Your child is getting older and they are starting to figure out exactly what they love. That doesn’t, however, mean their dinosaur theme will go very well with your love of interior design.
If you love to decorate but your child’s passions don’t exactly mesh with the rest of the house, we may have just the thing for you.
Here are 8 tips to help decorate your child’s room so it doesn’t clash with what they love most.
No matter what room you want to decorate, lighting is always one of the biggest components that can make a room feel spacious and comforting. This is especially important for any growing child to feel safe and comfortable in their own personal hideaway.
If you don’t have a lot of natural light, utilize some of your home decors to set the ambiance. Decorative personalized nightlights can brighten a room to keep your child feeling safe without compromising style.
Make It Kid-Friendly
Something to keep in mind during the designing process is your child’s height. Creating a kid-friendly room doesn’t just mean having a bunch of toys around or clouds painted on the walls. It’s also about adding furniture that is low to the ground or bookshelves that are easy to reach.
Choose The Right Linen
If you want your child to be a part of the bedroom design process, give them a little guidance. They may want to pick out an extraordinary eccentric bed comforter, but instead you could help narrow down their choices for them.
Choose bed linens that are versatile for when they grow up, while still maintaining a youthful feel. And of course, don’t forget about texture. Children love to touch everything so bed linens with a good texture can make all the difference for bedtime.
Consider the Element of Magic
For only a few extra dollars, you can create an affordable way to create a magical scene in your child’s bedroom. Use string lights or glow-in-the-dark stars. Remember, they are still children and see the world much differently than we do.
Don’t Be Afraid to Play with Color
Designing your kid’s bedroom can be tough knowing that their style will change as they grow up. Using a solid wall color like white or cream will allow you to use a brightly colored wall decor. It will all be easily replaceable and won’t be a huge task to have to repaint the entire room as they grow up.
Set Up an Arts and Crafts Section
We usually think about creating a play space on the floor for our kid’s bedroom. However, it might be worthwhile to set up an arts and crafts station for them as well. Give them a little desk that has their child-friendly art supplies ready for them to color, draw, and play with stickers. That way, they’ll know exactly where they are allowed to draw instead of using your kitchen walls as their canvas.
Start Good Habits with a Reading Nook
Children love to have a good hiding space. Why not create one within the bedroom that also serves them to develop good habits? A quaint reading nook on the floor will encourage them to cuddle up and dive into their fairytale worlds. It can be set up underneath your child’s bed like a tiny loft or you can utilize a sheet to create a tent in the corner of the room.
Texture and Patterns
A great design tip in any room of the house that many of the professionals recommend is the use of texture and patterns. Try not to go overboard. A few wall decals can make all the difference in your child’s bedroom decor.