Decorating a child’s bedroom can sometimes be very demanding and hard. You might disagree with your partner or your child about what is best, and after a while it can become frustrating. It is important to keep in mind what your child wants. Whether or not you agree, you should take into consideration their interests, since they are the ones who will be spending most of their time there. You can help them keep it simple, since that way it will be easier for them to maintain and keep it clean and tidy. Here are a few tips you might find helpful.
Color and decoration
Painting the room in colors that are appealing to your child will make it come to life and make your child happy. Usually girls choose pink and purple, while boys go for green and blue. But that does not necessarily have to be the only choice, and your child might want another color or more than one color. You can help them get what they want all the while making sure it is applicable and suitable. Selecting the perfect color can be a fun and enjoyable process for both parent and the child, you can start paining the walls yourself trying to find the perfect shade and you can let your child decide on the patterns.
Storage and organization
The easiest way to keep a room tidy is to have a good place for storage and that it can be organized efficiently. Drawers, toys- and cardboard boxes, and shelves are a great way to tidy up the room without much effort. It can be done very quickly and will not seem like such a nuisance to your child. You can find various boxes with prints of their favorite heroes or in their favorite colors and incorporate them with the overall décor of the room. This way your child can learn organization skills and that keeping a room tidy is not such a bad thing in the end.
Kids love to paint, draw, and color things. Often their works of art can end up on the bedroom walls, literally. Many parents had to deal with walls that were drawn or painted on. To avoid this, you can design one corner of the room as a creative corner. Place a chalkboard or whiteboard on the wall and explain to them the purpose of it. That way they can relax and be creative. You can also paint wall with your own chalkboard paint. Another positive side is that you can use it as well, to leave messages and reminders for your kids, or to draw timetables for their chores. Use markers and chalks of different colors to make it more appealing and clear.
Kids love to collect toys, and you can help them create their own collection. They can be displayed for everyone to see and you can show how proud you are of them for their commitment. Pop vinyl figures would look great on a shelf and they are very attractive and unique. Your child will stand out and this way it can learn how to be well organized, respectful and grateful. Furthermore, you can see how your child has matured and how responsible they can be. It can also be a family tradition, you can let your child expand your collection, or you can start a new collection together and pass it on.
Make room for growth
Your child will change as it grows, and you probably won’t be able to afford bigger decoration changes and renovations in their room. Therefore, try to make it suitable for future adaptations and alterations when your child starts going to school and gets more new friends and new ideas. Selecting neutral furniture, such as bed, desk and shelves will save you a lot of money, and they can be easily modified and decorated with a few decorations and additions that suit your child’s style and personality. Later on these details can be changed and replaced with new ones.
All in all, your child’s bedroom should be a safe place for them, where they can feel comfortable and relaxed. It should inspire them and stimulate their imagination. After all it is their room and their own little universe, and it should depict their personality and interests. If you help them and guide them through the process of decorating, you might feel closer to them and make it a joyous process.
Tracey Clayton is a full time mom of three girls. She loves cooking, baking, sewing, spending quality time with her daughters and she’s passionate in writing. Her motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live.” Find her on Facebook.