Ideas for Decorating your Child’s Room
The holidays came and went and now we begin to rejoice the New Year! So pull out that To Do List and see what projects we have to prepare for.
How about coming up with some changes for your child’s room?
Decorating a room allows kids to express themselves. Today, kids rooms don’t have to be the ordinary colors of the past. You’d be surprised at the colors some of your kids might choose.
Choosing a color
When choosing a color, first ask your child which one they like. If they seem to be requesting for a rather wild color, provide some choices for them to choose from. This will still provide them with an insight to their room decor. You might even consider looking into online sites such as Pinterest or Etsy for some more room décor ideas.
Theme for the room
Allowing a child to choose an inspired bedroom theme is a good way to let kids have a place where their imagination comes to life. Consider using wallpaper, stickers or murals to bring it to life! Maybe you have a family member or friend who is a good artist that can even draw themed characters on the wall. Another option is to call in the professionals found in our very own magazine, Tutti Bambini, who specialize in nursery décor and would love to lend a hand.
Do It Yourself!
Sometimes decorating a child’s room can become expensive. So try some do it yourself ideas.
Idea 1. Look through some magazines together with your child to get some ideas of what they might like. Here you can figure out the color and themes they might be interested in.
Idea 2. Go to a local hardware store like Home Depot or Lowe’s with a sample of the color you have decided on. This helps the painter get as close to the color you want as possible.
Idea 3. Try and find some accessories that can highlight the room such as going to your local thrift stores or clearance areas in department stores. You’d be surprised at what you might find. Also look into some stickers that easily peel off your walls without damaging the paint.
Idea 4. Include your children in the process. Make it a fun project with the whole family which will make the entire project even more special.
Do not spend more than what you can afford
Keep in mind that decorating can become an expensive project. I know my husband panics every time I mention the words “house project”. There are numerous ideas to choose from and so many accessories that you can lose sight of what is necessary to get the job done right. Therefore, make a list of what you and your child agreed on. Try to stick to only purchasing those items that you need. If not, you will end up with unexpected items and later find yourselves on the infamous Ebay site to get rid of the extra stuff you purchased.
The Do’s and Dont’s of Decorating
Don’t fall into any trends. Although they may be popular at the moment, later on they may become a trend of the past due to yet another more popular trend. This results in being expensive because trends come and go rather quickly. So try and stick to a theme that will probably be around for a while such as stripes and dots.
Don’t get too funky with accessories. Although accessories are a great way to liven up a room, don’t overdo it because your child may not like it for too long. Try and compromise with your kids on several ideas. Maybe consider shopping around for some accessories that can benefit both as a trend and a décor such as lamps and rugs.
DO include your kids work in the room. Including their artwork in the room provides them with a sense of ownership to their little haven. If your child is the happy Vincent Van Gogh artist who loves to draw and post their work everywhere, maybe consider creating a specific section. That way, their art work is visible but not overshadowing the rest of the room décor.
DO enjoy this process with family. Try and include the whole family in this project since our time with our kids is always valuable and limited with the lifestyle we lead in today’s fast pace world.
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