Are you getting ready to turn your child’s nursery into a proper bedroom? Do you want to make it both fun and practical but are not sure how? If you’re looking to spruce up your child’s bedroom but don’t know where to begin, these tips will get you started on the right track and give you some inspiration to create an inventive space.
Choosing a suitable flooring
It’s really a choice between a soft but durable carpet or an easy to clean hard floor. But which is best? Well, there’s no right answer.
If you’re going for a hard floor, invest in the best laminate flooring your budget will allow. This way, it will provide some resistance to scratches and scuffs. If your child suffers from allergies, hard flooring can be a good choice as it’s easy to keep free from dust.
Carpets are great for young children as they provide a soft surface to crawl around and play on. However, they can be more difficult to clean. On the plus side, if you live in a climate with cold winters, then carpets are great for adding warmth.
Practical furniture ideas
If you’re thinking of investing in some new bedroom furniture, then you want to go for well-made brands that are robust enough to deal with the rough and tumble of small children’s lives.
Go for furniture that puts thought into storage solutions and organization. As kids accumulate a lot of stuff, it’s great to have some well-thought-out furniture. Beds with desks, shelves or drawers underneath are handy and space-saving.
Soft furnishings such as floor cushions and beanbags are great for encouraging some quiet time reading, so think about adding these too.
Introduce a theme
Kids all have their favorite things, whether it’s dinosaurs, unicorns, trucks or kittens. So, it’s great to be able to add a bit of a theme into their bedroom. It’ll make the room feel more like their own space.
Be careful not to go too overboard with one theme, though. As they get a bit older, it may take some time to redo the cute décor! Stick to things like dinosaur bedside lights and curtains or unicorn bedspreads for example. Putting up removable wall stickers and framed pictures are also clever ways to introduce a theme.
Adding color to your child’s bedroom
Adding a lick of paint to your child’s bedroom can transform a bedroom entirely. Why not use chalk paint, so your child can get creative on the walls and put their stamp on their bedroom? Using primary colors such as blues, greens, and yellows can brighten up the walls. If you’re looking for something subtler, use pastel colors instead.
Make it fun
Finally, why not add a few extra fun elements to the bedroom? How about a rug that doubles as a playmat? Or a rug that’s shaped like a cute woodland animal? Why not erect a play tent or den into the corner of the room for a bit of added adventure? There are plenty of ways to add some excitement.
All the ideas listed above are affordable and won’t break the bank, so they are achievable on any type of budget. These tips should give you a few ideas on where to start decorating a child’s bedroom, so you can design a unique and encouraging area for both playtime and sleep time that your child will cherish. So why not give them a go? Good luck and we look forward to seeing what you come up with.