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Good things come in pairs, especially extremely telegenic twins who are good at building, buying, renovating and about everything else to do with homes. Such has been the winning formula of Drew and Jonathan Scott of Property Brothers, a wildly successful franchise of HGTV shows that centre around the duo’s various real estate abilities. Most recently, the Scott brothers debuted Property Brothers: Forever Home, a show that tries to help homeowners transform their existing homes through renovations and clever customizations, rather than flipping or moving as in their previous shows. “The result is a home that will serve the family for the long term rather than just the next couple years,” Drew says.

Engaging all members of these families seems of the utmost importance for the brothers, who just released Builder Brothers: Better Together, their second children’s book which focuses on a soapbox derby race.

“We’ve renovated countless spaces for little ones over the years because they deserve fun, functional design too,” Drew says. For anyone doing the same, the brothers suggest letting their children choose a few decor pieces or colours. “Even if the parents narrow down to options they like … let the kids make the final choice. It’ll go a long way.” In addition, don’t be afraid to go bold with artwork, accessories and more.

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Here are a few of their favourite ways to spruce up your kid’s personal space.

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Wall art

“Mix and match these colourful plates hung as wall art. They’re lightweight, durable and made of sustainable bamboo.”

Xenia Taler check bamboo side plate, $10 at Holt Renfrew.

House shelf

“This vibrant shelf is a fun way to display objects and brighten up the room!”

Gautier Studio house shelf, $39.95 at Kids at Home.

Zebra bookend

“This whimsical bookend will add little magic on any shelf or table and also are great as standalone decorative objects.”

Zebra bookend, $29.95 at Early Bird and Worm.

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Colourful rug

“Colourful yet elegant, this rug ties a room together and set the stage for any imagination to run wild!”

lorena canals terrazzo rug, $429.99 at Ella + Elliot.

Stacking toys

“Handmade toys add a comforting touch to the room. We love the flowing shapes of this stacking set and that it lets kids create their own variations to display.”

Des Enfantillages cherry wood balancing game, $80 at Etsy.

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