Your kids are about to move into their room…but are you ready to design it?! Trust me when I say this…your little ones DO NOT want to stare at four beige walls all the time. Their room should be fun and colorful. You can even include your kids in the design plans. They know what they like (sometimes). Once you have a good idea of what direction you want to head in, you can figure out a budget. Remember, your kids are growing and their tastes are fickle. Your 16-year-old probably won’t want to sleep in the My Little Pony-themed room she loved when she was six. Keep reading for tips on designing a room that your kids will love.
1. Use Color
Kids aren’t attracted to drab things. You might be able to appreciate the loveliness of an off-white, but your kids would rather see a blazing yellow or a rich purple. Add pops of color to their room to make it really appealing. You can add toys, a rug, a colorful bedspread. Anything to breathe life into the surroundings.
2. Paint and Paper the Walls
Continuing with the color theme, pick a bright, cheerful shade for the walls. If you want to be creative, use paint and wallpaper. Choose a print that goes well with the new wall color. You can paper it onto part of the wall, on the ceiling, on the dresser, etc.
3. Don’t Forget About the Ceiling
There’s an entire world of glow in the dark design accessories. You can decorate the ceiling to look like the sky, with stars that will glow when the lights are out. There’s even glow in the dark paint.
Alternatively, you could try painting a mural of their interests onto the ceiling. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money, you can achieve a similar effect by using a tapestry.
4. Invest in Creative Storage
Children create clutter. The key to keeping your kid’s room tidy is to make sure there are plenty of places for them to put their toys. Since their storage boxes will be a prominent part of their room, you should make them look great.
Once they’re older, they can start storing clothes and books rather than toys.
5. Buy a Rug
If your kids are young, they’re going to spend a lot of time rolling around on the floor. You’ll have a lot of juice spills to clean up out of the carpet. A rug is a great way to protect your floors and add character to a room.
Make It Stress-free
Designing a kid-friendly room can be stress-free. Your kids are just happy that they’re in their own space and you don’t have to worry about being “sophisticated” or “modern.” Your only goal is to make your kids happy. You don’t have to spend a lot of time or money on the project unless you want to.
Ask your kids for their opinion before you get started. They might surprise you.
If you want even less stress designing any or all of the rooms in your house, reach out to our team today to get started.