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Jackie Morra is an interior decorator and owner of Jackie Morra Interiors, a full service interior decorating company in the GTA. She is a regular celebrity speaker at major homes shows across Canada including the International Home & Garden Show, which is happening now April 12-15. She has been transforming and designing spaces for over ten years and volunteers with the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada to grant decor wishes for children with life threatening illness in Ontario. From her work, she has devised ten helpful tips to transform kid's rooms into dream spaces: 1. Plan to inspire, beautify and organize. Theme kids' rooms with things they love because it will inspire creativity, as well as, motivate them
Turn your kid's room into a dream space
Empower your child by allowing them to choose the paint colour and décor accessories. to keep it organized. When they truly love something they take care of it. 2. When planning a bedroom, first layout the furniture to maximize space and storage needs. For example, try to incorporate the bed up against a main wall, add a six drawer dresser and a desk for school needs. 3. Use your child's favourite colours. Empower them by involving them in choosing paint colours, bedding and accessories. 4. Install a custom closet system to maximize storage that can be reconfigured as your child grows and their storage parameters change. 5. Try creating interest on the walls with paint by colour blocking walls, striping, creative decals and vinyl lettering. 6. Install safety-conscious, cordless window blinds or shades. Use blackout and shading with drapery panels to prevent light gaps which encourage a good night's sleep and prevent glare in entertainment rooms. 7. Add storage in various ways that is easy to use but still looks good. Functional doesn't have to be boring; be creative by using up the upper wall space of the room and multi-purpose furniture. 8. Add at least three pieces of lighting that create interest and personality with the use of appealing colours and materials. Make sure there is task lighting for areas that need to be well lit. 9. Add comfort in the space with the best mattress for comfort, a duvet, cozy seating, throws and an area rug for added warmth. 10. Try incorporating the child's aspirations into the Incorporate your childÕs interests into the space design. theme of the room. What do they want to be when they're older (firefighter, dancer)? What do they love to do (a singer, play music)? What do they enjoy doing (playing games, Star Wars)? This can be done with accessories, such as cushions, decals, custom decor items, cork boards, pictures and artwork; the options are as limitless as their imagination! Jackie Morra will be speaking at the International Home & Garden Show (6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga) at the Celebrity Garden Theatre on Saturday, April 14 at 3:30 p.m. and at The Toronto Sun n Friday april 13 & SUNday april 15, 2012 the Celebrity Superhouse Theatre Sunday, April 15 at 2:00 p.m. To learn more please visit: http://home-show.net/ homeandgardenshow/ index.html For more information about Jackie Morra, visit her website for decor tips and ideas and access to her social media, including her blog and YouTube Channel www. jackiemorrainteriors.com Vinyl lettering, creative decals and in this case playful lightsabers add interest to the room. Comfort is key, incorporate cozy seating and area rug for added warmth.