Decorating a child’s bedroom can be a difficult task. They grow quickly and their tastes change frequently making it can be hard to get it right without needing to redecorate every few months. Here are some great tips for decorating your child’s room to last.
Keep it Simple
Stick to light, plain colours on your walls. This will make it easier to find accessories to match and update as your children get older.
Kids have a lot of stuff. So, their rooms need a lot of storage. Use under bed space and higher shelves for anything they don’t need as often. Then make sure toy boxes and bookshelves are easy for the children to access. Make sure the room is safe for them to play in unsupervised by strapping shelving to walls and making sure anything heavy is out of reach.
Include a Desk
A simple, high-quality desk can make a great addition to any child’s room. Younger children will sit at the desk to draw and colour, feeling grown up and important. As they get older, the same desk will be used to chat to friends online, do homework, and read.
Invest in Quality Furniture
Children aren’t always careful with their furniture. So, if you want it to be stylish and long-lasting it is worth investing in high-quality pieces. A solid wood wardrobe with drawers from Revival Beds is the perfect example of a useful piece of furniture that is built to last.
Keeping your walls plain and simple gives you chance to do a lot with accessories. Colourful bedding, posters and prints all look great in children’s rooms. Buy cheaper accessories that reflect their current tastes so you don’t mind as much if you have to change them in a few months. At least it’s not wallpaper. Soft rugs and cushions can also add comfort and style to a child’s bedroom.
Let your children help make decisions on colours and furniture. It is their room after all. You could even paint some pictures or prepare some crafts to hang together. They’ll take great pride in making something themselves, which they can then show off in their own room.
Think of the Future
Prepare for your child getting older and changing, but also for the possibility of more children in the future. If this is something you are considering and they may be sharing a room try to be prepared where possible. Make sure your design has space for a second bed, the wardrobe is big enough for two, and the walls are kept to gender neutral colours.
Going from a toddler’s room to a child’s room is a big change for children. It is a sign that they are growing up and changing. They might be moving to a bigger bed or getting ready to start school. It’s a big deal in their life. Enjoy coming up with ideas together and watching their personalities bloom. Decorating doesn’t have to be stressful or difficult – it can actually be good fun.
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