2009年1月9日 星期五

網路辭典列表

英英辭典
本網頁可視為韋氏字典的電子版,提供兩種查尋方式:精確查尋與近似查尋以選擇,所得到的說明,皆可透過連結(hyperlink)再查尋。
<http://www.ucc.ie/info/net/acronyms/index.html The WorldWideWeb
Acronym and Abbreviation Server
本網頁可查尋縮寫字,輸入查尋用語後直接按enter鍵,非常方便。
<http://www.m-w.com/
Merriam-Webster OnLine
韋氏大字典。
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<http://www.cju.edu.tw/h-alst/arrow.gif 英漢、漢英辭典
<http://www.cju.edu.tw/h-alst/dictionary.htm Dr.eye線上字典
名翻譯軟體設計公司Dr.eye所提供的線上字典服務。
<http://diction.amasoft.com.tw/ 翻譯小精靈線上即時翻譯系統
由另一家翻譯軟體研發公司承隆科技所提供的線上服務,可進行英漢漢英雙向查
詢、整句翻譯、及中文名字音譯的查詢
<http://www.pristine.com.tw/lexicon/index.html 精粹辭庫網站
可以中文、英文及拼音交叉查索辭彙。本網站由精粹有限公司提供
<http://www.tigernt.com/
TigerNT線上辭典
提供線上翻譯辭典,包括英漢及漢英翻譯字典、TOEF/GRE辭彙、GRE線上測試等。
<http://www.chineselib.com/dic 英漢漢英在線字典
惠豐英漢、漢英辭典線上查詢版本,輸入中英文單詞即可。需以簡體GB碼瀏覽。
網路英英/英漢辭典
顏元叔教授新編網路英英/ 英漢辭典,可線上查詢。
<http://www.lexicomp.net/lexi/default.htm 萊思康線上英漢字典
由專門研發製造電子字典的<http://www.lexicomp.net/ 萊思康(eNet)公司提供。

<http://www.ee.tku.edu.tw/~rexchen/cdict/cdict.html 英漢/漢英 線上電子
字典本站開始支援 英漢 / 漢英 雙向查詢 請直接輸入中英文(僅限 BIG5)目前 GB版
本為線上直接轉碼。本網站服務由<http://www.ee.tku.edu.tw/ 淡江大學電機系網
頁提供。
<http://www.ok88.com/go/svc/ecdict.html English-Chinese Dictionary
英漢字典。
<http://humanum.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/Lexis/Lindict/ Lin Yutang's
Chinese-English Dictionary of Modern Usage (CUHK)
林語堂《當代漢英詞典》電子版,由<http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/ 香港中文大學提供。
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<http://www.cju.edu.tw/h-alst/arrow.gif 同義字典、音韻字典、俚語字典
<http://www.thesaurus.com/
Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases
英語同義字典。
同義字典。
<http://www.notam.uio.no/~hcholm/altlang/ The Alternative Dictionaries
同義字典。
<http://humanities.uchicago.edu/forms_unrest/ROGET.html ARTFL Project:
ROGET'S Thesaurus Search Form
同義字典。
<http://ericae.net/scripts/ewiz/amain2.asp Thesaurus of ERIC
Descriptors
同義字典。
<http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dougb/rhyme.html THE SEMANTIC Rhyming
Dictionary
語音音韻對應線上查詢字典。
<http://www.drugs.indiana.edu/slang/home.html Indiana Prevention
Resource
Center: On-line Dictionary of Street Drug Slang
俚語字典。
此書為英語-美語對照字典,收錄英、美語中同義不同字(Ex:centre-center)和
同字不同義(Ex:first floor)的一些字詞,按字母順序排列,可選擇英-美對照
或美-英對照的方式。
<http://rhyme.lycos.com/
Rhyming Dictionary
此書可用來查詢同韻的字,只要輸入一字即可得到所有同韻的字詞,對寫作詩文,
是很好的工具,且所得的字詞又可連結至Webster's Dictionary,獲得字義。
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<http://www.cju.edu.tw/h-alst/arrow.gif 多國語及綜合類
<http://www.logos.it
LOGOS
多國語辭典
本網頁包含英、義、德、法、西、葡、丹麥、俄、中、希臘、塞爾維亞、波蘭等語
文辭典。使用時先點選Dictionary ,再點選查尋語文的國旗,輸入查尋語,結果顯示
各國語文的簡要解釋或同義字。本網頁查尋中文字義須以GB碼輸入,無法利用其他繁體
字輸入法查尋。
<http://www.onelook.com/
OneLook Dictionaries
本網站連結百餘種網路字典,包含特定的主題、一般字查尋、拼字查尋三大類字典。
其中特定主題字典的項目包羅萬象,包括:人文、商業、電腦網路、醫學、科學、其
他學科、宗教、體育、科技等類目。查尋時可先依需求選擇特定主題、一般字查尋或拼
字查尋,再鍵入查尋用語,查尋結果連結字義說明及其出處(網路字典)的首頁。
該網頁提供網路線上字典,並提供各字典特色簡介。從南非荷蘭語、阿爾及利亞
語,到漢語、德語、法語、俚語、英英字典等等,應有盡有!本網站服務由
<http://www.lib.tku.edu.tw/ 淡江大學圖書館提供。
<http://www.yourdictionary.com/ YourDictionary.com
提供各國語言辭典網站連結。很不錯喔!
<http://www.encyberpedia.com/glossary.htm Encyberpedia Dictionary and
Glossary
本網站搜集各種語言與符號字典,並有專業詞彙字典、多國語言連結等。
<http://www.harcourt.com/dictionary/ Harcourt AP Dictionary of Science
and Technology
應用科學辭典,內容涵蓋工科、理科、生命科學、醫藥等等共計130個領域。
<http://encarta.msn.com/
ENCARTA- Resources for interactive learning
線上百科全書。除了詳盡的解說之外,還有許多圖片喔!
<http://www.travlang.com/languages/ Foreign Languages for Travelers
<http:file://www.cju.edu.tw/h-alst/english_page.gif
為旅行會話所設計的辭典,包括七十多種國家的語言可供選擇。先選擇母語,然後
再點選想學的國家語言種類即可。
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<http://www.cju.edu.tw/h-alst/arrow.gif 法語辭典
<http://humanities.uchicago.edu/forms_unrest/FR-ENG.html ARTFL
Project:French-English Dictionary Form
在本辭典中蒐錄了75,000個詞條的單字,可使用 法翻英或 英翻法 兩種方式查
尋。查尋時輸入欲查尋單字或字根即可。但本辭典只能透過單字查詢,不接受句子
或片語查詢。可用*查尋字尾變化。
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<http://www.cju.edu.tw/h-alst/arrow.gif 德語辭典
這本德英字典由Beilstein Institute的科學部門編纂,為一德語-英語-德語對照
字典,包括2,100個款目,其內容為關於Beilstein Handbook of Organic Chemistry
(有機化學)內大部份的德文,亦提供常用的德文縮寫字,以方便讀者閱讀之
用,按字母順序排列。
English<-Deutesch Dictionary
此書為德語-英語-德語對照字典,收錄約40,000字,直接提供search的功能,可輸
入英語或德語,即可得到解答,每一款目德語在前,相同字義的英語在後。
<http://dictionaries.travlang.com/GermanEnglish/ Leo German<-English
Dictionary
此書為德語-英語-德語對照字典,收錄超過120,000個款目,可輸入德語或英語,
查詢相同字義的另一語言,且所得的結果將包括相關的片語。
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<http://www.cju.edu.tw/h-alst/arrow.gif 日文辭典及相關網站
<http://chix.hypermart.net/dic/index.html 簡易中日辭書
簡易漢日線上電子字典,需以UNICODE(UTF-8) 瀏覽。
<http://dictionary.goo.ne.jp/cgi-bin/ej-top.cgi 三省堂英和辭典
提供三部辭典查詢:EXCEED英和辭典、EXCEED和英辭典、大辭林辭典。需以日文
EUC碼瀏覽。
<http://www.geocities.co.jp/Playtown/8170/jap_index.htm 日語教室
提供日語教學,另有日語講場、教室字典、其它教室連結、語言工具下載,如
KanjiWeb漢字通多語言支援系統。
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<http://www.cju.edu.tw/h-alst/arrow.gif 中文辭典
<http://140.111.1.40/
育部異體字字典網路試用版,教育部國語推行委員會編輯。 可用以查詢罕見字。
<http://www.edu.tw:81/mandr/clc/dict/ 教育部國語辭典
由教育部國語推行委員會所編錄 。
<http://www.edutech.org.tw/dict/Sutiern0.htm 台語漢字文辭典
四套方便的台語漢字字典,由育德文教基金會林繼雄博士規劃。包含基準多音節語
辭、台語單音查漢字、由曖昧口音查正確的語辭發音及漢字的速記打字辭辭典等。
<http://www.zhongwen.com/zi.htm 字典網(Chinese Characters Dictionary
Web)本網頁提供與各相關字、辭典網站的連結,包括:國語辭典、台語辭典、中文字
典、粵音韻彙、客家話音彙等網站,查尋時可用Big5碼、GB碼或英語等方式綜合檢索
各字典網,或亦可自連網站查尋。
<http://www.kfjh.hlc.edu.tw/word/word_0.htm 成語辭典
由省政府國民中學電腦輔助教學中心設計。目前蒐集了1480個成語,及其注釋、相
關成語、成語故事。
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<http://www.cju.edu.tw/h-alst/arrow.gif 拉丁語辭典
<http://www.nd.edu/~archives/latgramm.htm Latin Grammar Aid and
Wordlist
這是一本拉丁語-英語的字典,按字母順序排列,英語的字義解釋在後,並附拉丁文法
指導。
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<http://www.cju.edu.tw/h-alst/arrow.gif 新聞
<http://www.cju.edu.tw/h-alst/news.htm 新聞報報
CNN, NBC, RETERS, CBS...等等,也有中文新聞網站,請多多利用。
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<http://www.cju.edu.tw/h-alst/arrow.gif 金融
<http://www.bot.com.tw/tba000/tba500.htm 金融辭典
主要摘自中華徵信所「國際貿易金融大辭典」,提供各種常見金融辭彙的解釋。
<http://www.wsdinc.com/
Wall Street Dictionary
華爾街大辭典。
<http://www.sunny.org.tw/tax/qa/word.htm 財會字典
可作財稅或會計字彙查詢。本服務由<http://www.sunny.org.tw/ SunnyNet商
學網站提供。
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<http://www.cju.edu.tw/h-alst/arrow.gif 科技
<http://ccts.cs.cuhk.edu.hk/
電腦專有名詞辭典
這部字典是由香港及中國大陸計算機科技的組織所編寫的,去年10月2日才更新過。
<http://www.ctech.com.tw/special/dict/ Ctech 網路科技辭典
由<http://www.ctech.com.tw/ Ctech科技網站 提供。
<http://www.webpeople.com.tw/webpeople/EDictionary/Home.asp 網路人電子
辭典網路上專有名詞及常用名詞解釋,透過A∼Z搜尋。
<http://www.matisse.net/files/glossary.html Glossary of Internet Terms
內為Internet相關專業術語之解釋辭典,依字母順序排列使用。
<http://dslep01.gsi.de/~zumbruch/Lokal/Elektronic-Abbreviations.html
Test
and Evaluation Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Definitions with Personal
Computer (PC) Annex
內為PC相關簡寫與對應原文字典之試用與演進版本。

<http://www.euro.net/innovation/Management_Base/Man_Guide_Rel_1.0B1/Numbers
.
Symbols.html Management and Technology Dictionary
此書收錄在管理和科技方面的字詞。所有款目按字母順序排列。
<http://foldoc.doc.ic.ac.uk/foldoc/index.html Free On-line Dictionary
of Computing
此字典從1985年開始發展,至今已有8,611個定義,並有參互見,具有檢索功能,
收錄任何與計算有關的字,不論任何領域,包括頭字語、特殊用語、程式語言、工具、
結構、操作系統、網路、理論、協定、標準、計算電信、電子、機構、公司、計劃、
產品、歷史等。
Terminology
此書收錄在WWW上常出現的專業術語。所有款目按字母順序排列,每一款目之下

詳細的定義,定義中若有所收錄的字,則又提供連結到字典的其它款目。
<http://dxsting.cern.ch/sting/glossary.html Software Engineering
(full)
Glossary
此書收錄在軟體工程方面的辭語、縮寫字及一些有用的話題。每一款目之下有詳

的定義。
<http://www.edmweb.com/steve/cyberdict.html Steve's Cyberspace
Dictionary
此字典收錄電腦及Internet方面相關的名詞和頭字語的定義,按字母順序排列,

一款目之下有詳細的定義,定義中若有所收錄的字,則又提供連結到字典的其它款
> 目,
或有較複雜的字則提供連結到其它Internet節點。

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The Human-Languages Page
本網頁主要蒐錄為語言及文學方面的資料。包含德文、西班牙文、法文、義大利

和葡萄牙文等語文相關網站,內容形式包括:網站、語文課程、翻譯字典、各國本

> 文
學、翻譯服務或軟體,及語文學校等資訊,內容相當豐富。
<http://www.human.toyogakuen-u.ac.jp/~acmuller/index.html Resources
for
the Study of East Asian Language and Thought
東亞語言、宗教思想資料庫。
<http://tech-two.mit.edu/Shakespeare/works.html The Complete Works of
William Shakespeare
莎士比亞全集,收錄莎翁所著各Comedy、History、Tragedy、Poetry,並提供
<http:
file://tech-two.mit.edu/Shakespeare/Gloss/glossary.html Glossary查尋。
<http://www.chinese-catholic
.
org/dictionary/ebd2.html Easton's Bible Dictionary
聖經辭典,有詳盡的英文解說,由
<http://www.yam.org.tw/b5/ref?t=b7ab0047469e0d 美國德州達拉斯天主教耶穌聖心
堂提供。
Bartlett's Familiar Quotation
此書為紙本式Bartlett's Familiar Quotation 9th Ed.(1901)的線上版,收錄
在古代及現代文學中,出現的格言、諺語、片語等的出處和作者,按作者年代排列,其
中莎士比亞款目之下還列出所有的著作。此外提供search的功能,可輸入作者、字詞、
片語、句子,可查詢出處及作者。
<http://www.ccel.org/
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
此書是根據1800年代後期出版的,Hitchcock's New and Complete Analysis of
the Holy Bible編成,其中包含超過2,500個在聖經中提及的或與聖經有關的名稱
及定義,款目按字母順序排列。
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<http://www.cju.edu.tw/h-alst/arrow.gif 法律
<http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Lobby/2425/ 美國法律研究導讀
提供美國法學資訊。包括一般及法律搜尋引擎、法律分科查詢、全文查詢、美國法
學院申請指南、赴美攻讀法律必備資訊等,並附有法律新聞追蹤、法律討論區及線上法
律字典。
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<http://www.cju.edu.tw/h-alst/arrow.gif 音樂影視
<http://www.ylib.com.tw/movie/newpage9.htm 電影巴比倫
這是各式各樣的電影資訊,也有電影專有名詞資料庫供您查詢,趕快進去逛逛會有許多
收穫呦。
<http://www.movieweb.com.tw/cgi-bin/movie/euccns?/chart/mlist.html 電影
索引中英影片雙向查詢系統,不知道中文沒關係,他會告訴你; 不知道英文沒關
係,他也會告訴你。
<http://joshua.micronet.it/italian/mariobiondi/opere/diz_opera_.html
Recorded & Broadcasted Opera Basic Dictionary
歌劇電子字典。
此字典收錄音樂名詞的定義,按字母順序排列。
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<http://www.cju.edu.tw/h-alst/arrow.gif 醫學
<http://www1.vghtpe.gov.tw/newdict 榮陽數位化醫學辭典
<http://www.cju.edu
.
tw/h-alst/english_page.gif
可以查詢超過4萬個以上之醫學名詞 。本網站服務由
<http://www.vghtpe.gov.tw/infoshare/ 榮陽數位化圖書館提供。
<http://www.trustmed.com.tw/dic/index.html TrustMed.com_醫學字典
由<http://www.trustmed.com.tw/ kimo健康醫網提供。內容包括醫藥新聞、健
康百科、健康資源、醫學字典等。
<http://brain.mgh.harvard.edu:100/abta/diction.htm ABTA Dictionary for
Brain Tumor Patients
醫學專業字典。
<http://www.medfacts.com/glossary.htm MedFacts SportsDoc: Medical
Dictionary
醫學字典。
流行病學字典。
<http://www.ipoline.com/~guoli/med/dict0.htm INFOMEDICAL:Dictionary of
On-Line Medical Resources
線上醫學資源字典。
<http://www.sonic.net/~jpat/getwell/dict.html Melanoma
Patients'Information
Page (MPIP): Medical Dictionary
<http://www.cju.edu.tw/h-alst/english_page
.
gif
醫學字典。
<http://www.docsonline.com/pdd.htm Patient's Dental Dictionary (PDD)
牙醫字典。
Dictionary of Medical Terms
漢英醫學字典。
<http://www.masterstech-home
.
com/ASLDict.html A Basic Dictionary of ASL Terms
此書為美國手勢符號詞語之基本字典,幫助與聾啞人士溝通。內容收錄常用手勢,
包括數字、英文字母、顏色....等,按字母順序排列,其中所收錄手勢的圖片是從觀看
者的角度畫成。
醫學專業字典。
糖尿病字典。
<http://home.ipoline.com/~guoli/med/dict0.htm Dictionary of On-Line
Medical
Resources
醫學辭典。
<http://www.mpip.org/frameset.shtml?tools/dict/dictindex.html MPIP
Medical
Dictionary
醫學辭典。可使用萬用字元*查詢。
<http://www.graylab.ac.uk/omd/index.html The On-line Medical
Dictionary
醫學辭典。以索引方式分類查詢。

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<http://www.phy.ncku.edu.tw/~astrolab/e_book/contain/contain.html 天文
學概論大綱
對天文有興趣的同學,這個網站可領你入門。內容教你認識夜空、中西天文學發展簡
史、星光的祕密、我們的太陽、恆星的誕生…等等,自己去探索吧。
<http://140.112.43.94/~bill/astro/index.html 宇宙天文篇
天文學入門,有許多美美的圖呦。
<http://www.phy.ncku.edu.tw/~astrolab 天文教學實驗室
有天文
<http://www.treasure-troves.com/astro/astro.html Eric's Treasure Trove
of
Astronomy
天文辭典。
<http://163.29.170.224/A-Dict/dic-index.htm 星典
線上天文辭典,由<http://tas.w3.to/ TAS台灣天文網提供。

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<http://www.cc.nctu.edu.tw/~biotech/dic.html 生化辭彙
生化<http://www.cc.nctu.edu.tw/~biotech/dic.html 相關辭彙查詢網站連
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.
de/cgi-bin/acronym Abbreviations of Chemiacl Compounds
此書收錄化學混合物的縮寫字,並提供search的功能。
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Biology
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版,企圖做為讀者在閱讀現代生物學時,能快速查詢且簡單易懂的工具,目前收錄
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Chromosome
Committee Reports、MIT microsatellite map等,為生物方面的字典,內容包

老鼠與人類染色體圖、文字檔、老鼠微衛星圖等,可供使用者下載使用。

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介紹世界各地有名的建築物、建築師,以及介紹各時期不同的建築風。有美美的

片喔!
<http://mathworld.wolfram.com/ Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics
網路數學辭典。
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鐘錶專有名詞介紹。
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由鷹通空運網站提供。
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DICTIONARY
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園藝字典。
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Conservation of books : A Dictionary of Descriptice Terminology
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2009年1月8日 星期四

Colourful Bedrooms

Design Ideas For Girls' Bedrooms

Design Ideas For Girls' Bedrooms

Design Kids' Bedrooms: 4-11 Years

Design Kids' Bedrooms: 4-11 Years
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Date Published:
20/11/2008

Come school age and decorating a child's bedroom becomes a lot more tricky. Not only does the average child bring with it fifty times its own bodyweight in toys, clothes, books, school equipment and general stuff, but their room goes from being a place to sleep to everything from a social club, study area, play room, craft workshop and hideaway. Plus, s/he will almost certainly have strong design ideas of their own – not all that chime with your personal aesthetic. Nevertheless, as long as you follow a few basic rules, you should be able to come up with a comfortable, practical room that you both love.

By Kerry Young

Kahlinka room by Aspace. Decorating Planning Kids' Rooms

Aspace Kahlinka bedroom range

5 Golden Rules For Children's Rooms

Plan Ahead
Plan at least three years in advance – hard to imagine now, but in a couple of years their great long legs will be dangling over the end of that cute little toddler bed.

Storage, Storage, Storage
You cannot have too much storage – unless you have catastrophically birthed Ann Maurice, there will only ever be more stuff.

IKEA-PAX-MALM-wardrobe.  Decorating Planning Kids' Rooms

Ikea Pax Malm wardrobe

Don't Theme It

Don't go all out on a dominant theme – it may look fabulous, but you cannot throw away every present they are given that doesn't match.

Make Them Think It's What They Want
Listen to what they want but interpret it loosely – kids change their minds in a heartbeat.

Be Realistic
Keep it flexible – they want to share, they don't want to share, it's your son's room, it's your daughter's room, it's the spare room – remember modern living is all about flux before you commit to that fitted daisy carpet.

Planning Your Child's Bedroom

Give Them Space
You may be paying the mortgage, but a bedroom is so much more to a child that just a place to sleep, so consider giving them the largest bedroom. It'll be worth it if they manage to keep most of their toys in there and not everywhere else in the house. Lucky enough to have a playroom? You might just get away with keeping the larger bedroom

IKEA-MAMMUT-range. Decorating Planning Kids' Rooms

Ikea Mammut range

Make It Kid-Proof

At this age, children are basically monkeys – chairs are for leaping off, beds are for bouncing on or camping under and anything high is ripe for swinging on. Watch your children playing to get inspiration for making their room fun. Think bed with drapes to make a den, fit a plain wall with foot and hand holds to make rock face, sling a hammock across a corner to transform the room into a pirate ship.

Aspace-Key-West-Cabin-Bed.  Decorating Planning Kids' Rooms

Aspace Key West Cabin Bed

Choose Furniture To Last

Chosen carefully, furniture bought now could last until you send them off to college. For major bits of furniture, like beds and wardrobes, steer clear of teeny versions they will outgrow in a couple of years. Go for a classic style, and buy sturdy, quality items that have some hope of withstanding the frankly improper use your children will subject them to.

High-Sleeper by Aspace.  Decorating Planning Kids' Rooms

High Sleeper by Aspace

Put In Bunks

Even if the room is for one child, think about putting in bunks anyway. They will be really useful for friends to sleep over or if you want to stick a sibling in their room when Granny comes to stay, but they also make excellent dens and adventure playgrounds for young kids.

Aspace-Sherbourne-bed. Decorating Planning Kids' Rooms

Aspace Sherbourne bed

Invest In Hidden Storage

If you go for a single bed, think about a practical cabin type (with space underneath for a desk) or invest in an under-bed truckle for sleepovers.

Keep Them Asleep
Children of this age group are still prone to the 'get up at dawn' routine, so get a serious blackout solution at the window if you value your sleep. A blackout roller blind in a neutral shade will see them through to adulthood, and you can add different drapes to pretty it up as the décor changes.

Get Them In The Mood For Bed
A dimmer switch is a good idea for getting the mood right for the bedtime routine and providing a soft nightlight if they need it.

Beulah bedroom by Aspace. Decorating Planning Kids' Rooms

Beulah bedroom by Aspace

Fit Practical Flooring

Flooring is key in a kid's pad. You want something hardwearing and stain proof, and when they've got their mates round and they're all hyped up on Jelly Tots, you'll also appreciate some sound absorption. Rubber Flooring is great for softness, toughness and insulation (try www.rubberflooringcompany.co.uk or Dalsouple), or go for wooden flooring with a jolly (washable) rug (www.arugisforlife.com; Letterbox).

Be Safe

Don't forget – safety first. Fit window locks, remove locks on doors, avoid large lockable trunks, put covers on electrical sockets, avoid trailing electrical leads, and screw heavy furniture to the wall.

Make It Play-Friendly
Once little people reach school age, they are really getting into independent play and their bedroom will come into its own as a place to hang out. Design the room with plenty of floor space for spreading out jigsaws/ponies/cars and provide an element of adventure for kids with limitless energy.

Decorating Your Child's Bedroom

Children express a colour preference from a fairly early age, and you'll probably want to take this into account - however, use these tips to make the most of the bedroom's proportions and natural daylight.

New-England-Bunk by Aspace. Decorating Planning Kids' Rooms

New England Bunk by Aspace

Keep The Scheme Neutral

Your child will doubtless have a strong preference when it comes to a colour scheme and no-one would be surprised if it doesn't come down to pink for girls and blue for boys. Not only will bubblegum pink and bright blue clash with your tasteful décor, but you will have to redecorate if there's any change in room allocations and it will not be long before they themselves pronounce it 'lame' or similar.

The easiest way to avoid this is to opt for a neutral backdrop and allow the Day-Glo toys and a few choice soft furnishings do the talking, colour wise. You can get fantastic bed linen for kids in cool designs and colours that won't cost much to replace a year or three down the line (try Habitat or Ikea), chuck in a few cushions and a rug and voila! Bright, breezy and instantly removable.

Be Sophisticated

Another route is to find an acceptable-to-grown-ups version of their colour choice – think smoky deep blues or sophisticated grey, and accents of red or plum instead of pink.

Go Eco

Consider using low-VOC eco-friendly paint - it's better for the environment and it will cut down on the potentially harmful chemicals in your child's room. Try www.ecospaints.com or www.thelittlegreene.com.

Astor-room range by Aspace. Decorating Planning Kids' Rooms

Astor range by Aspace

Theming It? Be Clever

Unless you are prepared to redo it every year, character-type themes are usually a bad idea. You don't want wall-to-wall Spongebob Squarepants, and neither will they in about, oh, a week. Stickers are an excellent way to bring in some interest – try www.stickyups.com or DIY stores – and when you're sick of them, they peel right off. Another useful DIY shed staple is blackboard paint – slap it on a cupboard door or section of wall and you have an easel for budding artists, a place to work out sums or somewhere for you to leave pointed comments on the state of their room (which, obviously, they'll ignore).

Whatever their age, there can never be too much storage. Kids these days have a lot of possessions and just one (or even half a) room to keep it all in. Get the storage right and you might have a slight hope of seeing their floor again.

Ikea storage shelves. Decorating Planning Kids' Rooms

Ikea storage shelves

Go Wild For Storage

Buy Versatile Storage
Make shelving adjustable to grow with them – cute little bookcases soon look woefully inadequate when piled up with textbooks. Allow different heights for DVDs, books, big books, files, knick-knacks, photos, etc.

Make It Accessible
If they can't reach it, they won't use it – make sure all storage is accessible to the child.

Use Wasted Space
Underbed storage is a brilliant use of otherwise dead space (and stops it becoming a toy and food graveyard). Get low boxes on wheels that will adapt from toy storage to clothes to magazines – try Lakeland.

The back of door is good for much more than a moth-eaten dressing gown. Go to Ikea or Store (www.aplaceforeverything.co.uk) for organisers that hang over the door.

MORRUM-loft-bed-frame, Ikea. Decorating Planning Kids' Room

Morrum loft bed frame, Ikea

Buy Multipurpose Pieces

Where space is tight, go multi-purpose. Think bench or window seat with lift-up seats and storage inside, or a high bed with drawers in the base.

Use The Walls
Use the wall space. A row of hooks can act as an overflow for the wardrobe, or hang colourful laundry bags for tidying away toys or accessories.


Label It
If you have a lot of boxes to stash their stuff, don't expect them to remember what is where. Label every box carefully so they don't empty out every one every time they need something.

Lines Not Piles
Stacked boxes are a pain when what you want is at the bottom, so avoid piles. Line up boxes on shelves or modular units instead.

Where To Shop For Children's Bedrooms

Aspace
Ikea
Habitat
The Little White Company
John Lewis
Mothercare
Laura Ashley

Design Ideas For Teenagers' Rooms

Design Ideas For Teenagers' Rooms
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Date Published:
21/11/2008

Aged eleven, your child is careering towards being a (whisper it) teenager. While they may pretend they don't, they do still want to play and indulge in a little make-believe, but their room is also a study and frankly somewhere to get away from you.

By Kerry Young

Ikea Odda range. Design A Young Teenager's Bedroom

Ikea Odda furniture range

5 Golden Rules For Teen Rooms

Plan Ahead
Plan at least three years in advance – hard to imagine now, but in a couple of years that lovely child will be inviting her/his mates home to listen to rock music.

Storage, Storage, Storage
You cannot have too much storage – even teenagers gather stuff at alarming speed, plus they'll have a burgeoning collection of homework folders and books that you'll need to accomodate.

Let Them Have Their Way
Where once they wanted fairies on the walls, now they might want all black. Hey, let them have their way – their bedroom should be a retreat (from you) and somewhere they can express themselves. Let them feel at home (and keep the door shut so you don't have to look at it). So they love Arsenal and want all the players on the wall? Paint the room a deep red to match the team colours... You get the drift.

Ikea Malm bed and Frederik workstation. Design Teenage Room

Ikea Malm bed and Frederik workstation

Be Realistic

Keep it flexible – it's a study, it's a bedroom, it's a hang out. If you've not got space for everything, rework it. Replace the bed with a good sofabed, get them a raised bed with a desk beneath… The options are endless – and you needn't spend a fortune – somewhere like Ikea is a good place for inspiration.

Sound Proof It
Door abit flimsy? A good, solid fire door will help keep noise down in the rest of the house, as will a nice thick carpet instead of floorboards. It works both ways – they'll need peace and quiet to study, you'll need protection from their 'music'.

Before you start thinking decoration, you need to plan the layout of the room, assuming there's some space to swap it about abit.

Odda Furniture by Ikea.  Design A Teenage Room

Odda bed with truckle and foldaway guest bed, all Ikea

Add A Chill Out Space

It's sad but true that your child's social life is more vibrant than your own, so work in a chillout space where they can hang out with friends and chat about boys/football. A sofa bed is a useful investment if there's space – make it more futureproof by choosing something you'd be happy to have elsewhere in the house.

Make The Most Of Space
If space is tight, invest in a cabin bed with a desk area underneath. You can buy all-in-one units from most furniture shops, or get a joiner to build one to order with bespoke storage, too.

Fit An Extra Bathroom?

You may have noticed that the bathroom is occupied for longer and longer, so consider squeezing in a second. If you have two adjacent kids' rooms, look into the possibility of slicing a little off both to create a bathroom between them for them to share.

Light It Well
Don't forget about the lighting. Your child will need a bedside lamp and task lighting around the desk, and fairy lights are a fast and easy way to add atmosphere. Overloaded extension cables are a nasty fire risk so get an electrician to install new sockets where needed.

Get The Electrics Sorted
Any time soon they are going to want a PC, games console, phone and TV in their room at least. If you're having work done in the room, it might be worth getting phone points, sockets and aerial connections put in now for when you give in and let them in the future.

High-Sleeper by Aspace. Design A Teenager's Bedroom

High Sleeper by Aspace

Get Extra Seating

At this age, your kids may actually sit on a chair rather than loll on the floor or hang from their knees all the time. Beanbags and oversize floor cushions are a good choice as they can be slung in a cupboard or under a bed if you need extra floor space and are easy to re-cover, too.

Create A Quiet Space
Homework is really cranking up now, and a quiet study area is essential, so find space for a desk. In smaller rooms, you could fit a drop-leaf table to the wall, which can fold away when not in use, with a folding chair.

Zone The Room

Children that may have shared a room beautifully through early childhood can become mortal enemies as they grow. If sharing is causing conflict, try and introduce distinct areas. A stylish screen can provide a bit of privacy or try a bookcase-style room divider.

Go Secondhand
If you're looking for furniture that's a bit different but inexpensive, head for the local second-hand shop or sale room. You can pick up unique bits and pieces for a few quid and paint them to suit the current colour scheme.

Decorating A Teen Bedroom

When it comes to how they want their room to look, your older child is less likely than a little one to be fobbed off with a token Angelina Ballerina pillowcase. Fortunately, though, they are probably open to more sophisticated decorating schemes, so there's bound to be a colour scheme between their ideal (black) and yours (eau de nil) that you can agree on.

Ikea-Bedding. Design A Teenager's Bedroom

Ikea bedlinen

Inspire Them

Show them inspirational room schemes on this site to push them gently in the direction of a shade they might not otherwise accept. If you're thinking wallpaper, there are tons of designs that are neither boringly adult or cringingly childish – check out www.absolutezerodegrees.co.uk, www.timorousbeasties.com or www.cathkidston.co.uk.

Let Them Personalise It

Once you have got the kid-friendly sophistication sorted, your young person may feel the need to personalise the space a little. For creative types, you could stick up oversized sheets of paper on one wall for them to express themselves artistically – lining paper is cheap and disposable. Or buy plain canvasses from art shops for them to paint and produce their own masterpieces. Alternatively, get hold of a really big picture frame and let them fill it with photos, notes, doodles and memorabilia for a cool montage that they can take down and change as often as they like.

Ikea Bedroom Furniture. Design A Teenager's Bedroom

Ikea bedroom furniture

Get Grown Up

If they want something really grown up, they need look no further for inspiration than our bedroom design galleries – we've got great ideas for colourful bedrooms, neutral bedrooms, contemporary bedrooms and traditional bedrooms.

Add A Noticeboard

As they juggle their hectic social calendars, some kind of noticeboard for all those invitations is a good idea. Take the blackboard paint idea to a whole new level with magnetic blackboard paint for a chalk board that can hold up notes as well. Alternatively Kidicraft (www.kidicraft.co.uk) sells magnetic paint that you apply as an undercoat before finishing with your chosen wall colour for a subtle wall-as-magnetic-noticeboard effect.

Go Wild For Storage

Whatever their age, there can never be too much storage. Kids these days have a lot of possessions and just one (or even half a) room to keep it all in. Get the storage right and you might have a slight hope of seeing their floor again.

Expedit storage range, Ikea. Design A Teenager's Bedroom

Buy Versatile Storage

Make shelving adjustable to grow with them – cute little bookcases soon look woefully inadequate when piled up with textbooks. Allow different heights for DVDs, books, big books, files, knick-knacks, photos, etc.

Make It Accessible
If they can't reach it, they won't use it – make sure all storage is accessible to the child.

Buy Multipurpose Pieces
Where space is tight, go multi-purpose. Think bench or window seat with lift-up seats and storage inside, or a high bed with drawers in the base.

Use The Walls
Use the wall space. A row of hooks can act as an overflow for the wardrobe, or hang colourful laundry bags for tidying away toys or accessories.

Aspace-Sherbourne-Bed. Design A Teenager's Bedroom

Sherbourne bed by Aspace

Use Wasted Space

Underbed storage is a brilliant use of otherwise dead space (and stops it becoming a toy and food graveyard). Get low boxes on wheels that will adapt from toy storage to clothes to magazines – try Lakeland.

The back of door is good for much more than a moth-eaten dressing gown. Go to Ikea or Store (www.aplaceforeverything.co.uk) for organisers that hang over the door.

Label It
If you have a lot of boxes to stash their stuff, don't expect them to remember what is where. Label every box carefully so they don't empty out every one every time they need something.

Lines Not Piles
Stacked boxes are a pain when what you want is at the bottom, so avoid piles. Line up boxes on shelves or modular units instead.

Where To Shop For Teenage Bedrooms

Aspace
Ikea
Habitat
The Little White Company
John Lewis
Mothercare
Laura Ashley
MFI