Everything that a child experiences as they grow up helps to shape them as an adult. I for one, remember many things that happened to me as a child and believe they contributed to my personality. I’m sure you do too. With this being the case, what could be better than designing your child a magical bedroom? It’s the place they’ll spend most of their time; playing, sleeping, doing homework, etc. Here are some tips that they’ll thank you for when they grow up:
Apply Wall Decals
Wall decals are great little tools for making a room more personalised and artistic. There are lots of different styles, so there’s something to suit every kind of child. You could get their name, the outline of a fairy, butterflies, animals, and more. They’re really easy to apply too, so you don’t even need that much patience to do it! In fact, I bet your little one would be happy to oblige (although you should supervise). Don’t worry, you can’t even tell that they are stickers. They look painted on!
Incorporate Plenty of Colour
Children’s rooms should be full of colour and excitement, although there are a few ways you can do this. You could go all out by using playful shades of yellow, green, red, purple, orange, etc. Or you could use pastels, which are a bit more calming for kids who can’t sleep very well at night.
Make Their Bed Double Up as Something Else
Instead of giving them a boring bed, let them have a bed that doubles up as something else. Be honest; we all wanted one when we were kids! You could get a pirate ship bed, a bed with a slide attached to it, a bed that looks like a dolls house…there really is no limit. You can even find designer boys beds in the shape of a big red bus. It might seem like a silly expense, but they’ll absolutely love it!
Mix and Match
Kids don’t want things to be perfect and matchy matchy. They’re not boring like adults. Instead, mix and match colours and pattern. You can do this by buying mixed sets of furniture, cushions, and accessories. It looks so much more fun!
Release Your Inner Artist
If you want to personalise your child’s room a bit, you can release your inner artist. Paint their favourite cartoon characters on the wall. Decorate old furniture to make it look like it came out of a scene from ‘Alice in Wonderland’. Cut out Peter Pan’s shadow on a piece of paper, place it over a lamp, and his shadow will play in the room.
Make a Tipi
Another wonderful way to get crafty; make your kids a tipi. Kids love to have a ‘den’ to play in, and it’s also a great place to read or do homework. You won’t have to force them to go up to their room ever again!
Imagine how thrilled your child will be when they see their magical new room!