There can be few things as gratifying as decorating the rooms of our children, but it can be so easy to lapse into the well-worn cliches – superheroes for boys and princesses for girls. If you want to capture the personality and imagination of your children, however, there are many exciting and potentially educational avenues for decorating your child’s bedroom that you could be exploring.
Map of the stars
Many children are fascinated by the planets and rightly so. This is a fascination you should work hard to nurture by decorating your child’s room with a range of decals, stickers and posters that map out the planets to scale. You could even make them glow in the dark if you want to go the extra mile.
It’s all in the curtains
The curtains in your kid’s bedroom will have a surprisingly profound effect on the overall atmosphere. Do you opt for bright simple colours and thermal-lined curtains to keep the room warm during the winter months? Or do you go for something a little more ambitious and colourful? A child’s bedroom curtains are a surprisingly important aspect of the decor so really should not be overlooked.
Making it their own
A wonderful way to make a child’s room feel more ‘owned’ is to decorate it with pictures of their favourite memories. Whether that’s a special family holiday or time they’ve spent with their friends, you’ll be amazed at how much more ‘lived in’ a room feels when it’s decorated with special memories.
We all know that kids can be fickle. One month they are obsessed with the Ninja Turtles and the next it’s all about the Pokémon. This means that if you lean top heavily into one ‘fad’ you might end up re-decorating the room every few months. That’s why it’s important to get a handle on what your kids really love and make sure those are the things that stand out and underline the room’s personality.
Depending on the age of your child, there are numerous ways you can bring the world of education to life in the rooms where they will be spending most of their time. Younger children, for example, might benefit from decorative decals that emphasise and explain the alphabet and modular systems that allow different combinations of letters and numbers to be arranged. For older children, you can also decorate the room with wall charts and maps that will teach them (and maybe even you) something about the world around them.
The fun doesn’t need to begin and end with the decoration. Make your children’s desk area more inviting by setting it ups with chairs that are colourful and comfy and maybe consider some more unconventional flourishes like bean bags or special ‘gaming chairs’ for those that are obsessively into Fortnite.
Whatever décor you decide on, it’s important that it reflects the temperament and personality of your child, otherwise, they won’t feel at home in their own bedroom! Also, if they are sharing with a sibling, you’re going to need to work twice as hard to make sure both children are catered for. With enough care and attention to detail, however, your kid’s bedroom could end ups being so perfect that they never want to leave!
Did you follow a theme when decorating your child’s bedroom?
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