Build From a Calm Base
When I was five, my parents let me decorate my bedroom. I picked out school-bus yellow for the wall paint, and carpet in the brightest shade of royal blue. All who entered this room must have been struck immediately with a headache! Kids’ rooms see a lot of action, so for this reason it's best to build up from a soothing palette. Even if your child is becoming more independent and starting to express his or her ideas about decorating, choose a neutral for the walls and floor and add personality with bedding, furniture, and accents. A vintage dresser painted in a high-gloss grass green, fire-engine red, or sunflower gold can fulfill a wish for self-expression and serve as an amazing focal point to boot.