As you know, I’m very into interior design. There’s something uniquely satisfying about getting everything in a room just right for you. It’s great to have a room that fits with your tastes, but what about your kids? Re-designing a room for kids can be a lovely experience if you’ve grown tired of hammering in mature, understated themes. If you’re planning on redecorating a kid’s room, then here are some useful tips.
The thing at the top of your checklist should be making your kid’s room cosy and inviting. This might feel a little weird if you’re exceptionally passionate about interior design. With most re-designing work, you’re compelled to make a room feel larger than it is. With kids’ rooms, however, you can load the space up with different objects, and still give it a warm, welcoming feel. Like a lot of parents, you might have a designated story time for you and your kid. To make this a little more comfortable, get a few soft toys from Hamley’s that go with the colour scheme. I’m sure your child will be happy to have a few more cuddly friends on their bed, and you’ll enjoy a few more cushions. To be honest, toys are really the only décor you need for a kid’s room.
Play time is an important part of your kid’s early development, true. However, you’ll still need a way of organising their room. I know, when you imagine a kid’s room you probably see a floor covered in mess. However, with the right kind of storage, your kid’s room can be much more manageable than you would imagine! There are all kinds of storage options out there designed specifically for a kid’s room. Although a lot of this is build-it-yourself, you can get a massive amount of extra space for fairly low prices. An array of deep draws in different colours will usually do fine for a child. Another way you can keep a kid’s room organised is rotating the toys and books you keep in the room. Be subtle about this to avoid tantrums!
The focal point of anyone’s bedroom is going to be the bed. When your kids are still young, this presents an opportunity for a personalised bed, or something that fits in with the theme. Check out these luxury kids beds from Cuckooland. These will let you throw in an extra bit of playful novelty, and put a big smile on your kids’ faces. Whatever kind of bed you’re going for; I recommend choosing one with extra storage. This will not only make your job as a parent easier, but may also encourage them to start tidying their room early. From what I’ve heard, getting children to clean up after themselves isn’t something you want to leave too late!
Once you’ve started off with these tips, I’m sure you’ll have many more ideas for decorating your kid’s room. Whatever kind of vision you have right now, don’t go too far over your child’s head. It’s your home, but they have to live in that room!