Your child has been complaining about the theme of his or her bedroom and it is time to redecorate! Redecorating your child’s room is a great way to bond with your child and to utilize their “expertise” in setting up a fun and relaxing room the both of you can enjoy.
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How can I create a room that grows with my child?
This is, hands down, the most complicated question to ask and answer when decorating your child’s bedroom.
The last thing you want to do is keep re-investing money into your child’s bedroom as their preference in décor changes with their age and development. Therefore, it is important that you choose furnishings and décor with that sort of flexibility.
It is important to avoid character-themed bedrooms. Try to compromise with your child by adding a few elements to the bedroom with the character of their request. As they grow older, it is easy to remove toys and simple accessories as your child outgrows them.
Choose furniture that will work in your child’s bedroom, regardless of his or her age. This means the bed, dressers, desk, bookshelves, and any seating in the room should be chosen with both a child and teenager in mind.
It is always a good idea to incorporate the child’s name or initials into the room. Your child’s name (not nickname) is not something he or she will ever outgrow,
Where do I start in choosing my theme?
You should start with choosing the paint or rather, the paint palate. You and your child should choose a more neutral color to start with and then 2-4 accent colors that can really make the room “pop”.
Having a color palate can help inspire the additional furniture pieces as well as the bedding and pillows that can match the room.
How can I create storage space in my child’s bedroom?
There are a lot of fun and creative ways to come up with storage space in a child’s bedroom. There are even ways to create storage space that evolves with your child, too.
A bookshelf is a great way to create storage for both your child and teenager. As a child, bins can be used for storing toys, accessories, and arts and crafts, but then, as your child matures, the bins can easily be removed and books can replace where the toys once were.
You can also choose furniture that plays double duty. Some benches or seating units can open up to offer storage inside. Some beds come with drawers that are built-in underneath.
Make sure to utilize your vertical space, too. You can install shelves to store more items or bins, or you can hang organizers on doors or the sides of desks. Placing shelves on top of the others also create the opportunity to place things only an adult needs out of the child’s reach.
What size bed should I get my child?
When choosing your child’s bed, keep in mind that there is a likelihood your child will be hosting sleepovers (good luck).
While placing some kid-sized furniture into the bedroom is okay, it is not recommended you choose a kid-sized bed. This furniture piece is a focal item and it will not be able to grow with your child.
Whether you choose a twin or a full for your child, there is no wrong answer. However, keep in mind that bunk beds are a great way to utilize vertical space in order to keep the horizontal space open and available for play.
How to create a Kid Office?
At some point, your child is going to start studying and becoming the scholar we all know he or she is aspiring to be.
It is important to separate the study space from the resting or playing space in your child’s bedroom in order to help them focus. Toys and other play materials should not be kept in the drawers of a desk.
Set up this space as if you were setting up your own office. The desk should be supplied with pens, pencils, and highlighters as well as any organizational items your child might prefer. (This can be a calendar, agenda, mini-white board, corkboard, etc.)
This is where you will teach your child important skills like focusing, attention, and time-management, so you want to set them up with the potential for the greatest success.
What sort of lighting is good for a child’s bedroom?
In contrast to decorating a room for an infant, a child’s room should allow for the most natural light possible. It is good for them!
Additional lighting should be cozy for a reading nook or settling down at night. If your child wants to sleep with a nightlight, you should try to incorporate the nightlight into the theme to minimize any attention it may draw.
It can be difficult to decorate a child’s room because the room will have to grow and change as the child matures and develops.
It is also crucial to incorporate storage into the design of the room. This is to potentially minimize the opportunity of the room devolving into a pile of toys and clothes.
In order to avoid choosing a style that you child outgrows or chooses to rearrange quickly, consider the following tips for design basics.
Let the kid talk- Most importantly, allow the child to have a say in his or her own room! Their bedroom should be a reflection of their own creativity and personality, so allow them to influence the colors, furnishings, and set up in their room.
This isn’t about you- Don’t interject with your own fantasy. Sure, if you loved The Lion King growing up, I can understand you wanting your child to have a bed-fort shaped like Pride Rock. But your kid’s bedroom should reflect their own fantasy and imagination. This will allow them to appreciate the space more, and they might even keep it clean!
Furnishing- Choose furnishings that can grow with a child. A car shaped like a race car might be the ideal for your seven-year-old, but it might not seem as cool to your eleven-year-old.
The simpler your choice is in furniture, the more flexible the piece is to grow and style as your child matures.
Room design- Design the room with the developing activity styles of your child taken under consideration. Toddlers need more floor space to play whereas a teen needs more seating for entertaining his or her friends.
Daybeds are a good option for appeasing both age groups, or you can push a bed into a corner of the room in order to open up the floor.
Don’t be trendy- Try to redirect your child away from the flashy trends. While your child’s room can be inspired by these trends, spending money on these brand names can become impractical and an ultimate waste of money as the fad fades and a new one replaces it.
Accessories over theme- If you child is hell-bent on an obscure theme that he or she will forget about in the next few weeks, try appeasing them through the accessories rather than through the main décor of the room.
A Spongebob throw pillow is much easier (and more affordable) to remove from a bedroom than a Spongebob comforter or wallpaper.
Wall decals- Wall decals are an easy and relatively inexpensive way for children to decorate their walls with their current inspiration. When your child tires of that theme, wall decals are just as easy to remove.
The variation amongst wall decal options is wide and expansive, so you should be able to find anything that may fit your child’s needs.
Chalkboard wall- Another option for simple wall redecorating is painting a chalkboard wall. This can provide entertainment for your children and their friends as well as variety to their room if they get bored quickly.
It can also serve as message wall between you and your child for a cute, fun way to communicate with them.
Storage- Kids’ rooms need a lot of storage and organization. Color coordinating the closet with organizers, bins, and baskets might inspire your little one to stay organized.
You can also repurpose a bookshelf to create additional storage or multi-purpose a dresser for both clothes and school supplies.
Personal art- One way to save on décor is if your child has any of their own art pieces to hang or display. You can easily frame their Monet look-alike they painted in 3rd grade and put it on a wall.
This will make the room feel more original and it will make your child proud to have their own art on display.
Paint hue- Choose a paint that matches the mood of the room. While your child will play and study and socialize within his or her bedroom, the main purpose of this room is for your little one to rest and rejuvenate.
Make sure the paint is reflective of a peaceful vibe and choose soft hues that can help your child ease into sleep.
Personalize- Make the room as individual, unique, and personal as possible. Your child should walk into the room and feel like it fully belongs to them. This is their safe space to grow and learn and develop!
This means incorporating their name or initials in various places throughout the room, hanging and displaying their artwork or trophies, and allowing space for any accessories or activity that is near and dear to your child’s heart.
They will appreciate this for years to come.