Blogging BHG: Child Friendly Issue

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Lots of nursery-friendly stuff in the May issue of BHG! First up, a playroom. We know, we know, in small spaces, who has room for a playroom. But there are some great ideas to co-opt for a kid's room. Above, a gender-neutral red, blue and yellow color scheme. Cabinet doors are transformed with chalkboard paint.

Below, a smart solution for small spaces - a well organized cupboard with a murphy desk that folds down to serve as a crafts table, and folds up and out of the way when not in use!

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There is a little Q & A in this issue regarding strategies for designing playrooms, kid's rooms, and nurseries. Below, a few expert suggestions:

• Let a child's interests and hobbies guide the room design (Jodi Mensing)
• Create a nook or hiding place (Beth Keim)
• Avoid themes! (Pamela Porter)

Be sure to check out this issue for the full scoop. BHG also did a great house tour that (gasp!) actually included a child's room, which you don't often see in shelter magazines, along with a lovely idea for a gallery hallway, below:

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Picture rails and matching frames and matting make this hallway a peaceful gallery.

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Finally, while this isn't an article about nursery or nursery design, we thought this fun wall technique would be great in a kid's room! This wall is painted freehand, using basically just C's, dots, and little lines. Inspirational!

Thank you, BHG, for incorporating great ideas for families in your May issue.

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