Is it time to give your child’s bedroom a makeover? Perhaps they’ve grown out of it or the space just needs a freshen up? Here are some handy pointers to help get the most out of your child’s bedroom.
If you are designing a room for a younger child, why not pick a theme, or let them pick their own to transform bedtime. If you are feeling creative, you could design a feature wall or a border using character stencils or decals, decorating with your children’s favourite images. Keep borders fairly simple, as long as they follow the same broad line, placing the characters slightly higher or lower, or at slightly different angles will keep it lively and eye-catching. For smaller rooms, make sure that you use a light, balanced décor as this will open up the space. Don’t be afraid to use a plain colour as you can employ accessories to make the room appear more lively and by the time the toys are in place (and out of place), this will almost certainly not be an issue!
Thinking back on your own childhood, everything seemed a lot bigger and scarier. It is worth keeping this in mind, especially if your child is lucky enough to have a generously sized bedroom. Creating a cosy corner could help to create, not only a spot for calm and cosiness, but also a sense of security, a variety of soft furnishings would do the trick, alternatively, one of the latest trends is to add a little teepee wigwam.
Enhance their world by utilizing colourful furniture, or revamp originals with bright bold colours which provide your little one with cheerful, visual stimuli. Buying child-proportioned furniture will help create more space, as well as increase your child’s day-to-day comfort.
Fashionable simplicity is ideal for older children, such as bold wall paint contrasted with white neutral furniture. Allow your child to express their individuality by picking their own colour and décor. Thinking about their needs; a teenager could find a desk space extremely useful for all of that coursework and revision. If you want to be friendly to the environment and are a little on the crafty side, why not start with a second-hand item purchased locally and then stylize the furniture yourself.
If possible, divide older children’s work and play areas to help them organise, focus and relax. When arranging the layout of your child’s room, you could try to keep the bed away from plug sockets to discourage them from playing with their phone later at night, when it would normally be plugged in to charge. Instead, place their bookshelves with all of their favourite stories near the bed, encouraging them to settle down with a relaxing read, away from the disruptive influence of the blue screen, which is well-reputed to cause trouble sleeping.
Although more and more education from schools is performed online these days, studies still create a lot of paperwork, so plenty of shelving and cupboard space will prevent clutter. According to experts, living in a tidy environment helps an individual feel more relaxed, which is exactly what all children need when facing the pressure of dreaded exams.
Most of all, enjoy designing your child’s bedroom and they will surely enjoy the results. Happy planning!