The design of a room speaks volumes about who you are, right? Well, the same goes for your kids’ room. It’s their own little space inside the family home that represents their personality.
But unless you have piles of money lying around, you want to make the most out of what you can afford when designing your kids’ room. Luckily, there are easy ways of bringing out the best look of your kids’ room.
By choosing to cut corners, a bit of DIY, and some smart investing, you will have created the perfect indoor playground for your kids, with that all important personal touch.
Colour is Everything
All kids’ rooms design should be playful, and adding color does just that. The time of the pink and blue room is over, so get in touch with your artistic side. Painting the walls yourself will not only save money, but you can personalize the room to match your child’s character. The base color can also be a canvas. You can paint fun and interesting images, and make a themed room for your kids. Another great idea is to make a chalkboard wall.
Kids can play pretend-school, and always have a place to draw, even when they run out of paper.
Clutter is an issue in any kid’s room. Get creative with storage and keep the kids’ room neat and tidy. The little things make up the room, so DIY some shelves and display your kid’s toys and books. It will be something your kids will be proud of, and will add a personal touch to their room. Also, you can refurbish some old crates and trunks, to make play boxes to go under the bed. These can house everything from toys to clothes, keeping the room always clean. As an added bonus they can help you with the projects and get creative themselves.
Go for Quality
When it comes to essential furniture, paying good money pays off in the long run. Buying quality, durable furniture is a great investment, and can also influence a positive development. A good kid’s bed may set you back, so go for an adult version instead. It will be spacious at first, but they will grow into it. The extra room will make for a good night’s sleep every time, and sleepover’s will be more comfortable. An ergonomic chair might also be a good investment. With all that back support, it will be great for their posture. While, the overall feel of the room can be well rounded with playful kids rugs. Besides adding color to the room, quality kids’ rugs can have an educational effect by having maps, letters, and numbers printed over them.
Kids adore getting creative themselves, so include them in the design process. Since, they love drawing on walls, painting a white wall, and give them paint and stickers, take a step back, and watch what happens. They can also decorate their room by hanging posters and drawings of their favorite cartoons, films and games. Moreover, with magic markers they can customize their sheets, for a new design every week. And as for the sealing, with fluorescent stickers they can create a galaxy of their own, watching over them each night before bed time.
In the end, all you need to make the best designed kids’ room is to be creative.
Think outside the box, and in any case always consult your kids before. Just remember to include them on the projects, so both of you will have fun and enjoy decorating their room. After all, they are the ones who will be spending most of their time in it, and a room that represents you child will make for a happy childhood.
Tracey Clayton is a full time mom of three girls. She loves cooking, baking, sewing, spending quality time with her daughters and she’s passionate for writing. She is contributor on High Style Life and her motto is:
“Live the life you love, love the life you live.”