Decorating the room of a kid may not be the easiest thing in the world, but it still sure is a lot of fun. It gets difficult when you have to decide on the furniture, color of the walls, the lighting, the layout, cartoon characters, wall decals, and posts. However, as ironical as it might sound, the fun really lies in deciding on all these variables, only to put a bigger smile on an already smiling kid. Most individuals/parents are fond of deciding on a theme for a child’s room. For example, if it’s a girl, the room may be made to resemble a room that’s only worthy of a dollhouse. If the kid in question is a boy, the room will mostly have a very sporty feel to it. Sometimes parents also have a single color ‘resonating’ all around the room of a kid. Blue is the way to go for a boy’s room and the preferred option for a girl’s room is a pale pink. However, these are the just rules of thumb. You don’t necessarily need to adhere to them. As far as the room of a kid goes, it is accepted to have no limits to your desires to experiment with a kid’s room, but just make sure your kid gives you the nod for the same. Read on to discover aesthetic tips on decorating a kid’s room.
Kids’ Room Decorating Ideas
When deciding on bedroom furniture for a kid, remember to keep it comfortable and simple. You don’t want to buy a cot or a chair that looks ‘cute’, but is not comfortable for your kid. This would ruin the very purpose of buying furniture, wouldn’t it? Kids usually like bunk beds and investing in one wouldn’t be a bad idea at all. A bunk bed or a bed with a desk underneath is your safest bet. You can also have kid-like bookshelves, a ‘cute’ table and chair and maybe even a large toy bin. The toy bin will prevent your kid from leaving his/her toys all over the floor. Place a small and comfortable beanbag in the corner of your kid’s room. In addition, while deciding on the furniture always ensure the safety of your kid. Any table with sharp metal corner or a chair with wobbly legs is a strict no-no when it comes to furniture for the kids’ room.
The lighting of a kid’s room will accentuate everything in it. Ensure that a lot of natural light finds its way into your kid room. You can have a simple bulb or a tube light for the evenings. This can even be paired with a lamp that goes with the theme of the room. A kid-like night-lamp will only help supplement your efforts to bring a smile on the face of your kid.
As far as the colors in the room and the theme of the same goes, it is extremely important to take into consideration the desires and leanings of your kid. Sit down with your kid and find out what he/she likes. You may think that it’s okay to paint your kid’s room blue, but your kid may not even like the color. This is exactly why it is so essential to think on the same wavelength of your kid. Give your kid the freedom to make decisions and influence yours too. For example, if your child is fond of cartoons, you can go with just that theme. On the other hand, if your kid is fond of dolls or action figures, you can have a room that looks like it belongs to a doll or a superhero. Also, when you buy furniture make sure it goes with the theme of your kid’s room and the dominant colors in the same.
If the room of your kid is going to be festooned with a lot of hangings and decorations, you will have to arrange the furniture before putting up any decorative item. Decorative items here are not just lamps or fragile toys; it can even extend to the shelves and cabinets. Basically, anything that is added to the room to make it look better will have to be introduced after the furniture. This will have to be done to reduce inconveniences and minimize the chances of damaging the walls or decorations in the room. Also when arranging the furniture, you’ve got to ensure the room is spacey enough for your kid. A cluttered room or a room with way too much furniture will simply not be appreciated by the kid.