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What is the key to creating the perfect bedroom design? This can be a tough question to answer since kids can differ so much in personality, taste, and especially since their preferences change as they grow older.
Every parent wants to give their child a perfect bedroom at least once in their life. This is, after all, an important part of your little one’s childhood and memories. It is never too early to start working on creating a perfect bedroom. Your little one will only stay little for a couple of years. Blink and you might miss the opportunity to create a beautiful bedroom and lots of fun memories.
In this guide, we are going to have a look at some clever and practical style tips that will help you take your child’s bedroom décor and functionality to a whole new level.
Create a Bedroom Your Child Can Grow Into
We all want to keep our little ones small for long. But the reality is that they grow up fast and have different needs as they grow. It is better to create a bedroom your child can grow into than to have one that is so childish your child ends up feeling embarrassed. Remember to plan for future bedroom accessories your child will one day need like a desk to study at, a vanity where your daughter can do her hair, ample drawer space, and a bed that is big enough to support a growing body. When you have these important accessories in place, you can always still add childish touches like stuffed animals or cute wall and interior decorations.
Keep Colour Psychology in Mind
Children can be very sensitive to their surroundings and colours have a bigger impact on their mood than on the moods of adults. Certain colours can also boost specific cognitive abilities in children. Green, for example, may improve a child’s reading speed and comprehension and this colour has a soothing effect. You should also consider your child’s personality when selecting a colour. Hyperactive children tend to do much better in rooms with a soothing and calming colour compared to rooms that might have an exciting colour since these vivid hues can cause overstimulation. If you are worried about the effects of colour, or unsure what to choose then it is always best to go with a neutral colour scheme.
Plan for Ample Storage
Children might be small but they require a lot of gear. And the accessory your child requires doesn’t reduce as they grow older. Infants might come with lots of baby gear like strollers but young kids’ rooms are usually stuffed with plenty of toys. Older children, on the other hand, have a lot of educational and sports gear that need to be stored. The best way to create a calm and organised bedroom is by adding ample storage space in the form of pull-out wardrobes, under-bed storage drawers, and toy boxes.
Be Creative with the Bed
Little ones often have a tough time sleeping in their own beds. A fun bed theme or design in the form of a playhouse, tent, rocket ship, or car can encourage self-sleeping and these accessories can give the bedroom a unique and very attractive overall look.
Soften Things Up
With kids, it is especially important to soften and warm things up in the bedroom. They spend a lot of time on the floor where they can easily catch a chill. A soft warm carpet or a couple of loose rugs along with floor cushions or an ottoman can make the bedroom look and feel a lot warmer.
If you have a tough time finding inspiration for a great kids’ bedroom or if you are struggling to source products then you can always reach out to Alexander Pollock Interior Design. These experts can help you create a perfectly cosy, fun, and beautiful bedroom that your little one will love to spend time in.