Children spend most of their time in their bedroom which doubles as their playroom or study room. Their personal safe space should reflect their character and provide comfort. Of course, we can’t let pass the overall decoration and style of their room. With this, what do you have in mind?
Most parents think a playful and specific theme is the way to go to design their children’s bedroom. What they fail to put into consideration when deciding about this is its practicality in the long run. Do you really want to make a pirates-themed bedroom for your kid, only to redo the decor every 2-4 years?
Timeless yet fun and personalized are the things you should highly keep in mind when decorating your kid’s room. To get you started, here are some useful tips to remember when preparing to decorate and style your own kid’s bedroom:
Pick a fun yet classy color palette
Kids are playful and joyful. As much as they like coloring, surely you want to add splashes of color in their space in the form of walls, toys, furniture, bedding, and other decorative pieces.
Colors give personality to a room. However, painting your child’s walls into pink/blue when they were 3 years may not be worth it if you’d have to repaint it when they get 6 and they decide to switch to a different color; or when they go on the ‘teen’ stage where neutrals are chosen over bold colors. Don’t worry, you can compensate this thru toys or other decors. Choose a color palette that grows well with time. You’ll save a lot of time, effort, and resources in the future.
Skip the theme, add decorative touches instead
We all get a little too excited when decorating a kid’s room that the first thing that comes to our head is to think of a theme—princess theme, superhero theme, pirate theme, and the likes. Themes don’t usually blend well over time and kids grow up fast.
Instead of a theme, stick to adding decorative touches that illustrate your kid’s personality; not just one of her likes or character. Think and take advantage of timeless decor that can be easily handed down (to a younger sibling) or to anyone. Also, consider displaying pictures and artworks made by them.
Consider temporary wall prints
If your kids like patterned walls but you don’t want something permanent you’ll have to redo every time their personality develops, you can opt in using temporary wall prints. They’ll have lots of styles to choose from and the prints won’t put a dent in your wallet. It’s a temporary solution to your kid’s short-term preferences which constantly change over time.
Invest in timeless furniture pieces
Do you think a slightly costly custom race car bed for your 3-year old will be worth it in the long run? If you don’t have a lot of money to shell out and you want pieces of furniture that will last a good 4-7 years, be practical and flexible with your furniture choices.
Do not get tempted by the cute and cool concept children’s beds displayed in home department stores. The novelty of themed furniture and bedrooms wear off over time, fast. Not even one or two years have gone by and next thing you know, your little speed racer wants a superhero bedroom or a simple one when they reach their teenage years.
Don’t forget the storage options
If there’s one thing you need in the house most, it’s having enough storage that can keep all the clutter and hide the mess. Kids don’t really give much attention to storage cabinets or walls, they have their eyes on what’s inside.
Instead of purchasing a Spongebob-themed storage box, opt for a bookshelf instead which can also be used as storage for toys, books, collectibles, and the likes.
Any more tips and recommendation for decorating a child’s bedroom? Share your thoughts with us!
Ngokuphathelele umbhali: When she’s not looking over Pinterest searching for Home decoration and design ideas, Chie Suarez regularly writes for PAAL Kit Homes. It is a company that manufactures and supplies steel-framed kit homes that help Australian families build their dream home
Juni 28, 2017