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.
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.
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:
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!
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.
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.
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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