Kids will go through different phases as children progress from toddler to child, tween to teen. A bedroom becomes more than a place to sleep and play, it morphs into a space where homework is done, music is listened to (or created) and many other things happen with family and friends. It can be fun to create a space that serves all the necessary functions but is comfortable and inviting. Learn a few tips to minimize work on redecorating a kid's bedroom yet create a space any kid will love.
The ultimate experts on what kids like are the kids themselves. Get kids involved in the design process and let them pick out certain elements such as colors and themes to make it fun. Some other tips include:
Including personal hobbies and interests
Focus on decorating based on child's tastes
Make sure the room fits both the child's needs and parent's desires
Basic color palettes that work well in any room can include black and white, pastels, neutral backdrops with accent colors and small doses of bright colors
Babies and toddlers do best with softer, more muted colors. Little ones enjoy soothing shades to fall asleep quickly and enjoy a peaceful slumber. Darker furniture can be a nice added element like chocolate-colored cribs or recliners. Colors help kids create and explore. Try some soft shades or deep blue and green depending on the youngster.
Muted color palettes go over really well with older kids that incorporate a favorite color. Most color combinations include gray, lavender and deep purple for a more stylish approach, navy and white for preppy and muted colors for trying different looks with accent pieces in the room or on the walls.
It is easy to overlook durability and safety where younger kids are involved. The more durable and easy furniture and surfaces are to clean, the better. This includes durable paints where color-safe markers and crayons wash off easily. A safe environment begins by reviewing literature, safety recommendations on products and getting up to date on product recalls before making a huge purchase.
Overall, the look of a room will depend on the parents, kids and budget. A room does not need a lot of time and money put into it in order for it to look good. Try to find a compromise that works for everyone and, most of all, have fun with it.
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