12 Tips to decor your kid’s room
Children are as dependent as the winds; they can change their flow almost anytime. One day, they may like something, and they will definitely grow out of it in the near future. So, while designing your kid’s room, there are some things that you, as parents, need to ensure so that you child still loves his/her own space without you making changes to the bedroom décor every few years. Mentioned below are some of the pointers that will help you while designing a room that will remain more or less the same as your child grows.
- The first step is to draw up a budget. Find out how much you can spend over decorating your child’s bedroom and a list of things you plan to execute. If the total exceeded your budget, you can either increase your budget or let go of any one of the things you had planned to do. This kind of planning helps to make informed decisions.
- Take measurements of the space and draw up a floor plan so that you have a detailed overview of the room and can plan accordingly in the process.
- While choosing the furniture, make sure that you choose something that stands the tests of time and suits your child even when they are older. The simpler and superior the furniture, the flexible and elegant it acts.
- Children love to play! So make sure your child’s bedroom has enough floor space to grow, play and store their collections and toys. If it is a compact room, you can consider using murphy beds, considering children sleep only a few hours of the day; or choose multifunctional furniture such as convertible study table.
- Let your child have a say in decorating their room. This is one of the crucial points as, you don’t want to give them full control but still let them have something that they feel is a part of their personality. This may encourage them to keep the room clean – because this step gives them a feeling of having their own space and the responsibility that comes with it.
- Like our room is a reflection of our personalities – likes and dislikes, a child’s room is a representation of the personality parents sometimes do not know of. Ask which color would they like to paint their room with and if they come up with some color too bright or catchy or weird – you can always sit them down and explain why this color won’t work.
- Add lot of trendy and colourful accessories. Unlike furniture, accessories can easily be replaced as your child grows. Today, he may be a fan of transformers, tomorrow of star wars and one year later an avid fan of cars. Now, your little girl is all about fairy tales and princesses, but in a year she may be into sports or chess or anything else. Kids change their preferences, so it is vital to accessorize their room with décor items that can be changed according to the change in their preference.
- Consider built-in furniture such as book-case, display cabinet, a bed with a storage unit, etc. This will give your child ample space to store their toys, books, etc.
- Encourage your children to frame and hang up their artwork on the walls of their room. This is encouraging as well as gratifying for children.
- Choose a variety of lighting for your child’s bedroom. A reading lamp is important while studying or reading, a night lamp- so that they don’t hurt themselves when they make their way to the bathroom at night, and a normal light when they have friends over.
- Keeping storage units at accessible heights is one of the clever ways to help kids stay organized. Choose vertical storage options so that your child can easily open and close them.
- While choosing the color of your child’s room, make sure to choose a color from a neutral color palette. While, pink and blue are excessively preferred by parents, children often get bored with such colors. So try painting the walls with a neutral shade and include bright colors into the space by choosing bright colored décor pieces!