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Brighten up your child's room

Ramp up the look of your kid spaces using decorative painting tips from Sunny Goode, whose new book is Paint Can! Children's Rooms. Washington Post Use patterns low on a wall for children's rooms so they can appreciate the art at their level.

Personalizing a room, such as creating a monogram or using the child's first name or initials, makes the child feel a sense of ownership.

Use a low-odor paint. If your house was built before 1960, beware of lead paint layers below. Get your walls tested.

Take inspiration from a favorite item, whether a book, a blanket or a favorite place. Paint a height chart on the wall and record your children's growth, marking it with the date. They will be delighted to see their progress.

An easy-to-use, inexpensive stencil can give the look of wallpaper in a room, but you can control the color and pattern yourself.

Brighten up your child's room 10/02/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 2:27pm]
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