Tuesday, November 06, 2018

5 Tips For Decorating A Beautiful Bedroom For Your Child ♥

I don't know about you, but the rooms that I have had the best fun decorating in the house have been the boys nurseries and bedrooms.

Honestly, for me there is nothing more lovely than decorating a room for a new baby and making it their very own space. Then once the children are older, you get to decorate their rooms to suit their personalities and this is even more fun that decorating a nursery because you get to fill a room with all the colours and things they love, instead of imagining what you think they will love.

Here are my tips for decorating a beautiful room for your child and are all things which I have done in my own boys' rooms.
Be creative with your lighting choices
As their bedroom is a place where they will play, study and sleep, it’s important that you think carefully about the lighting for your child's room. A well-lit room is vital, and you should try to incorporate elements of fun and creativity into the space through the lights you choose. 

There are a whole host of cute lighting solutions available for you to take your pick from, and you shouldn’t struggle to find designs that your child will love. Whether it be ceiling lights, fairy lights strung across the walls or cute little night lights displayed on shelves, having good lighting is essential for a child's bedroom. 

We have a whole host of night lights in our sons' bedrooms and not only are they fun for playtime, they make bedtimes that bit calmer too as they love gazing at the lights from their cot and bed. We also have glow-in-the-dark stars stuck to their ceilings, which makes for a dreamy feel to their rooms at night.

Don't be afraid to use a theme
If you're child has a favourite character or a great interest in something such as cars, fairies, etc., don't be afraid to give their room a theme. It will end up being a space that they love even more and want to spend a lot of time in if it's decorated with something they love.

Beau's nursery was Beatrix Potter themed and I honestly thought it was the most lovely theme for a baby's nursery because it was so classic. Tyler's bedroom is currently pirate themed and Beau's bedroom has a bit of a woodland theme going on which I love.

Think of the floor space
A great option for children's bedrooms is laminate flooring - which we have throughout our house and in the boys rooms. Laminate flooring can be bought in a wide range of wood colours, to suit whatever look you're going for. We have natural wood look laminate but I would love farmhouse colour for a brighter look in the rooms.

Laminate is great as it's easy to clean and it means the kids won't get anything stuck to it or stain it - imagine a child's bedroom with Playdough stuck to the carpet (the horror!) - no worries about that with laminate!

As we have laminate flooring, I have added rugs to the boys' rooms so that they're comfy when playing on the floor - which they almost always are!

Be savvy with your storage solutions
From toys to books to board games and everything in between it’s likely that your children (if they're anything like mine anyway!) hve a lot of treasured belongings and unless you’re organised, you could end up with a room that resembles a junk sale rather than a calming and fun space.

Being savvy with your storage solutions is a guaranteed way to maintain order. If you’re stuck for space, you could go for a wall-mounted bookcase or shelves. I've seen so many gorgeous pictures on Instagram on shelves above cots and beds which are used for holding little knick-knacks and books and they create a real talking piece within the room.

Alternatively, you could use storage baskets (we have wicker and soft bag baskets in Tyler's room for holding cuddly toys and his play sets) or wooden crates to keep the area tidy. Or make the most of the under-bed space with plastic storage boxes that you can keep out of sight but within easy access.

Tyler's room also has the added storage space of a built in bed with drawers underneath and on the steps leading up to it and this has been a real space saver. His room always looks tidy, which is great, as everything has it's own storage space.

Storage is a key element in the design of any child's room so you really can’t afford to skimp on it.

Be picky with your colour pallette
When it comes to selecting a colour theme for your little one's bedroom, you may think it’s pretty straightforward. While most kids love anything bright, you don’t necessarily have to go with this theme in their room.

So that your decor choices stand the test of time you could opt for something more neutral and mix it up with one or two splashes of colour. For example, you could paint three of the walls white and create a statement with one in a striking shade such as dark blue or hot pink.

Alternatively, you could paint a neutral shade on the walls and have fun with colour by the soft furnishings you pick. Tyler Lee's room is currently an off-white shade with different shades of blue in his bedding and accessories and it really works well for creating that 'beachy' vibe we were going for. Using too many bold hues can overwhelm the room, so to make the area appear more spacious, be careful when you’re picking your colour palette.

With a little effort and creativity, it's quite easy to put together the perfect bedroom space for your child and have fun whilst creating it also. I love our boys' bedrooms and thankfully they love them too.


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