How to Decorate a Child’s Bedroom
As much as it can be fun, decorating your child’s bedroom can also be quite challenging. Especially in case of a small room where creating an uncluttered and bright space for playing and learning takes some creativity.
That’s why we’ve compiled some inspirational tips that will allow you to turn a child’s bedroom into an organized, attractive and downright fun place without breaking your bank.
A Neutral Canvas
Children grow fast, so the smartest thing to do is to follow the “less is more” rule and create a neutral canvas you’ll be able to adapt easily. Keep it simple with minimal furnishings and simple decor, making the most of the space. Floor space is crucial since it is the foundation for hours of play, the building zone trains, fairy kingdoms, lego, etc.
The best way to achieve this is the combination of open shelving and loft bed. Shelves will make the toys double as lovely accessories and the loft bed will provide an additional fun zone that could serve as a lounging den or reading nook.
Infuse With Magic
Kids are all about pure belief and imagination, so making room for magic is mandatory. Provide them with some inexpensive glow-in-the-dark ceiling stars and fairy lights and allow them to make their own galaxies and fairy palaces. Instead of ordinary and boring light fixtures, enrich their imagination kingdom with colorful toy lamps.
You can additionally boost this touch of enchantment with paint that glows in the dark. You can find this glowing additive to paint in most hobby and craft stores, so your child can paint additional celestial bodies on the ceiling or even the entire cityscape on the walls. This will certainly make lights out time into an adventure every night.
With a Tiny Tenant in Mind
Aiming for a child-friendly space, you just need to step in their shoes. To promote independent play and self-responsibility, keep furnishings to their height with access to hooks, shelves, and low bins. The pint-sized table makes a perfect child-friendly work area to create and color, keeping mind and hands busy and promoting mental and physical development. Later that handy personal workplace will serve as a quiet homework and study place. A comfortable cozy floor bed is also better than traditional furnishing. Designing with a tiny tenant in mind you’ll create the bedroom that’s functional and playful at the same time.
Having fun is crucial during childhood so you should focus on play areas. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean you should turn the entire bedroom into toy land clutter. The best way to emphasize fun is to carefully implement play elements without sacrificing the overall style.
One element that you can always incorporate seamlessly is DIY chalkboard paint ideas such as the chalkboard wall. Next, you can create a small art gallery space where your child can display its creations. You can also add a slide to the bunk bed, add a built-in climbing space to one wall, even implement an indoor swing or cargo net suspended on the ceiling. The point is to let your child’s imagination turn these things into its own private kingdom – even a house-frame bed could serve as a mighty fortress.
Get Creative With Color
Every childhood needs to be colorful, but many parents make the wrong first step regarding the color. They think too straight, painting the walls blue in case of a boy and pink in case of a girl. But the choice is not that easy. Little girls adore pink, but the situation can change drastically within just a few years. This problem becomes even bigger in the case of a small bedroom that can easily become overwhelmed and feel cramped by vivid wall colors. The trick is in striking the perfect balance.
So, instead of following the cliche, experiment with color within a white compact space. Walls are not the only place where color can add character and fun. Curtains or blinds and bedding are perfect for colorful patterns that will bring playful contrast to a white room. To increase this impact further, introduce additional color through key accessories, rugs, and scattered cushions.
Corral the Clutter
To make this all work, you need to double up on storage. Kids are always surrounded by lots of stuff – besides games, toys, and books, there’s an ever-changing wardrobe. This is why you need to use every opportunity for storage space: built-in storage inside furniture, storage crates under the bed, wall-hugging book rails, hooks, etc.
All these tips will work best if you identify both your child’s current wishes and future needs. This will make sure they won’t grow out of a design in just a few years.