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Kiddos’ Rooms – Designing Can be Child’s Play 

Tips provided by @decoratingaddict - a MillBridge resident and decorating enthusiast

How do you make the overall design of your child's bedroom keep up with their age and changing interest? Don't spend their college savings on their bedroom or playroom decor when, just like their clothes, you'll likely be replacing and updating them in a few months or years. Instead, heed the advice of this Waxhaw resident and decorating enthusiast. With over 22,000 followers on Instagram, Jessica's feed showcases the seasonally changing decor at her lovely MillBridge home.

She also knows how to create snazzy rooms on the cheap. From repurposing what you have in your home to thrift shopping, there are tons of ways to decorate your child's space while also staying in budget. Use these three tips to get started.

1. Create a Pinterest Board

I always start by compiling photos that inspire me and align with the size of the space I am working with. After I have all my ideas in front of me, I can then start to plan my room.

2. Shop your house 

Once you've got an idea for how you want to style your space, get creative! Shop the house for potential items and pieces to incorporate, whether it's mason jars for crayon storage, or an old shoe organizer for toys. Before you spend money, do a little digging through closets and cabinets to bring old items back to life.

3. Repurpose and upcycle 

Hit the local thrift shops! Between old desks, chairs and book shelves, there are so many pieces out there that just need a little love. It's amazing what a couple coats of paint can do for an old piece of furniture. Chalkboard paint is a fun way to finish a table or wall that looks great, and promotes creativity.

About MillBridgeMillBridge, an award-winning residential master planned community in Waxhaw, hosts races, blood drives, holiday festivities and more throughout the year. It’s one of the few communities in the area with a full-time lifestyle director dedicated to coordinating programs for its residents and neighbors. In fact, MillBridge has been recognized for its amenity package by the Home Builders Association of Greater Charlotte in 2014 and 2016.

This year, MillBridge invites the public to relish the season during these festive events:

  • Oct. 14 – Fall Festival (11 a.m. - 2 p.m.) When you can see the leaves beginning to chance and feel the crisp chill in the air, you know it will be time to bring your family to MillBridge for hay rides, food trucks, music, midway games, a corn hole tournament and a chili cook-off.
  • Nov. 23 – Turkey Trot (8 a.m.) Lace up your shoes and get a jump on your Thanksgiving meal by running or walking four miles along the tree-lined private roads within the MillBridge neighborhood. Children under the age of 10 may also participate in a free Kids’ Turkey Dash prior to the adult Trot. Proceeds from the race benefit Relay for Life. Register at www.racesonline.com.
  • Dec. 3 - Craft Fair (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) & Open House (12 – 4 p.m.) Shop for holiday crafts and decorations from local artists. While searching for the perfect decor to deck your halls, stop by the MillBridge clubhouse to sample holiday treats and discover what the community has to offer.
  • Dec. 9 - Light Up MillBridge (5:30-8:30 p.m.) During Light Up MillBridge, the only functional covered bridge in the region will sparkle with thousands of luminaries placed one by one by members of the community. Lights, wreaths and greenery will decorate the community house and line the streets. And, no holiday celebration would be complete without a sky-scraping, bright Christmas tree. Visitors will be able to visit with Santa, take a horse-drawn carriage ride, assemble crafts and savor delicious hot chocolate and s’mores.

For more details about these events visit MillBridge on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MillBridgeNC/

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