Allergy-Proof Your Child's Bedroom

The bedroom is where growing kids find rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. The decorating choices you make can have far-reaching effects.

This bedroom for Kenny Madden, who suffers from asthma, is free of materials that will collect dust or harbor mold. To liven up what could have been a sterile environment, interior designer Shelley Black commissioned an artist to create a mural using paint designed to inhibit mold. Window shades, which are preferable to heavy blinds or curtains, are capped with an easy-to-clean wooden valance.