For children, their room possesses great significance. After all, every child wants a space that reflects their personality and interests. Decorating a child’s room is fun, but it’s very important that you embark on this journey together with your kid.
When it’s time to get rid of the cot, a world of endless possibilities opens up. In case you feel like you’re in a creative rut, here are a few tips and ideas that will help you and your kid create an awesome room that they will love.
Pick the right spot
As your child grows, so do their spatial needs. This might mean that the kids’ room needs to move to a different place. If this is the case for your child, think about which part of the house could become their new residence. For instance, if you have a livable loft space, there is nothing that would make a cooler room for your child. They will love the cosiness and privacy of this space well into their teenage years, and it will become the favorite meeting place of their friend group.
Make the most of the space
The kids’ room is a very peculiar space. It has so many functions that it might seem impossible to cram all that into one small room. This is why you have to be smart and space-efficient. For instance, look into double-duty furniture. Beds with storage underneath are a great start. In addition, kids generally love those multifunctional loft beds with a sitting area or even a desk underneath. This not only saves you a ton of space but also looks great and makes the room feel more exciting for the child.
Cater to their interest
When designing the kids’ room, your child’s interests play the most crucial role. What are they interested in? Are they into outer space? Nothing is easier than to decorate the room with this theme. Or do they prefer pirates? Sports? Fairy tales? Treehouses? Find out what your child likes and you will find so many amazing ideas on the internet you can choose from.
A feature wall is a must
The walls of a room have an immense impact on how it feels to be in that space, so blank walls in a child’s room will not cut it. Don’t be afraid to bring in color and interest with geometric shapes or decorations. If you’re afraid of doing this with wall paint, decals are a good, temporary way to decorate the blank walls. It would also be an amazing idea to create a feature wall together with your child. This is where their creativity will be able to soar. For instance, you can create a mural or a simple chalkboard wall, both of which will enrich the space.
Create a solid study area
Your child will spend a considerable amount of time by their desk, so it is needless to say that you should devote special attention to designing the study area. To avoid distraction, this study corner should be a zone of its own. Above all, it should be comfortable. Make sure that it’s not completely void of decoration, though. A few fun, motivational posters will make the area more friendly.
Add a creative space
It’s important to nourish the creativity of your child so that they can develop their skills and personality. You can do this in many ways. The earlier mentioned chalkboard wall is one of them if your child is into drawing and doodling. In case they are more into modelling, adding a small desk where they can work on their projects is a good way to nurture their hobby. For older kids, setting up a model railway scenery in one of the corners of the room can be a great addition too, since it can enrich their lives so much. Working on it can become a long-term project, something that the whole family can do together.
Make it cosy and private
As kids grow, their need for privacy increases. They simply need a space where they can get away from the world. Making a cozy nook in one of the corners is a great way to bring a sense of comfort into space. It can be a reading nook, a teepee where they can play, or anything similar. If your kids share a room, privacy is an even bigger issue. What you can do is divide the room in some way, for instance, with a bookshelf, to create quiet corners for both of your children.
At the end of the day, no two kids are the same, so it will be up to you and your child to come up with the best design for them. However, hopefully, the aforementioned tips gave you some ideas to create a space that will inspire them and help them grow.
What design ideas have you used to make your kids’ room awesome? Tell us in the comments below.