When your children are ready to have their own private retreat at home, it is important that you provide them with a space they can truly call their own. While you might want to come up with a space featuring their favorite cartoon characters or perhaps a floral motif that reflects their jovial nature, consider that these designs are far from timeless. Your kids can outgrow them and eventually lose interest on what you have conceptualized. When that happens, you have no choice but to carry out a design overhaul that can be both expensive and time consuming.
In order to prevent these things from happening, below are some tips you can follow to decorate a kids’ bedroom that promises playfulness minus the childish overtone.
Pull off a coordinating two- or three-hues color scheme
One of the proven ways to make a lasting kids’ bedroom design is to pick a two- or three-hues color scheme and stick with it. At the most, you need to choose tones that blend well with each other, can satisfy your kids’ thirst for colors but will not make an environment that would repel you from entering. Reserve the subtle colors for the walls as well as for big pieces, while the brighter ones are better used for smaller accents inside the bedroom.
Bring in the right furniture
The biggest chunk of your decorating budget is likely to go to your kids’ furniture. Hence, when choosing the pieces, you would want to opt for items that can grow with your kids. For instance, you can pick trundles and bunks that they can use for several years. These are also good investments since they would also provide space for occasional sleepover guests.
Storage pieces are also critical to making your kids’ bedroom functional and they should not be overlooked when designing their room. It would be wise to devote a corner or a part of a wall for a book storage. A chest of drawers would also be a great addition as it can hold other items such as art supplies and other stuff your children frequently use. Nightstands, especially those fitted with drawers are useful as bedside storage that can keep lamps, clocks and other personal items at bay.
When using furniture inside your kids’ bedroom, you can consider mixing different types and sizes, as doing so will lend a sense of identity and ownership to the space.
Use efficient lighting
Your kids bedroom should have efficient light sources, especially if it doubles as a study and play area for them. At the most, you should incorporate both ambient and task lighting to allow for better illumination and functionality. Ambient lighting will serve as the general illumination that will fill the entire room with sufficient amount of light. You can opt for a fixture that you can hang at the center of the ceiling. On the other hand, the task lighting can be used to brighten up a specific area. Good examples of which include small lamps that you can place on their bedsides for nighttime reading.
Cover the floor
You can also make the floor a major design element inside your kids’ bedroom by covering it. For instance, you can place a broadloom near their beds, allowing them to crawl on the floor when they play. You can also opt to divide the floor into wet and dry sides to accommodate different activities. You can consider using linoleum or vinyl tiles that come in sheets for the wet side, where your kids can paint. Then for the dry side, you can add a rug, which will allow your kids to do puzzles and other games.
Utilize an otherwise wasted space
If the windows of your kids’ bedroom are not utilized, see if they can accommodate a window seat. This is a great way to make use of every space available inside the room to offer your child a pleasant nook to read and play. You can have the window seat custom built or you can use a big flat trunk and top it off with pillows.
Accessorize using your kids’ stuff
Your can use your kids’ toys as decorative elements in their bedroom since they are colorful and they come in different sizes. Simply choose pieces that go well with the design scheme of the bedroom and arrange them properly in one of the storage spaces.
Written by Ericka who writes content for We Do Cardboard Boxes a UK based company who specialise in cardboard moving boxes for moving home or office.