Decorating your child’s bedroom is an important task because it is where they spend a lot of their time, either playing, learning, or resting. Not only should their bedroom be playful and appealing, but it should also be safe and comfortable.
Here are few things to keep in mind when decorating your child’s bedroom:
- Choose a theme. First thing you have to decide is the theme. It is tradition to go for pinks for girls and blue for boys, but these days, people are incorporating a lot of other colors as well. By choosing a theme, it makes it easier to decide what to buy because it serves as a guideline.
- Get your child involved. Talk to your child and involve them in choosing their favorite colors and characters. If they are too young to decide, put items of different colors in front of them to see which ones they respond to the most.
- Consider your child’s interests and hobbies. If your child loves science, you can accent the room with planets, plants and animals, and other scientific images. If your child is into sports, you can decorate the room with sports-themed lamps and pillows.
- Pick a durable paint. Kids are pretty hard on their rooms, so find a paint that is durable and easy to clean. Stay away from flat paint because it tends to rub off when you try to clean it, and dirt usually just smears. Choose semi-gloss or high gloss paint – it is the easiest to clean.
- Bedding and accessories. The first thing you see upon entering a bedroom is the bed, so it should look inviting. Look for bedding with attractive designs that will freshen the look of your child’s bedroom. Add a rug and curtains that match the bedding.
- Furniture. Pick your child’s furniture carefully. The bed should be slightly higheroff the floor, so they can play underneath it without hurting themselves. If you choose a chair, make certain that it is child friendly and has no sharp corners.
- Storage and containers. Placing containers, storage units, and baskets in your child’s room makes it more orderly because and easier to clean because there are specific places to put their books, shoes and toys.
- Never forget the safety features. Put covers on electrical outlets, fit window locks, and remove locks on doors. Slipping on the floor can also be avoided by placing no-slide mats underneath rugs.