Decorating a child's room is never easy. Their tastes change as they grow and you don't want to end up with something they'll hate in two weeks. When you move into a new home, it's important to give them a room that they'll love. Settling in somewhere new can be difficult, and a bedroom decorated to their wishes can help them. The difficulty is knowing where to start and how can you make choices that you won't have to change for at least a couple of years? Follow these tips to create a bedroom your child will love, and that you'll enjoy too.
When choosing to decorate a bedroom with a character theme it is important to think about the longevity of the room. Your child may currently love Disney Princess but in two years time or even less their taste may change and you have to go through the whole expense of redecorating. The best way to design a character room is to paint the walls a colour which will last, but incorporate their favourite TV, book or movie character and then use lots of accessories such as bedding and picture frames. This way they can be easily changed if your little one changes their mind.
Make It Colourful
Adding plenty of a colour is a must for any child's bedroom. You don't want it to be drab and boring. Many new homes will come in neutral colours, but it isn't always a good idea to paint straight away. You may need to wait a year or two for the walls in new build houses to dry out properly. If this is the case, you can add colour in lots of other ways, focusing on the furniture and accessories.
Choose a Theme
Instead of using fictional characters, you can select a theme for the bedroom that won't go out of style. It could be based on something that your child is interested in, or it could be something a little more generic. You might pick a nature or animal theme, which could include motifs of plants, insects and mammals. Or perhaps it could be a fairy tale theme, with fantasy scenes.
Focus on Accessories
Painting the room so it's colourful is a good start, but it's the accessories that make all the difference. Not only are they easier to change when your child gets bored, but you can put in so many fun details. You can use the curtains, bedding, lamps and lots of other items to add extra colour and texture.
Turn Storage Into Decoration
Children have a lot of stuff. There's no getting around it. So you need somewhere to store all their things. It's a good idea to choose storage that doubles up as decoration. Try not to get a plain toy bin when you could get something that goes with your theme. There are all kinds of ways to add patterns and motifs to the room using different types of storage.
You have to think carefully about decorating a child's room. You may have to do it again in a couple of years, but hopefully will be able to avoid as long as possible.