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Even though some would argue that a living room, main bedroom or even the kitchen are the most important rooms in your home, once you are a parent this title definitely goes to your children’s room.

Basic behavioural psychology teaches us that everything around us has an effect on our mind and mood.

Without a doubt, same goes for our youngsters as well. Seeing how their bedroom often serves as their private little sanctuary, everything in their bedroom must be put their to suit their needs.

The expenses are often the big bad wolf of décor and remodelling. However, if you are determined to go through with it, you and your child will have some fun memories.

A good night’s sleep

Now, let’s begin with the basics. We are all familiar with the importance of a good night’s sleep. Therefore, you need to optimise a child’s room in such a way that they are comfortable sleeping there. First of all, you need a quality bed and here you cannot afford to be stingy. Everything from your child’s mood to their posture depends on this so, if in position, always go with quality rather than cost-effectiveness. You also need to look out for the proper mattress which may not be the easiest task, but definitely worth it.

Nightlight

The next thing you will need is their room to make them feel safe. The greatest paradox here is that some kids cannot sleep unless it is dark but are also frightened of it at the same time. In order to solve both of these problems you should think about getting a suitable nightlight, for your child’s room. Another great idea would also be for you to make one on your own. Better yet, why not make it together with your child. There is probably nothing that could make your young one more protected than a perfect darkness repellant that the two of you made together.

Involving your child

After you have the sleeping situation under control, what you need is to properly design your room. Here, your first logical step would be to choose a suitable colour. It would be quite smart to let your child make this decision with you since in this way, it will create a stronger bond to the room. Narrow your choices down and present your child with few of these options.

Creating a warm atmosphere

When health of your child is concerned, it is vital that your room is warm enough during the colder parts of the year. However, for its mindset it important that room gives away a warm vibe as well. In order to achieve this, you can avoid angular furniture and try to choose soft items. For example, great idea would be to add one of those warm and cozy kids floor rugs. Finally, you will need a lot of natural light, so large (yet sealed and unapproachable) windows are advised.

It is almost incredible just how much difference a bit of paint, few simple furniture pieces, great bed and a lamp can make.

What can be more motivating to a parent than being able to make a dream room for their child? One more thing, don’t forget to have some fun along the way!

Do you have any tips for creating a great room for your child? Please share in the comments below.

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  • Very smart ideas, thanks for sharing.

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  • So important to involve your child in their room design

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  • I’d love to create a beautiful space for our kids. I’ve always just used the furniture that’s been given to us or bought for a bargain, so nothing matches or fits right….they do love their rooms though so that’s the most important thing.

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  • we have just moved house, and im currently in the process of planning how to decorate my childrens bedrooms.. the kids are so excited

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  • We’ve added things he loves… Like a car bed, a bright rug with fun pictures, some birds on the wall. He loves pointing at all the things he loves and babbling about them

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  • I really like to put wallpaper in my bedrooms, it gives more personality to the room. The tip I give is to try to choose something nice but neutro, a design that you won’t need to change very often as it is not very cheap.

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  • Every year I ask my child if they still enjoy how we have decorated their room .Now they are older they can pick things they like and occasionally we change the decor to suit their age and tastes as its their room and I want them to enjoy being in there and it to be a restful place.

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  • Great article. It’s important to have personal touches but not too much clutter.

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  • Kids often come up with some amazing ideas and it is their room after all so its great to make sure they love it.

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  • These are great tips. I need soooo much storage for my kids stuff.

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  • You definitely need to involve your child. I created his first and second bedroom spaces, but as he reached 10 and went with a more grown-up option, he was definitely involved in the colour scheme, furniture, etc. A happy result all round.

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  • Yes agree with many here that plenty of storage is most important., also calm colours. A messy room in screaming colours is not a place where kids (and adult) can come to rest

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  • had a disaster in my home when each child decided what they would like in their bedroom – the colours were all horrific later on. Do you home yourself and make the children fit in – they will love their room if they have a lot of storage – and you don’t go in there!

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  • Greta article! I need to make my daughter’s room more comfortable as she doesn’t want to sleep there, so this is very useful.

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  • Lke vw

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