In some ways, decorating a child’s room is similar to decorating your adult room. That said, there are a few things you’ll need to do differently. After all, your priorities for your child’s bedroom will be different than your priorities when decorating a living room. Read on to read about five things you’ll want to consider when you’re decorating your child’s room.
1. Start by clarifying what the room is for
Before you get started, make sure you know what your goals are for the room. Do you want it to be a functional space for play time? Or do you want it to be a clean, uncluttered space for sleeping? Will your child be studying in the room? Do you need seating for guests? When you know what the room is for, it’s much easier to ensure you have what you need.
2. Think about how everything will affect your child
When you’re picking out wall colors and colors for curtains, remember that it’s not just about what color you like. In fact, colors can actually affect your child’s mood and productivity. Primary colors may be simple but they’re not as easy on the eye s neutral tones are. Greens, light grays, browns, and soft blues may all be good choices. Softer and less saturated colors are good for studying. If your child wants brighter colors, bring them in via a piece of art, rug, or other accent piece.
3. Your child’s interests should be taken into consideration
If your child has a say in picking themes or items for their room, then they’re much more likely to like it. We recommend adding accessories that match their hobbies or interests, such as decals or art, so that it can easily be switched out when their interests change.
4. Organization is key
Everyone wants their child’s room to be organized but if we don’t start by providing them the tools to keep it organized, it will be difficult for them to do so. Get bins, shelving, and other storage options that will ensure there’s a spot for everything. Studies have even shown that kids can more easily relax in a more organized room.
5. Keep the room media free at night
There is plenty of evidence that staring at media can make it hard to sleep. The experts agree that it’s best to be technology-free for an hour before bedtime. Have a family charging station in the kitchen or living room and put everything up an hour before lights out.
These are a few of the tips that we’ve loved at Half Price Drapes. The bottom line is that you can use your creativity but keep a few important factors in mind as well.