6 Top tips for decorating your child’s bedrooms

July 16, 2021

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Decorating your childs bedroom can be a lot of fun. There doesn’t seem to be any boundaries on the funky furniture or colour choices. You can let your imagination run wild. Many of us love the opportunity to change things up, and it can be a lot of fun to decorate our kid’s bedrooms. But it’s very easy to cross that fine line of a perfectly balanced and styled room, to something a little too over the top. 

Decorating your child’s bedroom – tips and ideas

So what should you be thinking about when it comes to your decorating ideas and how can you implement them to make them a reality? I thought it would be a good idea to share with you some of the tips and suggestions to help you transform your kid’s bedrooms. 

Pick their favourite colours

Decorating your childs bedroom can be a lot of fun, but it would be a great idea to get them involved a little. The perfect way to do this would be to ask them the colours in which they might want their room decorated. If it is something particularly bright, you could choose to do a feature wall in that colour and leave the rest of the room neutral. If you have children sharing a bedroom, then they could pick a wall each for their particular colours. Allowing you to make the room both of theirs without compromising on a colour choice.

What is great is that clashing colours can work well on separate walls. It could give a natural divide to the room allowing each child an individual space. If it is being decorated for one child then just picking one wall or allowing them to pick two colours could be an option. The beauty of this is that only certain walls are being painted, meaning if the others are in good condition and a neutral colour there is less work overall. 

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Get creative with the walls

While you may have gotten inspired by colour choices, you can also get a little creative with the walls in other ways. This is when you could look at adding wall stickers to a feature wall, or add some funky wallpaper to bring things together. This is a great way to implement a theme in your decoration.

Some people are a little unsure about wall stickers or using wallpaper, but it is an easy option that will transform a space with very little time and effort. Some people are nervous about using these sorts of things, but with a little patience and time, you will find it won’t be as hard as you might have expected. 

Make it personal 

A lovely way to transform your child’s room and to give it an identity is to personalise it for your child. It could be that you look at personalised wall stickers or add their names or initials to things. You could even look at adding pictures to the walls or put some in frames. Pictures of family,m friends and even baby pictures can personalise a space and make it feel like their own. 

Add some feature pieces of furniture

While replacing a lot of the furniture can be pricey the best thing to do would be to stick to certain key pieces. This might mean a funky bed or some storage units that are a little different. If you are having your children share a room, then you should consider checking out some different online retailers and also looking at different ideas. The bed is a focal feature of any bedroom, so make sure that the same applies to your children. It may even encourage them to go to bed at bedtime because they will love spending time in their room. 

Decorating your childs bedroom - soft furnishings with teddy

Don’t forget the soft furnishings

Your child’s bedroom should be a place for them to relax and play in. So make sure you provide lots of comfort and options in the way of soft furnishings. These can work well when it comes to styling the bedroom as well, without the need for spending a lot of money. Things like cushions and blankets. You can get some bright and colourful ones that will enhance the room. 

Add different zones for different functions

Finally, consider different zones in the bedroom to encourage different things. If your children are sharing then maybe making their individual spaces would be a good idea. It might be that they are getting a little older, so you want to create a space where they can complete homework. Or even a reading area where they can relax with their favourite books and reading materials. A separate zone for different things will encourage them to spend more time there and enjoy their own space. 

I hope this has given you plenty of inspiration and advice on how you can decorate and transform your child’s bedroom. 

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