Designing and decorating a kids’ room is what I enjoy the most. It is the one room of the house where you can really go all out, have fun and be the most creative. You’ll want your kids’ room to be visually appealing, animated and inspirational. At the same time you’ll want it to be a calm space where your child can find comfort.
It is often a challenge for parents to find the balance between these things. You’ll want your children to love playing in their room but you definitely don’t want it to be an over stimulating place. I have a few ideas to help create the most delightful, happy and restful room for any child.
An Emphasis On Creativity
Who doesn’t want their kids to be creative? Imagination, curiosity and a sense of wonderment should be nurtured in every child. Why not reflect this in their bedroom. Give them tools to be able to express themselves. Set up a dress-up corner, a fabric or bead box or create a chalkboard wall.
Make It Their Space Not Yours
Everyone needs to feel like they have their own special place in the world and this is no less important for our children. Create a space with them just for them. Get your kids involved in the design process whatever their age. Let them choose colors, paint, and make their own decorations. Don’t be scared if they choose colors you wouldn’t necessarily go for. Designate a corner or a wall of the room just for them to decorate how they choose. Have your child’s artwork framed and hang it up in their room. Giving them some creative input is a great way to instill confidence in your children and can really help make the room feel like their own.
Highlight Their Fads
It’s sometimes too tempting to create a themed room for a child especially if they are just crazy about one particular thing. But just remember, whatever the latest phase or craze your child is going through, it won’t last forever. You don’t want to have to change their room at every age and stage.
It makes good sense to purchase furniture that is traditional in design. Wooden bedrooms sets are often a safe bet as they tend to be very durable and can always be spruced up with a lick of paint or varnish.
The accents and accessories that you buy are where you can go all out to highlight the latest craze your child is going through. Rugs, wall art and framed pictures can always be replaced so make these the items that reflect your child at this time.
To keep your kids bedroom from getting over cluttered you’ll want to invest in some smart storage. As much fun as you’ll want your kids to have in their bedroom, by the end of the day you’ll want them to put their toys, games and books away to create a sleep inducing environment.
Again, it makes better sense to go for a classic bookshelf and cupboard that can be spruced up with smaller accents that will appeal to your kids’ sensibilities.
A toy box or a head board with built in storage work really well for smaller sized rooms.
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