Child's room designed by contest judge Shazalynn Cavin-Winfrey. (SCW Interiors)

“If you want to buy the desk from Pottery Barn, great. Switch out the knobs. It makes it personal. If it’s an all-brown dresser and you put on metal knobs, it feels like something’s going on, like some thought went into that piece.

“Choose each piece individually and don’t be afraid to mix styles. A lot of people miss the small little things, but those little details add up incrementally,” she says.

Cavin-Winfrey, a judge in The Washington Post Kid’s Room Contest, shared more advice for designing a child’s bedroom in a story from today and in this morning’s Home Front chat. Read her suggestions and then let us know: How have you decorated your child’s bedroom? What was easiest and hardest about the process?