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Quick and easy spring makeovers for kids' rooms

Lisa Steinke, with Liz Fenton, is the co-author of the debut chick lit novel l'll Have Who She's Having and the popular Chick Lit blog chicklitisnotdead.com.

Simple ideas to update children's rooms

Tangerine may be the "it" color for spring, but it doesn't mean you have to repaint your child's entire bedroom to take advantage of this hue. Simply adding a bright accent like a rug or a lamp will update your child's space.

It's all about pops of color

Embracing color is the first rule of thumb as you prepare to update your child's room this spring. But not too much color. As former assistant to celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe, Brad Goreski says it's all about the POC or "pops of color." And in honor of the "it" color of the season, tangerine tango, envision "pops of tangerine" as you plan the new look for your child's room.

On that note, paint one wall, not all

Painting just one of your child's bedroom walls tangerine and leaving the others neutral is a fun and easy way to update the room. Because gray is another popular color for the season, it might be fun to use it as your base color with the pop of tangerine on just one wall. And over time as your mood -- and the "it" color changes -- you'll only have one wall to repaint.

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Orange you glad you had the right accent?

Working a tangerine accent piece or pieces into the mix is another simple, low-cost way to freshen up your child's space. Look for one or more of any of the following tangerine colored items:

  • Area rug
  • Lamp shade
  • Storage cube
  • Shelving
  • Poster
  • Mirror
  • Laundry hamper
  • Vase
  • Picture frame
  • Chair
  • Window shade

Flower power

Don't underestimate the power of fresh flowers. Find some vibrant and inexpensive flowers like gerber daisies and put them in a vase. The look and smell will give your child's room a spring feel instantly. And don't forget to steal a few for you!

Edible decor

Nothing signals spring like fresh citrus fruit. Find a colorful bowl or a glass vase and fill it with what else? Tangerines, oranges, nectarines or tangelos. Quick, easy and inexpensive, fruit is a smart choice to liven up any desk, dresser or tabletop. Mot to mention, if your child gets hungry, he'll have a healthy snack to munch on.

Easy art

Before you pick up a print at your local store, why not let your child be the artist you commission to enhance his walls? Buy some canvases and let your child draw or paint pictures using orange and other bright spring colors.

Fresh bedding

Something as simple as changing the duvet cover on your child's bed can give the entire room a facelift. Adding in some fun pillows, sheets and blankets will liven up the bedding even more.

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