When it is time to decorate your child’s bedroom, you have to consider their preferences as well as your own which can be a tricky exercise for both of you to try agree on everything. However, the golden rule to keep in mind is that you will need to agree on a design that will last for at least a couple of years, as kids grow up so fast and you don’t want to have to redecorate very often. You want to create a space where your child will feel relaxed and happy enough to sleep in it on their own and spend time in. Children love to play either on their own or with their friends, so you will need to make sure that their bedroom has lots of inspiration for them too.
Deciding on a theme
This is the first step to designing your child’s bedroom; a good theme will allow you to incorporate matching colours, furniture and accessories throughout the room. It also makes the job a lot easier for you if your child has decided the theme with you as this means there will be fewer squabbles when choosing the different elements. A theme can either be feminine, masculine or even gender neutral! Gender neutral themed rooms tend to have a longer expiration date, as little girls and boys can grow out of their girly or boyish interests. However, themes like a princess parlour or formula one car racing can look amazing!
Once you have decided on a theme, this is how you will begin your colour palette. If you have opted for a gender neutral or even just decided on one colour as a theme, this will be easy to design around too. Your colour palette is very important as this is how you will decide on what type of flooring and wall paint to have; if you are feeling artistic, a great way to splash some interest on the walls is by adding some wall art as well. This removes the need for hanging pictures around the room, which sometimes can be a hazard around children!
The main feature of the bedroom is the bed, and there are now so many different bed designs available for children. In order to keep the child’s interest, you could opt for a bunk bed with underneath desk combination; these are multipurpose and great for saving space! Or instead you could choose a bed inside a cupboard, these are a growing trend at the moment as children love to spend time in small spaces as their imaginations run wild.
There are also other ways to create a space for children to relax in; tepees are now a huge hit with children as they add a little magic to the bedroom. Tepees feel enchanted when they are lit from within with fairy lights and lined with comfortable cushions, it’s a fantastic way to keep children playing and occupied for hours in the comfort of their own rooms. For little girls who like to play dress up in fancy dress, you could decorate their rooms with a fancy dress box an oak dressing table which will remain sturdy against all the use it will get.
It’s important to make sure there are plenty of lovely lights and lamps hanging in their rooms as children tend not to like the dark at night time, so placing a bedside lamp within their reach will make them feel a lot safer when going to sleep. Splashes of colour can also be incorporated into rugs on the floor and in the patterns in the curtains.
Toys and playthings will surely be a part of their bedroom as well, so make sure there is suitable storage available to keep their bedrooms looking nice and tidy. It is a good way of giving your child the responsibility of looking after their belongings.