Has your child sadly outgrown their bedroom? If this is the case, you’ve got some planning to do, to create them a beautiful new room. It might be that your toddler has finally outgrown their nursery or that your pre-teen has decided that their old bedroom is just too ‘babyish’. Whatever the reason you’re upgrading your child’s bedroom, it’s important to be smart about it.
If you want to ensure that whatever you spend doing up the space is worth it, it’s crucial to design a room that will grow with your child. Something that, believe it or not, isn’t as hard to do as you would think. To design your child a space that they will not only love now but also in a few years time here’s what you need to do.
Use mainly neutral colors--
Right now, your child might be obsessed with hot pink or crazy about blue, but what’s to say that in a few years time, they’ll feel the same. That’s why, if you want to create a space that will grow with your child and won’t need too much doing to it, it’s best to keep the colors mainly neutral.
For the walls and carpet, opt for neutral shades. Think cream, gray, and off-white - these are all ideal colors as they work well with a range of other shades. To add a little of your child’s favorite color to the space, you can always add an accent wall. This is ideal as it’s just one section of the wall, so is easy to repaint, should your child dislike it in the future.
Pick furniture that’s smart, stylish, and will last--
When it comes to picking the furniture for your child’s bedroom, don’t select pieces that won’t last. For example, right now your child might be begging you for a bed shaped like a race car, but how long will their car obsession last? Probably not very long. That’s why it’s best to pick furniture that isn’t themed in any way, and will last them for years. Don’t worry about their room looking boring; we’ll talk about ways to jazz it up later on.
A word to the wise, when selecting items like dressers and bedside tables, make sure to pick ones that come with heavy duty drawer runners. That way, should your child overfill the drawers, they shouldn’t be damaged or break. The same goes for selecting a bed, choose a bed that doesn’t have slats underneath, as these are more prone to breaking than full bases. This is especially important if your kids love to jump on the bed.
Use accessories to add style--
I mentioned above that we would talk about jazzing up the space, and the best way to do that is with accessories. Believe it or not, you can give your child’s bedroom a unique look using just a few well-thought-out accessories. Things like curtains, rugs, lampshades, bedding, wall art and ornaments are all interchangeable. Making them perfect for personalizing the space. So ask your child what sort of bedroom they would like and then use accessories to create a room that they’ll love.
The great thing about using accessories to add style is that should they change their mind about their room’s design, it’s easy to change. There will be no messy painting involved or buying of new furniture. All you’ll need to do is swap out their old accessories for new ones. What could be cheaper and easier than that?
Want to create a bedroom that will grow with your child? Take the above tips and advice on board and you can do.