Designing and decorating a child’s room requires a minimum of thought so that they feel comfortable. In this article, we will guide you through practical, security or aesthetic aspects of decorating a kid’s room…
The bedroom is your kid’s haven: he sleeps, plays, works and takes refuge there. It is thus essential that he feels at ease in his room. When deciding on the decoration of the child’s room, you must consider his age, personality, and desires. Do he prefer a marine theme, or is he more into soccer? Leave a blank wall or closet for him to hang posters of his idols. Or provide a shelf for his medals, cups and other awards.
Don’t choose furniture that won’t evolve (car or boat-shaped bed, princess dresser…). When you agree on a theme, keep in mind that there is a good chance that his tastes will evolve as he gets older. Rather than having a car bed frame for your car-obsessed tot, opt for bed linens, cushions, curtains, accessories and wall decorations around the theme, that can be changed for a low cost in due time.
As much as possible, the design of your child’s room should be mutually agreed upon between the child and yourself, rather than you trying to impose your own choices. Parents can enjoy themselves if the room is for a toddler (0 to 5 years old). Beyond that, the child’s tastes must be taken into account (with a certain amount of restraint because children have vivid imaginations and can change their minds quickly).
A Girl’s Room
From birth to adolescence, your daughter’s room deserves a feminine decoration but not too much. Steer far from clichés – leave the total pink look aside and opt for touches here and there of more pastel shades with coral to powder pink. Other options include white, taupe without forgetting purple and even blue, a color that is no longer the sole domain of boys. You can also try decorating with patterned wallpapers and strings of fairy lights for a more grown-up look.
A Boy’s Room
As we said above, blue is no longer only for boys, young or old. You can still like to apply it in touches; you can reserve it for a single wall, a strip of wallpaper, a piece of furniture or a painting, for example. Alternatives include green, from its pastel version to its deepest hue. Yellow can also brighten up a boy’s room. In terms of decoration, let your imagination run wild but don’t go overboard. A cool piece of furniture that little boys will love is a teepee, so maybe consider having one in the room.
Colors in a child’s room
Try to keep your color scheme to a maximum of three. It doesn’t really matter what colors you choose, although you will want to avoid clashes… I prefer simple and plain tones. You can opt for a solid color on only one of the four walls, and the other three will remain white and available for personal decorating. Avoid themed wallpapers that children quickly grow tired of.
Which flooring in a child’s room?
In general, hard floors are easier to clean (and therefore considered more hygienic) but not very comfortable to sit and lay on. You might want to cover your hardwood floors with rugs and carpets for more comfort. The much-mailgned carpet, long associated with being dust traps and other allergens, is much healthier, can be made from natural fibers and are easier to maintain than before. They are comfortable and offer better thermal and acoustic comfort to the room. However, carpeting requires daily vacuuming and is incompatible with underfloor heating.
Do you think children should have their say when decorating their room? Let us know in the comments…