Mark Brandon is your amiable handy man. He is an experienced DIY builder who wants to help people by sharing his insights on home renovation through his blogs. He leads the content team at Safe and Sound Property Inspections and today he will inspire us to create a happy space for our little children.
Decorating your child’s bedroom can be very challenging. Since children are still in their growing years, they could easily change preferences. It is difficult to get the ultimate design that they would get to enjoy for many years.
Get your child involved in the design.
You can involve your child in the process of decorating his own bedroom. That would be helpful to enhance his or her self – esteem. But the final decision still lies in your hands. So, how can you make your child’s bedroom a place that they would love?
Create a place that encourages your child’s creativity.
When decorating your child’s bedroom, you need to keep in mind your child’s emotions. Make sure that your child would feel good in his room. Here, then, are seven (7) things that kids should have in their bedroom.
- A wall mounted or freestanding blackboard – Every little child has the urge to doodle. They would love to write on any plain surface that they can find. To satisfy your child’s craving, you can either paint a wall with blackboard paint or fit in a freestanding blackboard in your child’s room. It encourages the child to express his or her creativity. It is also helpful when a child is starting to learn the alphabet. It also prepares the child for school as it gives the feeling of a classroom environment.
- An Indoor Playground or Play Area – Whether indoors or outdoors, you cannot keep children from playing. Kids are kids and they have all the right to play and enjoy themselves. Girls would love to have doll houses or kitchen playsets in their room. Boys would also have their own set of toys in their rooms. That is why it is important to have an indoor playground or play area in your kid’s bedroom. You would not want them running around the living room when you are entertaining guests.
- Creative and Easy to Reach Storage Spaces – Children also need a safe place to store all their prized possessions. As children are growing up, they accumulate plenty of stuff like books, toys and clothes. Family, friends and relatives give them gifts on their birthdays and other special occasions. You need to create enough storage space for your children to store all these things. These storage spaces should be low enough for your child to reach so that he or she can easily put back the things where they came from after using them.
- Creative Display of Your Children’s Artworks -Yes, children are natural artist. Remember that little children always love to doodle. Whether crayons or colored pencils, children love making artworks. It would be helpful for your child’s development to display his or her masterpieces proudly on a wall inside the house. It would make them feel good about themselves. Plus, it also helps you cut the budget on wall décor. You just need to get creative in making an art gallery for your little Picasso.
- Graphic Wallpaper, Buntings and Oversized Decals – Buntings create a festive atmosphere to your child’s room and graphic wallpapers give it more character. You can decorate a single wall, if not all four walls, with patterned wallpaper or oversized decals to add character to the room. You can choose nature inspired motifs for a fresh modern look but it would be much better if you involve your child in the decision.
- A Creative Workspace – You also need provide a work area for your child. A creative workspace helps your little chum to develop his or her skills. This is very important for the child’s development.
- A Nice and Comfortable Bed – This completes the entire decorating process. A bedroom wouldn’t be a bedroom without a nice, comfortable bed to sleep on. Make your children feel safe and secure with smiley cushions and blankets designed with images of their favorite cartoons.
Consider your child’s emotions.
Happiness is the key to successfully decorating your child’s bedroom. You need to make sure your child feels happy and comfortable. The bedroom is your child’s personal space. It must be a place where they can feel loved and accepted.
However, little children are quite unpredictable. You need to consider their feelings and emotions when decorating their bedroom. It is necessary that you also acknowledge the child’s ideas and preferences about the character and style of his or her room. After all, it is his or her space in the house.
These seven things mentioned here are just for little kids who are in the playgroup age. Older kids may want other stuff in their bedrooms. When your kids reach this age, then it would be very kind of you to let them decide on the design of their own bedrooms.
Author: Mark Brandon
Mark Bradon is an experienced DIY builder who loves learning new things. Leading the content team for Safe and Sound Property Inspections, he gladly shares his insights on home renovation and inspection through his blogs online. He hopes to help people with these blogs.