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A designer took questions on how to create a bedroom your child will love

Every Thursday at 11 a.m. ET, Jura Koncius takes your questions about home design. (Simone Noronha for The Washington Post)

Mary Jo Major, the founder and principal designer of Rise Interiors in the District, answered your questions on how to create enjoyable rooms for children. She enjoys including coming up with solutions that can evolve as kids age and their needs and tastes change. An architecturally trained interior designer with a background in fine art, Major is full of ideas for vibrant color palettes and creative furnishing choices. Here are some of the questions she answered:

Every Thursday at 11 a.m. Eastern time, Jura Koncius helps you in your quest to achieve domestic bliss. She and weekly guests — whether it’s Martha Stewart, Marie Kondo, Jasmine Roth of HGTV, Paula Sutton of Hill House Vintage or TikTok’s Folding Lady, Sophie Liard — answer your decorating, decluttering, design, entertaining and home-keeping questions. For more than 20 years, our Q&A has hosted conversations about how to make your home comfortable, stylish, organized and fun.

Recent Q&As have covered whether it’s okay to replace a tub with a stand-alone shower, how to keep mice out of your house, what to do with a collection of costume jewelry and how to use the steam settings on your washer and dryer.

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Helen Carefoot, writer and editorial aide for the Lifestyle section, produced this Q&A.