Children live in a world of imagination and possibility. They can imagine impossible adventures with nothing more but time to explore their own minds. But a creative environment certainly helps. One of the best things a parent can do for their child is help them customize their bedroom. A child's room is his or her personal space to sleep, play, and imagine.
Fortunately, it's not difficult to decorate a child's room. All you need are a few ideas and a vision of the final result before you get started. Today, we've put together some fun and helpful tips for decorating any child's bedroom, from toddlers to teenagers.
1) Pick a Favorite Color Scheme
Start with a color scheme. The best way to make sure your decoration plans come together into an aesthetically pleasing design is with a color scheme. When all the colors come together to create a unified style, even a messy room can look stylish. Choose two or three colors, and lighten that palette to pastel for the wall colors. Trust us, the subtle color will shine through when it covers entire walls.
2) Create Decorative & Useful Storage
Storage is critical when designing a child's room. Children need drawers and storage boxes to keep their personal items tidy, especially younger children who are not yet skilled at organizing and putting things away. Try a storage shelf with cloth cube containers for toys, games, and shoes. Consider adding shelves to your child's closet or installing a lower closet bar. Pick a cute dresser or chest of drawers that both matches your theme and offers more organization.
3) Match the Comforter to the Decor
One of the best ways to bring a bedroom design together is with the comforter, which is often a focal point of the bedroom. With the right colorful or themed comforter, the entire room will look more unified in your child's favorite theme.
4) Contrast Sheets and Pillow Cases
Even better, mix and match your sheet and pillow colors. Who says that sheets and pillows have to be the same color, or perfectly match the blanket. Go for contrast either in color or shade, like yellow and green, or light and dark. When the pillowcases stand out from the sheets, they are both easier to see and more inherently decorative. Plus, your child has a better chance to personalize.
5) Pick Some Posters with Your Child
Posters are a great addition to any child's room, and there are so many to choose from. Flip through a poster display at the store or browse potential posters online. Hang up the posters directly on the walls or put them into a lightweight frame first. The key is to let your child choose the characters and images they like best.
6) Let Your Child Help Paint and Assemble
When decorating a child's room, it's essential that your child is involved. Let them put paint on the wall or repaint an old dresser in the new colors. Let them help to build any new furniture you get, even if it's just handing you the right bolts and screwdrivers along the way. This will help create a sense of ownership in the room and the new design.
7) Hang Up a Bulletin Board or Whiteboard
Want to encourage your child's creativity? Give them a blank canvas. A bulletin board is a wonderful beginning to a vision board, a homework board, or a place to keep pictures of friends and hang keepsakes. A magnetic whiteboard allows your child to draw and draw and draw in their room, practicing with erasable ink and large-scale drawings. Encourage them to take a photo before erasing a drawing.
8) A Little Trim Goes a Long Way
Lastly, let's not forget the trim. Paper trim can be the perfect final touch to decorating your child's room. Pick a color, pattern, or theme that your child loves, then tack it up flat along the upper molding near the ceiling. It looks surprisingly good when stapled flat and viewed from the ground. This will create a floor-to-ceiling design that will pull the whole visual sense of the room together.