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If You Try These 19 Designs, Your Kids Will Love You For Turning Their Bedroom Into Wonderland

If You Try These 19 Designs, Your Kids Will Love You For Turning Their Bedroom Into Wonderland

Fancy getting creative with your child’s bedroom? Take a look at these wonderful designs from all over the world that will inspire you!

1. Dreamy

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    This wonderfully dreamy, fantasy-inspired decor will make any child feel as though they have been transported into a magical wonderland. Alas, clouds are tricky to draw, let alone paint, so here’s a tutorial so that you can create a cloudy, majestic ceiling just like this one:

    2. Circus Tent Ceiling

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      Whilst we’re discussing ceilings, why not try this interesting design? Placing draping fabric on your child’s ceiling will add dimension to the room whilst adding softness and a cozy atmosphere. Ensure the fabric is light, but besides that you can try any pattern you like!

      3. Creating A Larger Space

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        As far as themes go for children’s rooms, space is incredibly popular. Planet’s are surprisingly easy to make – you could simply use a lantern lampshade like this one – then all you need to is paint the walls shades of blue and add some stars!

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        4. A Slide

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          Having trouble getting your kids up for school every morning? Add a slide onto their bed and they’ll be out of bed in no time!

          5. Mad About Soccer

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            There are few sports more popular than soccer, and if your child is one of it’s billion supporters than chances are they’d love a soccer-themed bedroom.

            6. The Outdoorsy Type

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              As children, my brother and I had a small pop-up tent beside our bunk bed that we absolutely loved to play in. Kids are always building dens and tents to hide away and play in, so why not give them their own inside-outside world?

              7. Bed + Storage

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                Particularly useful if your child has a smaller bedroom, there are hundreds of bed designs that incorporate storage and intelligent space-saving designs. Often, these are actually more fun and way more interesting than your usual children’s, beds so chances are they’ll be more than happy with this idea.

                8. Castles

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                    You don’t have to spend hundreds or get the builders in, you could even make a smaller castle out of cardboard!

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                    9. LEGO

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                        For over fifty years, LEGO has inspired children all around the world: so why not incorporate it into your kids’ rooms?

                        10. Ahoy There Captain!

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                          Encouraging them to study can be tiresome, but your child is probably going to love sitting at a themed desk! Above is a fantastic idea and addition to a pirate themed room! Houzz has hundreds of ideas you can use to get your kids to their desks.

                          11. A Treehouse

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                              There are few children who do not aspire to have a treehouse. Below is a time-lapse on one father’s inspired indoor treehouse for his kid:

                              12. Books! Books! Books!

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                                Although this particular design is not fundamentally a bedroom, it is an incredible idea to aspire to! Perhaps you could place bookshelves under your child’s bunk bed so it looks as though they are sleeping in a Beauty And The Beast-esque library!

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                                13. Swings

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                                    If you have the space, why not put a swing somewhere in your kids room? Make sure it’s securely attached to the ceiling though!

                                    14. Superhero!

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                                      With superhero movies being released almost constantly, kids love a comic book theme. Although the above idea centre’s on Marvel’s Spiderman, there’s no reason why you couldn’t build an entirely original decor on your child’s favourite hero.

                                      15. Into The Woods

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                                        This room combines elements of fairytale, adventure and everything cozy in a wonderfully simple design that requires little more than a natural color pallet and a couple branches.

                                        16. Home Maker

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                                          If you ever had a doll house or a Wendy house as a child, then you will instantly recognize the appeal of this design!

                                          17. A Rock Climbing Wall

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                                              Fancy a more interesting or challenging way to get into the attic or top bed of a bunk bed? BAM! Rock climbing wall!

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                                              18. Themed Headboards

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                                                Headboards may seem like minuscule and unimportant parts of a bedroom, especially to kids, but the right one can pull the whole room together!

                                                19. Secret Places

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                                                    Chances are you’ve heard of Narnia. Well, how would you like your kids to have their very own secret world of play! If you’re lucky enough to have a small closet that shares a wall with a bedroom or living space, then this is perfect!

                                                    Featured photo credit: amy.giziensk via flickr.com

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                                                    Last Updated on July 10, 2020

                                                    How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

                                                    How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

                                                    We all have them—those hurtful, frustrating, offensive, manipulative people in our lives. No matter how hard we try to surround ourselves with positive and kind people, there will always be those who will disrespect, insult, berate, and misuse you if we allow them to.

                                                    We may, for a variety of reasons, not be able to avoid them, but we can determine how we interact with them and how we allow them to interact with us.

                                                    So, how to take control of your life and stop being pushed around?

                                                    Learning to set clear firm boundaries with the people in our lives at work and in our personal lives is the best way to protect ourselves from the negative effects of this kind of behavior.

                                                    What Boundaries Are (And What They’re Not)

                                                    Boundaries are limits

                                                    —they are not threats or ultimatums. Boundaries inform or teach. They are not a form of punishment.

                                                    Boundaries are firm lines—determined by you—which cannot be crossed by those around you. They are guidelines for how you will allow others to treat you and what kind of behaviors you will expect.

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                                                    Healthy personal boundaries help protect you from physical or emotional pain. You may also need to set firm boundaries at work to ensure you and your time are not disrespected. Don’t allow others to take advantage of your kindness and generosity.

                                                    Clear boundaries communicate to others that you demand respect and consideration—that you are willing to stand up for yourself and that you will not be a doormat for anyone. They are a “no trespassing” sign that makes it very clear when a line has been crossed and that there will be consequences for doing so.

                                                    Boundaries are not set with the intention of changing other people. They may change how people interact with you, but they are more about enforcing your needs than attempting to change the general behavior and attitude of others.

                                                    How to Establish Boundaries and Take Control of Your Life

                                                    Here are some ways that you can establish boundaries and take control of your life.

                                                    1. Self-Awareness Comes First

                                                    Before you can establish boundaries with others, you first need to understand what your needs are.

                                                    You are entitled to respect. You have the right to protect yourself from inappropriate or offensive behavior. Setting boundaries is a way of honoring your needs.

                                                    To set appropriate boundaries, you need to be clear about what healthy behaviors look like—what healthy relationships look like.

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                                                    You first have to become more aware of your feelings and honest with yourself about your expectations and what you feel is appropriate behavior:

                                                    • Where do you need to establish better boundaries?
                                                    • When do you feel disrespected?
                                                    • When do you feel violated, frustrated, or angered by the behavior of others?
                                                    • In what situations do you feel you are being mistreated or taken advantage of?
                                                    • When do you want to be alone?
                                                    • How much space do you need?

                                                    You need to honor your own needs and boundaries before you can expect others to honor them. This allows you to take control of your life.

                                                    2. Clear Communication Is Essential

                                                    Inform others clearly and directly what your expectations are. It is essential to have clear communication if you want others to respect your boundaries. Explain in an honest and respectful tone what you find offensive or unacceptable.

                                                    Many people simply aren’t aware that they are behaving inappropriately. They may never have been taught proper manners or consideration for others.

                                                    3. Be Specific but Don’t Blame

                                                    Taking a blaming or punishing attitude automatically puts people on the defensive. People will not listen when they feel attacked. It’s part of human nature.

                                                    That said, you do not need to overexplain or defend yourself. Boundaries are not open to compromise.

                                                    Sample language:

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                                                    • “You may not…yell or raise your voice to me…”
                                                    • “I need…to be treated with respect…”
                                                    • “It’s not okay when…you take things from my desk without asking…”
                                                    • “I won’t…do your work…cover for you anymore…”
                                                    • “It’s not acceptable when…you ridicule or insult me…”
                                                    • “I am uncomfortable when…you use offensive language”
                                                    • “I will no longer be able to…lend you money…”

                                                    Being able to communicate these without sounding accusatory is essential if you want others to respect your boundaries so you can take control of your life.

                                                    4. Consequences Are Often Necessary

                                                    Determine what the appropriate consequences will be when boundaries are crossed. If it’s appropriate, be clear about those consequences upfront when communicating those boundaries to others.

                                                    Follow through. People won’t respect your boundaries if you don’t enforce them.

                                                    Standing our ground and forcing consequences doesn’t come easily to us. We want to be nice. We want people to like us, but we shouldn’t have to trade our self-respect to gain friends or to achieve success.

                                                    We may be tempted to let minor disrespect slide to avoid conflict, but as the familiar saying goes, “if you give people an inch, they’ll take a mile.”

                                                    It’s much easier to address offensive or inappropriate behavior now than to wait until that behavior has gotten completely out of hand.

                                                    It’s also important to remember that positive reinforcement is even more powerful than negative consequences. When people do alter the way they treat you, acknowledge it. Let people know that you notice and appreciate their efforts.

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                                                    Final Thoughts

                                                    Respect is always a valid reason for setting a boundary. Don’t defend yourself or your needs. Boundaries are often necessary to protect your time, your space, and your feelings. And these are essential if you want to take control of your life.

                                                    Start with the easiest boundaries first. Setting boundaries is a skill that needs to be practiced. Enlist support from others if necessary. Inform people immediately when they have crossed the line.

                                                    Don’t wait. Communicate politely and directly. Be clear about the consequences and follow them through.

                                                    The better you become at setting your own boundaries, the better you become at recognizing and respecting the boundaries of others.

                                                    Remember that establishing boundaries is your right. You are entitled to respect. You can’t control how other people behave, but you do have control over the way you allow people to treat you.

                                                    Learning to set boundaries is not always easy, but with time, it will become more comfortable. You may eventually find that boundaries become automatic and you no longer need to consciously set them.

                                                    They will simply become a natural extension of your self-respect.

                                                    Featured photo credit: Thomas Kelley via unsplash.com

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