Decorating a child’s bedroom is something that you, as a parent, want to get right. Children value having their own private space in the home, and if it is decorated to their taste, they value it even more.
What makes a child’s bedroom perfect? An important consideration is that there is sufficient space for storage of toys and other items. The décor should reflect what the child is interested in, but parents should not automatically assume that boys will favor a blue scheme and girls a pink scheme because it does not work like that, especially in this day and age. If it is a shared bedroom, ensure that the décor is to both their tastes and that each child has their own space within the bedroom. It might be a good idea to use something like room dividers, which themselves can prove to be colorful additions to the room.
Decorating a room on a budget has its own unique challenges, but there are innovative ways to overcome a lack of money to spend. You could look to reuse old items in your house and put them into your kids’ bedrooms. Many of us keep old items of furniture in storage thinking we might need them again someday, and something like an old chest of drawers can be repainted and put in a child’s bedroom for extra storage.
The walls and windows of any room are important focal points, and in a child’s bedroom, there is significant scope for matching wall and window decorations with what the child wants. Consider your child’s interests and decorate the walls with such themes in mind. If you do not want to decorate using wallpaper, an alternative is wall art using something like wall stickers, which can be removed if necessary. Choose blinds and/or curtains to match the color scheme or theme of the room. A great addition to any bedroom is window shutters, and children’s rooms are no exception. The availability of different window shutter designs means they can be tailored to suit the particular look of a room. You can get shutters in colors that will match the color scheme of the bedroom. For instance, vibrantly colored shutters would be a great addition to a bedroom that is already painted using a similar scheme.
When it comes to designing a child’s bedroom, it’s important that you do a certain amount of futureproofing. Obviously, children’s preferences change as they grow older, and they may not like how their bedroom is decorated once they reach a certain age, perhaps because they regard the design as too childish or young for them. A great way around this is to decorate the room in relatively neutral décor that can be easily changed in subtle ways, without requiring a complete redecoration, as the child grows older. If you want to keep the future in mind, avoid themes such as farm animals or dinosaurs and focus instead on the color scheme of the room and the general décor because both can be changed easily over the course of time.
In conclusion, there are so many ideas for making the perfect child’s bedroom, but never forget to ask the kids themselves what they want in their room.