Picking colours for your kid's bedroom

Finding the right colour can depend on the size of your kid’s room and the overall theme. Start by choosing some of your favourite colours with your kids.

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Once you’ve decided on a few options, you can have them made into sample pots. Trialing colours on the walls is a fun way to see how they look and which ones they like best.

Warm colour schemes

Warmer colour schemes such as yellows, pinks and oranges, can have a comforting effect. These colours have the ability to make a bedroom feel cosier.

Cool colour schemes

Cooler colour scheme such as blues and greens are calming colours. These colours have the ability to make a bedroom feel more spacious and relaxing.

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What you will need

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Time to paint

1. Paint selection

Choose a colour and product for your nursery walls or feature wall.

2. Preparation

Prep your walls, lay down a drop sheet and tape any edges. Always read the product label to confirm steps.

3. Cutting in

Begin by cutting in around the wall edges. Be sure not to move too far ahead so that it maintains a wet edge.

4. Painting your walls

Load your roller and apply by rolling it in a ‘W’ motion on the wall. Cross over the same section and continue along the wall until it is evenly covered.

5. Laying-off

For a smooth finish, lay-off your wall with an unloaded roller and roll it from top to bottom of the wall in a straight line. Then slightly go over the same spot and repeat across the wall to remove any streaks.

6. Reload and repeat

Reload your roller and repeat steps 3 and 4 until all walls are complete. Then allow the first coat to dry and repeat the total process again with a second coat.

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