Many people consider decorating a child’s room to be difficult. Parents want a room that is comfortable and pleasing for their child. Additionally, the design should include a play area and a storage area for their toys in addition to the child’s bedroom furniture. This can cause parents to question how they can accomplish all of this.
As a child ages, their bedroom will need to evolve. The area that was once used for playtime now becomes the area used for homework. When decorating an older child’s bedroom, the child should have significant input on the room’s decor. This will help the child take pride in their room and properly care for it and keep it clean. Older children may wish to incorporate elements of their interests, hobbies or talents into their room’s decor.
When you are beginning a bedroom decorating project, you need to come up with a color scheme or a theme first. Determining the main focus will help you decorate. The main focus can be the bed, a painted wall mural, a display shelf or a play area. Focus on the one area to help you come up with a decorating scheme and color scheme. Doing so will help prevent you from becoming overwhelmed.
Lighting is another thing to consider when decorating a child’s room. Think of the type of lighting that will best suit the bedroom. A typical bedroom will include a ceiling light, a bedside lamp and a night light. If the bedroom is for an older child, you may wish to include a desk lamp in your lighting scheme.
When it comes to choosing decorative elements for a bedroom, you should use your imagination and think of safety. If the bedroom is located on the second floor, you may wish to install window guards. If you will be using bunk beds, ensure that they are sturdy. Wall units and bookcases should be bolted to the wall to help prevent accidental tip overs should the child climb on them. Finally, electrical cords and blind cords should be kept out of reach from children.
For older children, you will want to include a desk and a comfortable chair into the design scheme. This will give them an area to study and do school projects. Younger children will also love a table and a chair that is the child sized. For older children, a table and a two-drawer cabinet can help keep the room neat and organized. The cabinet will allow them to store reference materials and paperwork that they will need for their studies. Finally, if you allow your child to keep a computer in their room, the desk should be positioned near an electrical outlet.
Decorating a child’s room is not difficult when you have the right information. Use the tips from this article to design the perfect bedroom for your child no matter what their age is.