Kids and parents alike will be happy to hear that there are NO rules when designing and decorating a child’s bedroom. A child’s bedroom will change its look over the years as the child grows and their tastes and needs change. So, get creative! This is your perfect opportunity to use your imagination when choosing colours, patterns and themes.
Make it a family project!
Get your kids involved by letting them provide input – it is their personal space and should be a reflection of their character. Allowing your child to help in the process gives them the ability to make their room a place they will love to sleep AND play in.
Does your child love baseball, monkeys or One Direction? Incorporate their interests and hobbies to help make their space personal and a place they love to hang out in.
Play with paint colours and don’t be afraid to take risks. Paint colour is easy and relatively inexpensive to change and your child’s room may see several transformations as they grow. Glow in the dark or chalkboard paint add an element of fun to any kid’s room, you might also consider hanging a piece of galvanized metal for an instant magnetic wall (you can also paint that metal with chalkboard paint to get the best of both worlds!). Inject fun pieces into your child’s room such as a beanbag chair or swing, hang a funky chandelier from the ceiling or use an animal print for your window treatment. You can incorporate big fluffy pillows or a race car desk lamp. Keep in mind, items such as a brightly coloured area rug is easy to replace as your child’s temperament and interests change.
Keep it versatile
Look for furniture pieces that will grow with your child. Invest in a bed that will accommodate your child from a young age to their teenage years or furniture that can be converted from one style or purpose to another. A sturdy desk and chair is a must have for homework and study time.
Keep it practical
Efficient and practical use of storage and closet space will keep your child’s room clean and organized. Use benches, book shelves with baskets, storage cans or sleeves hung of the wall or back of a door to help reduce clutter. Be sure to hang items at a child-friendly height for easier access. Bookshelves are a great place to highlight your child’s Harry Potter collection as well as framed art work made by them or their favourite doll or car collections. Using baskets on the shelves provide a place for smaller items that could clutter up the space.
These adorable chenille baskets from Capel Rugs are perfect for your child’s room regardless of their age. Available in a variety of colours and sizes they are a great storage option that will grow with your child.
A child’s room should be as uniques as they are. Don’t be afraid to take risks, get creative and be playful in helping them design a space that they will love to spend time in. Visit Tall Pines Interiors today to schedule a consultation.