Decorating your child’s bedroom can become a difficult task, but with planning and preparation, it can be a breeze. There’s no doubt it’s a long-term renovation and unless you want to have to re-decorate the room in a few years’ time, there are a few things to consider. Although you don’t have the magical gift of predicting the future, therefore not know what your child will grow out of, the safest option for many parents is to go all neutral. But then again, wouldn’t it be rather nice for children’s own space to reflect their small personalities? Decisions, decisions!
Let’s dive into the world of children’s interiors and see what works best for you. You should focus on the colour scheme, bedroom furniture, and accessories.
Colour Scheme – Go Neutral
Choosing a colour can be difficult for your child’s bedroom as it’s the one room that will be theirs for a good proportion of their life, so they need to like it!
If you want to go for a simplistic style, the wisest decision would be to choose one neutral colour, preferably a colour that matches every other colour. This would be cream, white or even a very light grey. However, if you’re looking to go for a more vibrant and colourful style, pick a neutral colour and then one bright colour – whether that be a bright pink, blue, red, purple etc. It’s important to get as much light into the room as possible.
You can also mix and match with paint and wallpaper! This decorating technique has become quite popular in homes as it provides more detail and gives a room more character. Neutral colours can still be maintained even in wallpaper but if you want to be creative, you could always use your child’s artwork and drawings as decorations.
Furniture – The trick is to find furniture that grows
Children spend a lot of time in their bedrooms, so it’s good to seek out furniture that not only compliments the room, but ones which are extremely useful, high quality and durable. Dual purpose pieces are smart and help maximise available space in a bedroom. Take a look at our main pieces we think should be included in all bedrooms, then it’s up to you to choose what kind of style you’re looking for.
- Storage Beds – this reduces cluttering and keeps everything hidden. It’s a clever storage solution that comes in various colours, which makes it even better! It’s also sensible to choose a mattress that fits the bed perfectly and provides comfort like no other. Which mattress should you choose?
- Ottoman storage boxes & furniture – Ottoman presents a range of options to choose from and it’s truly an underappreciated gem within homes. Be sure to check out an Ottomans guide for useful tips on the wonderful, multi-functional furniture.
- Desks / Dressing Tables – A desk table set up scores very high on the list of things that children should have in their bedroom as this piece of furniture can last a very long time. Many modern desks allow for storage space and well, it’s an alternative to sitting on the floor or bed – it offers increased productivity.
Bedroom Accessories – The finishing touches
Bedroom furniture is essentially what makes a bedroom, all of the finishing touches bring the room together. So, what can you add?
- Wall art – As mentioned earlier on, using your child’s artwork is a fantastic, creative idea and they can be easily transferable
- Coloured shelves – to store books, crafts and other accessories which are not used that often
- Bean bags – These are a cool addition to a child’s bedroom and you have to spread the fun!
By going for a neutral colour scheme for your child’s bedroom, it gives you the opportunity to bring out bold elements in the design. Neutral will forever be a classic. They work for any style and it’s a much simpler and affordable process. Once you’ve chosen your colour to decorate, all that’s left is to choose the furniture and add some bedroom accessories which are able to highlight your child’s personality as well as bring out what they like. Are they football mad? You can incorporate this into your overall design. If you need any decorating or planning tips, check out this handy guide to children’s rooms. Now, we think it’s time to release your inner child…