It is not just important to have the adult bedroom a sanctuary but also to have your child’s room somewhere they want to be!! Here are some kids bedroom ideas in another post for our FALL DECORATING Series.
Decorating your child’s bedroom allows you the opportunity to tap into your imagination without restrictions. Have fun devising themes, outrageous designs and outlandish ideas that normally wouldn’t feature on your radar. With your child’s imagination driving your creativity, it is the perfect time to make use of that artistic skills.
Choosing the Theme
Make sure to include your child in the process, they will have captivating ideas that you could never dream up. Think about some of their favorite, cherished things, be it a nautical theme, sparkly pink princesses or a magical wonderland. Encourage them to make artwork for the walls of their bedroom.
Think starfish, stripes and block colors in blues and reds. Use your creative forces to make a beautiful, hanging mobile with boats and shells. For a wonderland theme, hone in on optical illusions on the walls with a grinning Cheshire cat, wonky furniture and a chain of old-fashioned keys hanging as a mobile, or stencilled on the wall.
Be brave with colors and shapes when painting the walls. Look to some interesting ideas from boards on Pinterest such as using magnet paint. Your child can have hours of fun with car or animal magnets. Use the wall as an education tool where they can brush-up on their spelling with the alphabet peppered across the wall.
A Grand Gesture
To maximize space and to add an edge of excitement for your child, you could install bunk beds. Metal Beds LTD has a beautiful wooden set which can be dismantled and used as two single beds with room for handy, wheeled storage trays underneath. Assemble a shelf or pocket on the wall so your child can gain access to their books, and keep their bed clutter free.
Make use of space by creating areas that are striking features that are also highly functional within the room. For example, blocks of shelves in a shocking pink or turquoise can sit nicely as a feature on one of the walls, but can house toys, books and other bits and bats are also useful.
Soft storage boxes can be brightened up with pretty prints and embellished with buttons, shells and diamonds.
Use thick, blackout curtains to help encourage a deep sleep without any distractions. You can even custom-make black-out lined curtains yourself. Choose a bold, patterned fabric for the side on display. Use gentle lighting to create soft tones and a relaxing, calm environment as a place for your child to wind-down at night.
For a glitzy girlie room use marabout trimming along the bed heads and decorate with old feather bowers in popping colors to create a glamorous feel to the bedroom. After all, making the bedroom an inviting place to be helps to encourage your kids to stick to their bedtime.
This post was written by Vickie Bailey who is a keen home decorator and loves to blog on great home DIY and design ideas. ‘