Decorating children’s bedrooms can be a challenge. Here are a few simple decor ideas to decorate your children's rooms
Every house should be a warm haven, a place where we throw off the cares of the world and relax with family and friends. From the kitchen where we launch our busy days to the bedrooms where we close our eyes at night and dream, we want each space to reflect our personal tastes and sensibilities. However, few tasks can be as delightful and as daunting as decorating your kids' rooms. And their special spaces are constantly evolving, as well -- from cozy baby nurseries to colourful playrooms to walls of teenage self-expression. Decorating children's bedrooms can be a challenge, considering that the rooms will need to grow and change as they mature. When planning your child's room, remember that you don't need to live up to some elaborate showpiece of a bedroom. Focus on providing safe, sturdy furniture and play structures, easily accessible storage, and appealing colours and patterns. Here are a few simple decor ideas to decorate your children's rooms.
Invest in quality
If you want to create a room for your child to grow on, invest in the best-quality furniture your money allows. Choose flexible furnishings. Go with a style of furniture that has simple lines. A bed that's shaped like a racing car is great for a 7-year-old, but when he's 13 it's going to be time to buy new furniture. A well-made bed, bookcase, armoire, and end table can take your child from preschool to college and beyond. If space allows, put an extra twin bed or a futon-style couch in your child's room. Daybeds and oak wood are wonderful choices in furniture, since they work well with any colour and can be used for a child at any age. With a simple change of fabrics and colours, the same furniture will be on the job for many years to come.
Play with colours:
Gone are the days of typical colours - pink for girls and blue for boys. Today, irrespective of the gender, neutral colours are becoming more popular and lend the opportunity for the space to become multifunctional. Colours like sage green, yellow, red, and chocolate brown can be paired with neutral shades, white, black or tan to give a modern take on kid's decor. A simple silhouette painted in a contrasting colour to the wall can make the simplest room instantly have character.
Theme inspired bedroom are a nice way to let children have a place of their own and they can use their imagination to dream. Theme inspired rooms can range from sports, hobbies, or whimsical fantasy lands. Consider using wall murals, stickers, wallpaper, or fabric to bring the theme alive. There are many different types of wall art specifically for kids. Posters and framed paintings or photographs are great options to start with as these things are quite common. However, murals, stencils, and stick-on, or removable vinyl wall art has become quite popular these days.
Let your kids do the job:
Our children usually don't have a say in the look of their rooms. Nurseries are created before the babies are born, and by the time they do have a say, they're moving off to college! Let the kids have a say and encourage them to be creative and express their own personality. Allow them to choose some of the furnishings and colours in their bedroom. Give them room to grow. Children need plenty of space to move, play, store clothes and entertain friends. Plan everything with your kid; keeping in mind that a toddler requires lots of space for playing, while a teen needs seating for more adult activities such as visiting with friends.
Be smart on cash:
Decorating your kid's room doesn't have to cost you a fortune. Look for sales. Sometimes you get good deals from clearance areas of department stores. You don't necessarily need to buy ready-made furniture for your kids' room. Buy a few interior magazines from Sunday market, select your favourite pieces of furniture and get hold of a good carpenter to design according to your taste and requirement. It will take some time but it will surely save a lot of money.
— Compiled by F.Z