Decorating a child’s bedroom starts with a picking great color, relevant theme, and adequate storage.
This is a guest post by Joyce Bryant.
Creating the perfect bedroom for your child can be a fun and exciting project. It can also be a time-consuming one, without the right approach. Most modern moms don’t have an excess of time on their hands in today’s busy world. Luckily, you don’t need a lot of time–or money!–to create a fresh and exciting bedroom that your child will love for years to come. Thanks to these tips and tricks, your child will soon be sleeping in style.
Color Your Child’s World
One of the easiest ways to change the look of your child’s bedroom is through paint colors. Depending on individual preferences and hobbies, choosing a paint color is as easy as flipping through a design magazine or looking at pictures online.
Try to encourage your child to pick a color that won’t overwhelm the room or quickly lose its appeal. For example, unless your child has demonstrated a lifelong love of lime green, it may not be the ideal choice for a wall color–particularly if you don’t plan on repainting any time soon. If your child is committed to a bold, bright color but you fear it lacks staying power, consider integrating it as an accent color that can be swapped out later for minimal cost. Don’t be afraid to take design risks, but do so with the awareness that you should be prepared to live with your choices or paint over.
The Dulux color Wall is a great starting point when it comes to narrowing down your options: this handy tool lets you explore thousands of colors and color palettes with a few simple clicks. You can also order sample containers and color swatches to help inform your decision. Design experts recommend that prospective paint colors be viewed on site before a final commitment is made since colors can appear different depending on the surrounding environment.
Dream of a Theme
Selecting a theme is another easy way to create a dream bedroom for your child. Not only are themes fun, but they can also be unifying elements in the creation of a cohesive look. Popular themes for girls today include animal prints, bursting blooms, and peace signs. Boys, meanwhile, gravitate toward sports themes, dinosaurs, and rock and roll.
When choosing a theme, try to pick one that will grow with your child, as opposed to being easily outgrown. While four-year-old Peter loves trains this year, he may be over the phase in a year. To avoid this scenario, instead of embracing the theme completely, choose accessories which convey graphic elements of the theme, but aren’t overt or cartoon-ish. Another fresh possibility is to choose a pattern as your theme–polka dots, chevron, stripes, and plaid are all solid ways to make a bold statement.
From Storage to Slides
The right furniture makes all the difference when designing fun and functional children’s bedrooms, and the right furniture is certain to have any child turning cartwheels. There are various styles of furniture which can coordinate with any style of room, and work well for kids of all ages–from toddlers to tweens to teens. Depending on your choice of accessories, anything can work equally well in boys’ and girls’ rooms. Of course, no room is complete without adequate storage options. For more information about fun bedtime furniture that has added storage, check out Stompa beds.
One added benefit of a bed with added storage that there is no reason for any bedroom to be a mess. From roomy drawers to pull-out desks, these beds are the perfect example of mindful design that satisfies both kids and their parents through a clever combination of form and function. And what kid–or kid-at-heart–doesn’t love exiting their very own bunk bed via slide?
(Image source – www.kidsomania.com
Ready, Set, Decorate!
Designing a new bedroom for your child is a great way to honor his or her unique personality and sense of style. However, it can be easy to get lost in all of the options and possibilities. By paying attention to these three simple components–wall color, theme, and furniture–you can create a designer look without blowing your budget.
For more great ideas about how to create the perfect bedroom for your child, check out helpful tips from LearnVest and offspringthing. Then, it’s go-time: ready, set, decorate!
(Image source for boys’ bedroom: nice-bedroomdecor.onsugar.com)
(Image source for girls’ bedroom: tktdw.com)
Joyce has two daughters, Maisy, aged 6 and Summer, aged 8 – she loves spending time with them and taking them to the zoo at weekends
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