Your kids aren’t going to have an opinion one way or the other about décor changes you make in the home. The one area that’s not true is when it comes to their room. Get it wrong and fail to see what works from their perspective and you can risk a tantrum. Get it right with some of the tips below, however, and you can create a space they will fall in love with.
Find a theme
We have décor styles and colour schemes to work from as adults. For kids, the best way to create a visual style that resonates with them is to choose a theme. Whether it’s pirates, fairies, fantasy kingdoms, or something entirely different, choose one that matches their interests. You can find beds, bed sheets, wall art, curtains, and much more to help establish that theme and help them really fall in love with their room.
Have fun with lighting
Lighting can add a lot of personality to a room and the same goes for in your kid’s room. Check out glow.co.uk for inspiration on how novelty light fixtures can add a ton of personality. They are much more likely to get a positive reception than simple, generic lamps. There are lights that can fit the theme you’re trying to create or lights that have their own unique appeal whether they replicate your child’s interests, emojis, or something entirely different.
Give them their own landscape
Kids are imaginative. They like to be transported to new worlds, which is why themes can work so well. But wall murals and landscapes can be just as transformative and invigorating. Take a look at wallpaperInk.co.uk for more information on the different kinds of scenes you can help create in your child’s room. That feeling of stepping into a whole new world is really going to add some emotional appeal to the space.
Create their own zones
Emotional appeal isn’t the only thing that matters. A little practicality makes a big difference, even to your kid. For instance, most kids have homework to deal with and by creating a mini-office with a desk, you can help create a space that allows them to work productively and without distraction. On the other end of the room, you can establish a playing corner where their toy chest and drawers store everything they need when they want to have some fun instead.
A place to relax
Let’s not forget the rejuvenating effect that being able to relax in the bedroom can have. A space where your kid can hang out, read, or just spend time alone can be hugely important to them. Look at projectnursery.com for ideas on how to create bean bag chairs, or add a hanging chair from the ceiling to give them a place to sit and be cosy that still looks cool as far as they’re concerned.
Kids have a sense of place and belonging tied to décor just as we adults do. Think about their room from their perspective and you can help create a place that’s fulfilling to them both practically and emotionally.