As parents, we always see to it that our kids get all the comfort they need especially at home. And one way of showing our kids that we indeed value them is to make sure that they have a comfortable and beautiful bedroom. In truth, a child feels really loved and special when their bedrooms are beautifully decorated because this means that their parents have time to look into what they need and what they want.
We have to admit it, not all parents will look into bedroom decorating, thinking that it will cost them a lot and they are too busy making a living. But did you know that you can actually do that without spending too much? As a matter of fact, if you are the creative type, you can DIY some decors. Or you can also use items that you already have in your own home. Also, you don't have to spend a lot of time decorating. You can set a certain day to do that. Prior to that, start collecting ideas and items to use in decorating so that when that day comes, you are already here. To help you, here are some tips on how you can decorate your kid's bedroom:
1. Choose a theme.
Try to know what your child wants like what is her favorite character or movie. The usual themes for a bedroom are Hello Kitty, Barbie, and Disney Princesses for girls, s and then Disney Cars, superheroes and pirates for boys. There are items sold in stores with these themes so you can just buy them and put them all together in the bedroom. Or you can try something unique as well from a Safari theme to an underwater theme! The choices are endless!
2. Decide on the color scheme.
Aside from the theme, you can also use a certain color for the bedroom like an all pink bedroom or a combination of your child's favorite color. And of course, whatever is your theme, look for a color that will coordinate with it. For a minimalist approach, you can choose two or three colors that complements each other and use it for the bedroom.
3. Add other functions in the bedroom.
Your kids will be spending more time in the bedroom. Hence, it would better if you add more functions to the area like a study space, a mini-library, and a play area. This way, everything that is for your child can be organized well in one room. Also, they will be able to learn how to organize their stuff this way while having a space that they can call their own.
4. Decorate with walls.
If the walls look boring, there are tons of ideas that you can use to beautify it. You can buy wall decals or wall stickers. You can also add some posters or framed pictures to create a gallery. Wallpapers can also be a good option as well. Or you can be more creative by making the decors like wall flowers using crepe paper, paper butterflies and others.
5. Choose furniture.
There are creative furniture designs that are made especially for kids. You can buy these or make them if you are into carpentry. Some parents ask for a custom design which can be expensive. But you can also use the regular bed and just add a beautiful bedding set that will suit the theme of your bedroom. Aside from a bed, bring in a chair and a table so that they can do other activities like writing, drawing and studying their lessons.
6. Beautify the ceiling.
If you want to add more appeal to the bedroom, you can also decorate the ceiling as well. A mural would be nice or you can hang some lanterns and other decors on it. Most bedrooms merely have a decorative lighting that best fits their theme. This is also a good idea and can be more economical.
7. Add interesting items.
Aside from having a study area in the bedroom, why not provide other items that can make it look more interesting for your child? Some parents add a tepee, a small canopy, a mini-theatre, a dress-up corner or just a small corner with cushions that is intended for reading or for your kids to have their own "me" time.
8. Accessorize! Accessorize!
When you are done getting all the big items like the bed and other furniture, add the accessories. This would include the curtains, an area rug, display items for the shelf and others. You can get many novelty items to add in the bedroom too. But make sure not to crowd the space.
9. Provide storage areas.
Train your kids to organize by giving them enough storage spaces aside from a built-in wardrobe. You can buy or make boxes where they can store their toys and other stuff. Or you can add an extra cabinet or some shelves. Of course, don't forget to teach them how to keep their things. These storage spaces can also be an added decor to the bedroom if you use those that have beautiful designs and colors.
10. Make your own decors.
You can save a lot if you make your own decors. There are so many DIY ideas that you can find in the internet that will teach you how to make stuffs from a table lamp to a wall decor. There are quick DIY ideas that can help you decorate. This way, you will be able to add some personal touches on the decoration.
When decorating, never overdo it. Over decorating will create a busy bedroom which is no longer good for resting and studying. Keep things to minimal and make sure that there is enough space to move around. If you have a small bedroom, limit the furniture inside and use lighter colors. Above all, make sure that you will consult your child for the decoration because it is their bedroom. And when it is time to decorate, it can be a good bonding time between you and your child. For sure, the bedroom will turn out really nice because it is a result of your love!
Kareen Liez Datoy is a blogger at Pink Heart String and a freelance writer. She is a civil engineer by profession but prefers to focus on her duties as a mother and works at home. She shares her DIY tips, home design ideas, parenting tips, reviews and others on her blog while working on her other writing jobs.
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