Whether you’ve got your first or another child on the way, have recently moved to a new house or the room simply needs refreshing, redecorating your kid’s bedroom can be a fun task. It may take a lot of work but doing it together with your child (as long as they’re not too young) and seeing the look on their face when it’s finished is always well worth it. No matter how old they are, boy or girl, these are a few essential decorating tips to remember when it comes to it.
Wallpaper They Like
The colour of the room and any wallpaper covering the walls will have a big impact on whether they like the room and find it easy to sleep in or not. So firstly, ask what colour they’d like or choose a nice warming or pale shade if you’re planning to paint. Otherwise there are all sorts of child-friendly wallpaper options; from their favourite football team to nature inspired ones. Just remember that if you plan on moving in the near future this could impact potential buyers.
We all know kids have tons of toys, so practical storage that they can easily use is required. Boxes under the bed are a great idea as they can access these for getting stuff out and putting it back when tidying up. An oak console table can be a good surface for a bedside lamp with additional storage space beneath, sometimes with drawers too. While shelves that take up little room are best for keeping books and other toys tidy.
An Exciting Bed
Your child needs a bed that they’re happy to sleep in. We all know how hard it can be sometimes to get them to settle down, but if they genuinely enjoy spending time in their bed then night time can be a whole lot easier. Run their new bed past them first, it could be anything from a racing car style, a mini four-poster or a bunk bed, just them liking it and being able to sleep in it is the most important thing.
Night Time Illuminations
Some children need a night light and overhead lights can be too dazzling in the middle of the night. This is where having glow stickers on the wall or ceiling can help soften the mood and provide some interesting decorations too. Ensure that they’re not too bright or stopping your child from sleeping though.
Even for children who can’t yet tell the time, a clock will help them understand better and follow a daily routine. Plus, when they are learning they already have a clock to help them along. It’s probably best to choose an analogue clock first, or one that has digital as well, for the best learning experience.
Plenty of Space
Finally, remember to make sure there’s still plenty of space in the room for your child to spread out and play with all their toys. This gives them grounds to be creative, learn and have fun.
There are many more things children’s bedrooms need, but these are some of the most important. What other essentials would you add to the list?
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This post was sourced for DadvWorld.com – We’re re-vamping Corben’s bedroom soon and were looking for tips to make sure we get it right. Some great things to think about in this post, keep an eye out for our Bedroom re-vamp posts coming soon!