Decorating a kid’s bedroom can be difficult, but we have put together a few tips and tricks to help create a space for children where they can learn, grow and make memories.
It is important to be practical when decorating a child’s bedroom, so look ahead to what furniture items are likely to stay within the family, it is a good idea to invest in pieces that will be used for the next 10 years or longer. A great bed is always worth the extra dollars.
ENHANCE A CHILD’S LEARNING CAPACITY
Children respond well to colour. Bright hues will enhance a child’s learning capacity and thirst for knowledge. So carefully consider colour when putting together your children’s space.
Colour can be introduced in many ways; bed linen is a good place to start. There are also great wallpapers that can provide colour and interest. Rugs and artwork can also set the theme for a room. Hot magenta, lilac and lime green jumbled with soft pastels are a fabulous colour combination for a girl’s bedroom. Navy blue is a great traditional colour for boys, consider including accents of orange to provide more interest. For both boys and girls, a partnership of aquamarine with soft charcoal and white is a smart colour solution.
REFLECT THEIR PERSONALITY
Children have to want to spend time in this space so add touches that reflect their personality and tastes. A reading nook or small space to play will encourage your child to use their room for more than just sleep. It is also important to get your little one involved in the creative process, you will get a clear idea of what they like and dislike.
As your child grows so will their hobbies and interests, so it is best to have their bedrooms grow with them. By keeping the walls and main furniture items neutral you can build on theme by adding colour with bedding, cushions and other décor items. Photo frames with intriguing images, inspiring quotes and bold patterns can really add character and interest. This way the bedroom will be easy to change over time.
Toys should be easy accessible to your child but that doesn’t mean they need to be stored on the floor. Built in or even free-standing storage solutions can make a huge difference.
Labelled containers are a great way to store small toys. You should try stay away from see-through containers as these can have a tendency to look ‘messy’. Add floating shelves to store soft toys and books on this way you will free up floor space and open up the room. Not only does a child’s room need to be exciting and playful but it also needs to be practical. Investing in furniture and storage solutions that fit in the space will help in the long run.
Aim to create a space that is safe and inviting for your child and allow their bedrooms to reflect their personalities. There are many ways to add interest to a child’s bedroom; just be creative and make sure you have fun in the process.