Top tips for decorating your child’s bedroom
Choosing the colours, furniture, and decorations for your child’s bedroom can be difficult, especially if they have a distinct plan in mind. Here are our top tips that will hopefully make the process a little easier for you both.
Choose the right colour scheme
As with any room in your home, it’s best to choose neutral colours that will last rather than something bright and bold. It’s easy to go overboard with bright colours and specific themes but spending a lot of money on everything princess-related now may not be worth it in a few years when your child has different interests. A neutral colour will provide a good base for adding brighter elements with soft furnishings and other inexpensive items that can easily be changed.
Add an element of fun
Once you’ve settled on the practical stuff such as furniture, flooring, and colours, you can figure out how to make your child’s room fun for them to be in. Consider things such as wall murals that you can easily peel off once your child has outgrown them or how about invest in a space where they can make their own den? Sticking to a theme is another way to add an element of character to a bedroom.
Short or long term?
When you’re buying furniture, consider whether you’re looking for a short term solution or if you want to invest in something that will last as your child grows. Buying a bunk bed, for example, may not be the best option for a child that will soon be a teen. This doesn’t have to just be about furniture, however, consider the colour scheme and how it will look in a few years time.
Innovative storage solutions
One thing that will be hugely important with any kid’s bedroom is storage so when choosing furniture, look for pieces that have a dual purpose such as beds with trundle mattresses that are great for sleepovers. Bunk beds are another versatile piece of furniture as you can utilise the space underneath. As your kids grow, it’s likely that they’ll need more hanging space in their wardrobe and a desk or dressing table so purchasing furniture now that can be used for this later will be a worthwhile investment.
Get your kids involved
By asking your children what they like and dislike, you should be able to settle on something that suits you both. You might be surprised that what they want is something that you had in mind anyway. Be prepared to compromise and aim to achieve what they want with accessories rather than making everything stick to the same theme.
Leave it in the hands of a professional
Take the weight off your shoulders when it comes to decorating by hiring the help of a professional interior designer such as Kia Designs. Interior designers will work closely alongside you to understand your requirements and hopefully provide innovative solutions that will allow your child’s bedroom to be as unique as they are.