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Design a circus room for growing kids

As your little one transitions from your carefully-designed nursery to a big-kid room, you might find yourself at a loss for design themes. Young kids often ask for character-driven decor, but there are other options available. Circus-inspired decor is colorful, whimsical and incorporates animals — a perennial kids’ favorite. Create a circus room for your little monkey, and let them have fun sleeping — and playing — under the big top.

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Circus wall art

Art prints are one of the simplest things to change about a room, even without changing the paint color. Let your little boy know you think he’s the strongest guy you know with the Vintage Strong Man Circus Print (Rosenberry Rooms, $59). If he’s more of an animal lover, let him imagine himself in the Junior Lion Tamer Circus Print (Etsy, $18). For a little added whimsy, Big Top Circus Peel and Stick Appliqués can be repositioned at any time, so kids can move them around during playtime (Rosenberry Rooms, $16).

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Every circus needs special lighting

Lamps and overhead lights can really pull together a themed room, and a circus room certainly deserves fun lights! The Cotton Candy Circus Alphabet Lamp is a sweet addition to any dresser (Rosenberry Rooms, $138). For a more dramatic detail, consider the Circus Time Wide Chrome Ceiling Light (Lamps Plus, $200).

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A fun seating option

As children get a little older, having their own little seating areas can help encourage quiet time. Just because preschool and early elementary-aged kids are starting to drop their naps doesn’t mean they don’t need down time during their busy days. The Circus Nod Chair is cozy, comfortable and has a pocket on the back that’s perfect for favorite books (Land of Nod, $129.)

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Build a cozy corner

Every circus room needs its own big top, and the Red and White Circus Tent is perfect (Etsy, $164). The hoop tent can be used indoors or outdoors, making it a versatile piece that can be used for room decor or larger parties. If your circus star is a die-hard fan of pink, you might want the Haba Room Tent (Amazon, $250).

Have fun with the circus theme

A circus room is a fun way to transition between a nursery and a tween room, so let your kids have some input and remember how fun and whimsical the circus can be. Any of these pieces can be used alone or in a crazy, colorful collection of circus fun, and your growing child will love having a new space of his own.

How much input do your kids have in their room decor?

Meet the Author | Angela Amman

Angela Amman is a short story and essay writer. Collecting her family's stories is a gift-in-progress for her daughter and son, and she blogs at Playing with Words, capturing the craziness and beauty that weave together to create something extraordinary. As the co-director of Listen To Your Mother Metro Detroit, Angela is thrilled to bring others' stories to the stage and to celebrate the magic of words, storytelling, and the courage to share that magic with an audience. When she should be sleeping, she works on her latest short story collection. Her writing has been featured on Mamalode, Peacock Journal, and Scary Mommy. Her personal essays and short stories have appeared in her collection, Nothing Goes Away, and various anthologies.

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