When it comes to decorating your child’s bedroom, there are so many options it can be difficult to know where to start. To make things a little easier before you set about creating the perfect oasis for your little ones I thought these five essentials steps may come in handy…
1. Allow for growth
Invest in a double or queen size bed now and you won’t have to replace their single bed in years to come. Don’t feel the need to fill the space up all in one go – leaving space for your child to customise themselves will help them feel as though it really is their very own haven. Allow room for extra storage options too. As children get older, the types and size of their toys can change.
My Son’s bedroom.
2. Showcase their favourite things
Frame their favourite poster or some of their artwork and provide shelves for their toys or trophies. It will keep things tidy and add colour and interest.
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3. Incorporate warm, fun textures
Play with texture through wallpaper, bedding lights or rug. Young children find comfort in a soft, cosy rug to play on and a patterned wallpaper makes the ideal backdrop to a fabric bedhead.
My Daughter’s sanctuary!
4. Let there be light!
Bedside and desk lamps are a must. Soft dim lighting for evening will keep the space comforting and warm and encourage bedtime reading and a good nights sleep!
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5. Stick to a colour palette
Letting your child choose a favourite colour is a great starting point. Use neutrals to balance out the bold. White linen is great as you can mix and match colours depending on their age. For example, it’s easy to take away soft pastels in cushions, blankets and toys and add in vibrant colours as your child matures.
Our Fenwick Bedhead in Husk Amalfi.
Before embarking on decorating your child’s bedroom, it may also be a good idea to ask them what they think would make the bedroom. I decided to pose the question to a few children and the responses were delightful, if somewhat unachievable in some instances!
Jasmine, Aged 12
” A double bed with nice cushions to make it like a lounge room. A cool doonah cover, a window seat, desk, bronze things, cool lighting & speakers.”
Maggie, Aged 8
“A bed with desk underneath known as a ” Lob”. A basketball ring on bed and somewhere for trophies, speakers & microphone….lights & cool pics on the wall. Also under the bed is a couch to talk with friends & a mirror.”
Ned, Aged 11
“The perfect bedroom would have enough space to play. It would have good shelving for trophies & medals and space for my drums/instruments.”
Violet, Aged 7
“I would like a princess bed with a round head board and curtains flowing down from above. I would also like butterflies on the walls and a pink tall boy with edible lollies all over it, jelly bedside tables and chocolate shelves with lots of books on it.”
Amelia, Aged 4
“A chocolate bunk bed that you can eat with a marshmallow pillow, and a chocolate statue. Raining lollies from the ceiling and a ladder that you can tap the roof in case it stops raining lollies”
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