJ 07114, 800-223-0704.