CREATIVE IDEAS FOR DECORATING YOUR CHILD’S BEDROOM
Author: Harford House Date Posted:23 March 2016
When you’re looking at revamping your child’s bedroom, you need to keep in mind that it should be a comfortable room that they can study, sleep, and play in. You also don’t need to spend a fortune in order to create a child’s bedroom that ticks all the boxes and looks fantastic. Here’s some creative ideas for decorating your child’s bedroom.
Colour them happy
A fresh coat of paint can brighten up any room while giving it a whole new look. You should also consider coating a wall with chalkboard paint, as this will give your child a great place to get creative without ruining the walls anywhere else in your house.
Where art thou
Speaking of creativity, don’t just stick your children’s masterpieces to the fridge, there are some fabulous ways to display their art in their bedroom. A piece of metal fixed to the wall can become a handy space to hang art up by magnets, or arts and craft stores often sell peel and stick cork which can be cut into fun shapes to hang pictures. You can also string wire from one wall to another to showcase their work or images.
If your child is not the next Picasso, that’s ok, you can make inexpensive wall art from old books, magazines, calendars, greeting cards, or anything else your child likes. Stencils and removable wall decals can also transform a room without ruining the paintwork. If you have a favourite photograph of your family or child, you can get this printed on a canvas at many stores and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
Freshen up furniture
When redecorating, be sure to choose high quality furniture such as shelves and drawers which will grow with your child. For things they will outgrow quickly like beds, you can pick up great bargains from second hand stores and garage sales. Any second hand furniture you pick up along the way, give it a new lease of life with varnish or a fresh coat of paint.
Kids have lots of bits and pieces, so try and be as savvy with storage as you can. Look for beds with built in cubbies and shelves with pull-out bins. To help your children to stay organised, keep their storage items at their height, as kids will use these more often if they can reach them.
Just remember, it’s their space so let your kids have a say in the colours, and some of the furniture and furnishings. By doing this, your child or children will be able to express their own personality, and they might even work harder to keep their rooms clean.