Jan 21 2010

Tips for Decorating a Kid’s Room

Published by at 10:36 am under Bedroom,Interior Design & Decorating,Kid's Room

Decorating your child’s room is not always the easiest job. It may be that your child is really too young to let you know what they want. Or perhaps they don’t really have an interest in what their room looks like. Or you may have the opposite problem and your child has so many ideas for the décor that you don’t even know where to start. Read on for some important tips to help get you started decorating your child’s room.

Instead of a Theme, Decorate Around a Child’s Interests
When deciding on a décor for your child’s bedroom, you don’t want to just randomly pick a theme. If your child is old enough to have some specific interests or collections of items, then decorate around those instead. This ensures that the room will mean more to the child, and this way, they may not grow tired of it so quickly. For instance, if your son loves the beach, then create a beach theme by incorporating some stripes and checks into the décor and then decorating around his seashell collection or pictures of the beach. On the other hand, if your daughter can’t get enough of her dolls, then you might pick out some fabrics that coordinate with those dolls and base the room off that.

Keep It Simple and Allow Your Child to Change the Room Often
Kids will often change their minds from one minute to the next. For instance, your daughter may love Hannah Montana one day and the next day she won’t be able to stand her and will move on to something else. It makes more sense to keep the basics of the room really simple and allow your child to decorate as they wish, thus avoiding having to completely redecorate the room every year. To start, paint the walls a neutral color or a favorite color that you know they won’t want to change for a while. Then simply let them hang up whatever pictures and posters they want and accessorize accordingly. One week they may have Jonas Brothers pictures up, and the next it may be Hannah Montana or Selena Gomez.

Be Sure to Add as Much Storage Space as Possible
Over the years, kids tend to collect an awful lot of stuff. Inevitably, this stuff will all have to be stored in their rooms. But if you provide them with lots of storage space, you won’t have to look at all that stuff since it will be stored away and out of sight. When adding storage areas, you can really get creative, such as placing bins under the bed. Pick wood dressers with plenty of drawers to organize items in. Unless you want to live with your child’s room overflowing with things, you need to provide them with as much storage and organizational space as possible.

Think About the Future When Decorating
Do you plan on being in your home for several years? Then you need to take this into consideration when decorating your kid’s bedroom. Unless you want to change the room every few years, you need to think about the future when planning out the room’s décor. You need to remember that your child is not always going to be 5 and someday may not want the Superman wallpaper anymore. So when picking your decorating theme, consider how many years you want the décor to last before you have to change it.

Decorating a kid’s room can be quite fun. Not only that, but also provides a great opportunity to spend time with your child and learn more about them. But do keep these tips in mind. That way, you will get the best you can out of your kid’s bedroom décor.

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