Decorating a kid's bedroom can be a challenge, especially considering the amount of change that can, and will, happen as they grow both physically and mentally. However, with some design basics in mind, you can be sure to create a space that is stylish, comfortable, and - most importantly - fun! Follow along on our list of 6 things to consider when creating your kid's room to help build the perfect bedroom for your little ones.
One of the main stumbling blocks parents come across when creating a room for their child is decorating with only the one age range in mind. If you do it right, you should be able to make a space that will evolve as your kid grows - from grade one to highschool! The best way to do this is to gravitate towards the use of neutral hues when decorating the walls. This will help you to avoid the pitfall of creating an environment that's perpetually locked within a child's baby or toddler years. Of course, this doesn't mean that the room should feel too grown-up. Hang wallpapers with playful, graphic patterns to really up the fun factor and keep bold, saturated colours relegated to small pieces. A colour rich pillow, blanket, chair or rug draws the eye and is a reminder that life with kids is just more colorful.
Kids need plenty of space to move, play, store clothes, and entertain friends. Be sure to design the space with your child in mind: A toddler requires lots of floor space for playing, while a teen needs seating for activities like visiting with friends. Beds with dedicated, and often built-in, sleep, play, and toy/book storage areas really help to make bedrooms seem larger and give you back that space to play around with. Another great option for these spaces are bunk beds; some come with options for extra play space/ room for a desk underneath!
Knowing that your kid's room will transition about two or three times before they go off to college/ university means that keeping the design simple will stave off any big, expensive changes. Choose furniture and accents that are "adult-worthy" but still resonate with your child; this means staying away from those race car beds! Classic details like monogrammed bedding, shaggy Moroccan area rugs, and adult—rather than kid-sized—furniture look good and work for any age.
Of course it's also important to include things kids really love so that they feel safe and comfortable, even if these accessories don't really correspond with an adult's idea of good design. Incorporating a dedicated space for your child's action heroes and other playthings help to prevent them from taking over the space. Although we love to hide the not-so-pretty toys in fun bins and baskets, the truth is we know they're coming right out as soon as we leave the room. The same thing doubles for books. Books feed children's imaginations and nourish their minds so make a little library nook that's easily accessible but up, out of the way.
When creating your kids room, consider building a spot to house things they're proud of. It could be a pinewood derby car they made, a macaroni necklace, or a certificate of outstanding school attendance, but either way, having something they made themselves, won or achieved is a great thing to display.
Overhead lights can be pretty harsh for your little ones that are still having trouble sleeping at night. There are several different temporary options you can have in their room to help ease this process that also works with the transitioning motif. Our suggestion: get some indoor string lights to bring comfort and warmth to the bedroom. It helps with nighttime fears, and is loved by children and teens alike!
Although the idea of putting together a child's room can seem a little daunting when you're trying to consider longevity, with some well thought out decor options you'll be all set for years to come! We hope our list of things to consider when creating your kids room helps you to make a space that stands the test of time. Be sure to follow Marina Homes on Facebook in order to keep up with our blogs and stay up-to-date with our communities.