6 Out of The Box Ways to Decorate Your Child’s Bedroom
Decorating a child’s bedroom is trickier than you might imagine.
The decor you choose has to align with your child’s tastes (if they’re old enough to have developed strong opinions). It also needs to be practical; somewhere your little one can sleep, play and enjoy spending time. And lastly, it needs to have room to grow with your child, as their tastes will change dramatically over the coming years. So how do you even begin to design a bedroom with all this in mind, while also keeping an eye on your budget?
Luckily we’re here to help. With some careful planning and a few clever shortcuts, you can create the bedroom of your child’s (and your) dreams; a haven they will love for years to come. Follow the tips below to find out more.
Decorate with toys
Kids love their toys, and if they’re arranged well, they can add colour and interest to an otherwise muted bedroom. Line up their favourite action figures or race cars on some open shelves; create a teddy bear sanctuary atop a chest of drawers; or stand their dolls house in the light of a large window. It saves storage; your kids will love it; and it’s easy to alter as their tastes change over time.
Ask your child what colours they want in their bedroom and, chances are, they’ll say something along the lines of ‘rainbow!’ or ‘orange!’
If the thought of a fluorescent bedroom makes your heart sink, don’t fret. You don’t need to reach for the paint brush in order to bring your son or daughter’s favourite colour into their bedroom. A simple neutral or monochrome wall colour matched with brightly coloured curtains makes for a clean, sharp looking space that still has plenty of childish charm. Match the curtains with a few cushions and perhaps a picture or two, and you’re done!
When it comes to deciding what pictures should adorn your child’s bedroom walls, consider something a bit more special and unique than their favourite cartoon character.
Diamond painting kits enable your child to use small rhinestones and a no-mess glue pen to create gorgeous, professional-looking works of art. Following a simple colour-coded grid, they can make glittering images of film characters, nature scenes and all manner of other things. It’s easy, and once it’s done they can feel pride at having their very own unique artwork hanging on their wall.
Decorate the ceiling
Painting the ceiling to look like the night sky gives your little one a serene, relaxing scene to fall asleep to. Use some blue paint, and either some silver paint or some glow-in-the-dark sticky stars to give your child dreams of the milky way.
Under-the-bed drawers, stacked shelf desks, and hanging storage hampers are all effective ways to keep a child’s bedroom organised, especially if it’s on the smaller side. Allocate different areas for toys, books and clothes, and teach your child the satisfaction of neatly organising their own space the way they like it.
Mix bright paints with prints
Kids love bright colours. Why? Because they’re exciting and speak to their vivid personalities. We grownups often shy away from the colours we loved when we were young, worrying that they are somehow tasteless. But that needn’t be the case. Indulge your child and release your own inner child by mixing bright wall colours with matching (but more elegant) patterns in the carpet, bedding and accents. If the room is big enough, it’ll work, and your child will love it – which is surely the most important thing.