The school holidays are here and six weeks off with the kids can trigger panic in parents trying to come up with clever, yet cost effective, ways to entertain their little ones for such a long period of time.
Now there's the easy option of plonking them in front of the TV to entertain themselves for the duration, but let's face it that isn't going to get their little creative minds working – especially when most of the shows are repeats!
So if you find yourself searching for ways to encourage the kids to try something different, be creative, and learn new skills, why not get them involved in painting their bedroom? It's great fun, needn't cost the earth, and with the dreary weather so far this summer, brightening up their personal space may be just the tonic for you – and them.
Here at Crown we're bursting with ideas and colours that work brilliantly in children's bedrooms. Every little girl loves pink, so why not bring her passion for pink to life on her walls with Fairy Dust®, Pink Sugar® and a splash of Rodeo Drive®, all from the Breatheasy® (99% solvent free) Matt Emulsion range. And don't worry if her room is on the small side, painting woodwork such as rocking chairs and shelves, with colours like Applemist® will enable you to bring in extra colour without having to move house!
For the boys, what better way to pass on tales from your own childhood than by encouraging him to have 1980 Blue® from the Crown Originals range on his bedroom walls? Inspired by popular culture from 1980, you can share stories about how good Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back the first time it was shown in the cinema.
This lovely aqua blue colour provides the perfect backdrop for all those model aeroplanes and toy spacecraft dangling from the ceiling. Team it with Orange Squash® scrubbable matt emulsion with stainguard® – perfect for walls, ceilings, wood and metal – to add a bright splash of colour and lift even the most tired interiors.
And it's not just about the paint, get creative by involving them in a mood board packed full of their favourite things to bring their own little personal space to life. Why not use tear outs from magazines, get ideas from places you've been, look at holiday snaps or check out the image gallery on our website. We have a 3D room on the website too so that you can try your chosen colours out.
For more information on the paints featured in this blog visit the Crown website here www.crownpaint.co.uk
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