Tips on Decorating Your Child's Room
Posted on April 21, 2015
A child’s bedroom is more than a just a place to sleep. Rather, it is the place where children go to feel secure and to express their ideas.
Without careful planning your child’s room can turn into a stock pile of toys and other valueless items. Often times, cluttered unorganized spaces lead to sketchy ideas and incomplete personal endeavors.
Conversely, a well organized room with the right decor can inspire children to express themselves efficiently. In fact, great bedrooms contribute to the formation of happy childhood memories. In other words, a child’s bedroom can serve as a platform for development over the course of a lifetime. 6 tips for decorating your child’s bed’s room are described below.
Tip #1: Understand your child’s desires before choosing a theme
When designing a child’s bedroom it best to understand his or her personal preferences before you begin. Knowing a child’s favorite color, toy, or superhero can help to develop a theme that can be used for your design. Designing a bedroom based on a particular theme does not mean that you go out a buy every item that has your child’s favorite cartoon character pasted on it. Instead, it means that you add elements to a room in a way that conveys the feeling that your child gets from their favorite thing.
A good way to ensure that you are on the right track with your design is to allow the child to help with its implementation. Getting the child involved sites the stage for the child to feel a sense of accomplishment and ownership over the finished product. While a child’s preferences may change often, children are more likely to appreciate their room’s design when they feel responsible for its development.
Tip #2: Color is key
It’s always a good idea to incorporate your child’s favorite color into your design. Surely, your child’s color preference will evolve over time. However, adding sporadic splashes of your child’s current favorite color in hues that peek your child’s interest can make a bedroom pleasing for a very long time.
Tip #3: Make wise furniture choices
The furniture that you add to your child’s bedroom should be age appropriate. You should choose furniture that is flexible enough that the child can continue to use it as he or she gets older. For instance, consider getting a loft bed with room for a study desk and book shelf underneath. As the child get older, they can make adjustments to the space under the bed in ways that suit their current needs.
Tip #4: Storage is crucial
Finding creative ways to store your child’s items can make or break a bedroom’s design. It is impossible for your child to be organized when storage spaces are not available. One way to create exciting storage space is to create shelving using fun items such as skate boards. Another idea is to create cloth shelving by wrapping a beautiful cloth around parallel posts.
Tip #5: Safety first
The safety of your child is supremely important. Consider adjusting the height of your shelves so that your child does not try to over extend themselves to access their things. Make sure all of the wall hangings and mirrors are fastened securely. Hide all wiring and cover all of the unused electrical sockets with plastic socket covers.
Tip# 6: Don't forget the ceiling
Ceilings can be designed to serve more than one purpose. For instance, ceilings can help tie together a design theme, add lighting, and to circulate air throughout a room. Adding a decorative ceiling fan can satisfy all of the design needs mentioned above without breaking your budget.
The final touch
Ultimately, your child’s bedroom should be a safe haven. Your child should feel relaxed, creative and safe when they are in the room. The right bed covers, tapestries, and blinds can make your child’s bedroom feel absolutely magical.