As we love our kids so much, we often strive to give them the best of everything that we can. After all, your little princess or prince is the most important person in your life. Aside from teaching them responsibility and discipline, they also deserve the royal treatment. Why not start by redesigning their castle i.e. their bedroom? As your child grows you’ll get new opportunities to decorate their room, meaning that now you have the full freedom to experiment with the design. Of course, it can be easy to get carried away when you start having fun decorating, so here is what every child’s bedroom actually needs.
1. A personal touch
Without a personal touch, your kid’s bedroom will end up looking cold and generic. You don’t want all that hard work to be for nothing, so a touch of warmth will go a long way. Personal touches can be introduced to the room in many ways. The more unique you are, the better. One of the best ways to bring warmth and love through touch to your child’s room is to let them help with decorating. This may be a fun project for you, but children have a special way of looking at things.
When painting the room, you can let your child paint their palm in a different colour and press it to the wall. Then, let them sign their name in paint next to the palm print. That can be their unique stamp on the room. Just make sure to use non-toxic paints for this project. As well as that, you can look up some interesting DIY projects and create personalized room décor with your kid.
2. The bed
The bed might be the most important part of your child’s bedroom. You may think that you can just get any frame and mattress and be done with it, but that’s not all there is to it. Picking out the perfect bed will tie the room together better than anything else. As well as that, this is the most functional piece of furniture you’ll buy for their bedroom, so you need to make sure it’s comfortable and high quality. Ideally, you want to invest in a good bed that they won’t outgrow and that won’t succumb to wear and tear any time soon. That’s why it’s always a good idea to read a few bed buying guides before you make your purchase.
As well as the quality of the bed, the position is important too. Where you place the bed will set the tone for the whole bedroom. Placing it next to the wall makes for more playing room and concise design, but centre-placement often makes the room look warmer and more complete.
No children’s room is complete without the toys. After all, their magical bedroom will mean nothing to them if they don’t have anything to play with. Toy shopping is also a great opportunity to learn something new about your kid. You’ll be up to date with their interests and will get to see exactly how their little brain works. As well as that, you’ll be working on their creativity.
You should look for quality kids toys in all segments. From art to sport, from dolls to toy cars, your kid should have a little bit of everything to play with. This way, you’ll expand their mind and interests and do wonders for their creativity. The quality of the toys will have a lot to say in how much their interest is sparked, so don’t be afraid to splurge a little.
4. Don’t neglect the walls
The walls are your biggest canvas in any room. When it comes to your child’s room the sky is the limit in wall decoration. Depending on your budget, you could go from painting the room together to incorporating lots of fun gizmos. Your goal is to create a room as colourful and cool as you can. You can start this by painting every wall in a different colour.
If your child is artistic, you can create a drawing section on one of the walls where they would be allowed to create their own art. Those who want to go a step further can easily put a blackboard over the wall surface and let their kid’s imagination run free. A wall blackboard may also be useful for making to-do lists and writing important things down.
Some parents think that going all out for a childhood bedroom is unnecessary because children grow, but what they don’t realize is that they’re giving their child memories they will cherish forever. From being involved in the design process to spending innumerable hours playing in their magical room, the experience is bound to stay with them well into adulthood.