Often times, parents don’t put much effort into decorating their kids’ bedrooms because their taste changes throughout their childhood. When is the last time you bought new items for your child’s bedroom or considered redecorating it?
What stops most parents from decorating kids’ bedrooms? Chances are it’s because it’s a daunting task to create the perfect bedroom they will enjoy throughout their childhood and into teenage years. But creating a magical place for them to retreat and grow can be a delightful, effortless task!
Here are a few tips we recommend to keep in mind if you’re considering decorating your kid’s bedroom:
- Pick the Perfect Colors: The color choice is going to depend on your child’s age and their own personal preference. When deciding the best color, help your child in the decision process(within reason) so that way you know they will enjoy it. A great idea is to choose a few different colors that compliment each other and designate different pieces of furniture accentuating the different colors. Another good option is to use the color yellow since it comes in many different hues and can make the room look softer or bolder depending on your child’s preference.
- Showcase their Art: Instead of just putting pictures they painted on a bulletin board, hang them from their ceiling or put them in a nice picture frame. Find more creative ways to showcase your kid’s art here.
- Use Old Furniture: If you know you are going to be using furniture that your child will soon grow out of, get older furniture. Include your child in the design process – adding polka dots, their hand prints, and/or their very own signature!
- Create a Reading Area: If you regularly read to your child, make a nice little area where you both can sit comfortably and read together. All you need is a good bookcase, some quality lighting and some comfy seating.
- Decorate at their Eye Level: Make sure they can easily reach their toys, clothes, benches and other items easily. By keeping items within their reach, they will have an easier time organizing their stuff and keeping it off the ground. Also, they will be able to use them more!
- Install a Storage Closet: This is something that they would use well into their teenage years! Put a magnetic board on it to inspire them to be creative with wordplay or showcasing their art. Also, you could include a mirror on it!
- Use Cubbies: Organize their school work and/or crafts better by investing in a few cubbies. This will help to declutter their room and it’s something they could use as they progress through their school years to better help them stack on track.
- Use a Bookcase for Storage: Store both books and some of their toys on their book shelves! Use clear containers so your kid can easily see what they are picking or use a label maker to clearly mark what goes where.
- Think Outside the Box: Do you have old bins that are taking up space in your garage? Use them to store some of your child’s toys! Have a spare shoe holder laying around? Hang it on their closet door and use it to hold their hair ties, socks, toys, headphones, etc.
- Stick to a Theme: Organize your thoughts and stick to one clear theme when it comes to decorating kids’ bedrooms. Sticking to a theme makes it easier to pick out items that will go well with each other and helps to make the bedroom look less cluttered. Feel free to change the theme as your child gets older and changes their style preferences.