Tuesday 17 June 2014

4 Essential Tips for Creating the Ideal Kid’s Room

*In collaboration with Sue Williams 

Designing and decorating a child’s bedroom can be a daunting task for any parent. Even those of us with great creativity can run in to trouble when planning the ideal living space for their little one. The thought of buying furniture, selecting paint, and doing all of the labour can seem too overwhelming. However, with the right planning, creating (or re-creating) your child’s bedroom can be a fun and rewarding experience you won’t soon forget.

Brighter is better!
Bright, colourful rooms are a great way to spark creativity and imagination in your young one. Integrating your kids’ favourite colours into a splendid theme can make all the difference with the final product in the room. Choosing the right paint is essential in this part of the process, so don’t be afraid to be picky when choosing that perfect colour. It may result in several trips to store but it will be worth it in the end.
Proper lighting is also a crucial piece to a radiant room. Finding floor and ceiling lighting to go along with theme of the room can be difficult, but there is a large selection of luminous décor out there that will give the room a fitting glow. You may also want to get creative with night lights for those little ones who get frightened in the dark. These moon inspired wall-lamps would be a great addition to any child’s room

Get the most out of your space!
No matter the size of your child’s bedroom, it is always best to get the most out of the room by getting creative with the space available. When planning the layout of the room, do your best to create an optimal open area for your child to play with toys or crafts. One of the best forms of space-saving is smart storage. For example, under bed storage bins are a brilliant way cut out the clutter that is far too common with a child’s bedroom. If your child is okay with heights you might want to consider a lofted highsleeper. These beds offer extra capacity for other bedroom essentials, such as a desk or reading space.

When in doubt, keep it simple!
There is nothing wrong with simple furniture when it comes to interior design. Plain furniture will most likely keep you under budget and won’t go out of style like some of the “modern” bedroom pieces. I find the simple look to be very clean and elegant! You can even dress up the furniture with charismatic bedding or wall art which is much easier to swap out in the future. Remember that your child is growing up fast so you might want to avoid another bedroom overhaul for as long as you can!

Get the kids involved!
Do-it-yourself home projects can be a great way to spend more quality time with your children! There are plenty of tasks that children of all ages can assist in when it comes to creating that special bedroom. A fun example is having your child create personal artwork for the wall. Hang these creations up in a nice frame for a personal touch that will surely encourage the youngster.  

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