We love our children and we want to do everything for them, that’s an accepted truth amongst parents. That means we make things lovely and happy for them to experience, especially when it comes to their personal space: a bedroom. This is where they can break out as many toys and crayons as they like, and fall asleep amongst the mess. However, decorating a kid’s room can turn into a bit of a hit and miss.
Children are creative and have a lot of energy to them, and that means any home decor around them should match up! However, you’re not going to know your son or daughter’s tastes when they’re first born. With that in mind, here’s some ideas on what you can do for your children’s rooms when they’re in that oh so important development stage.
Ask Them First
A good way to draw up a plan to design your child’s bedroom is to ask them, if they understand the questioning that is! So, if your kid has a say in what’s around them and what they go to bed in each night, they’re going to love what they’re looking at more and more. Maybe they’re oriented towards princesses and pretty, sparkly things, or they like calmer colors and hues, with trees drawn on the walls. Sometimes we just don’t know until we ask!
We often enough teach our kids that they have to do as they’re told, and that translates over into the intrinsic as well. We usually don’t mean for them to think that way, but showing them they have a say in something as important as home design is a great way to bring out their creative (and slightly rebellious) side.
Include Them in the Process
Including your kid in a design often means we’re going to get wacky and wild with what we come up with, but it can be a good bonding exercise at the end of the day. The both of you, sitting on the new carpet being careful not to get the paint anywhere, a bit of music in the background, and just having fun. Wall art has never had such a dream team! Sounds picturesque already, doesn’t it?
Some good ideas for including a child in the process is by letting them make art for their own walls. No matter how old they are, they can flick some paint onto a canvas, a wall, or a bit of paper. If they’re a little older, you can easily draw them up a template and get them to fill in the color, no matter how messy that may get! Either way, letting them be proud of what they’ve created is essential in good room design, and if it doesn’t match up to the rest of the home, well they’re the only one going to see it!
You could also easily let them indulge in an interest of theirs, such as adding some glow in the dark stars to the ceiling, which also act as natural night lights if they have trouble sleeping in the dark. It’s the little touches like these that go a long way!
Adding a Flair of Style
Depending on the age of your child, this can get harder as they get older. If you have a baby in their nursery, you can easily manipulate the space around them: they’re not going to appreciate it until they’re at least 3 after all.
Something minimalist is a good contemporary style, and painting the cot white and adding in decor with black rims always looks amazing. It’s gender neutral, and it’s easy to clean if you end up with any baby mishaps! You can also go for softer looks, with neutral color tones of pinks, blues, greens, and yellows, and they’re immediately eye catching to anyone entering the room. This is tranquil to help baby sleep, and works well for every kind of child.
It’s easy to combine multiple different decors in a room and style have it look stylish to the outside eye. If you have twins, for example, their personalities and tastes may not match up; give them half a room each and get their styles to complement each other. On the other hand, they might want space of their own, but this isn’t always practical. However, if you can’t afford to add on an extension, but you really need one because the fights between the two of them is just too much, you can look into home improvement loans. It’s a little side note, but it’s a good method of creating harmony in the home. Plus, it’s extra space for all the new toys and storage solutions you’re going to desperately need!
For a Little More Fun
A lot of the time, our kids can get bored with the plain or block colors on the walls, and considering their lower attention span, we can’t blame them for this! Having a versatile schedule to move things around regularly or giving kids the freedom to make things look more fun is essential as a result. Here’s some ideas for it!
Build shelves to stack toys on so your kid can see them at all times, which also adds plenty of pops of color, and is just a cool way to get rid of a toybox! You can also include a fun chair or two, maybe in the shape of an egg, or throw around some beanbags for your kid to belly flop onto after a day at school. Having an entirely interactive environment that can be taken apart and put back together can keep a child’s attention for a long time, and always looks like a happy space.
We want our kids to have fun with their surroundings and experience the rest of the world in the same way. So, use a few of these ideas to get you started if you’re at a loss of what to do, and ask your kids how they feel at the same time!
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