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5 Tips for Redesigning Kid's Bedrooms
A child’s room doesn’t have to be primary colours and cutouts of Disney characters. But how do you stop a child’s bedroom looking dull and characterless without the inevitable ‘cartoon clutter’?
Choosing a neutral wall colour is no bad thing, especially if you plan to showcase art and other wall items. If you don’t want white or similar hues, opt for the on-trend grey or a darker shade if the room won’t feel too small.
HINT – paint the ceiling a lighter shade of the wall colour if you don’t want too big a contrast between a darker colour and a white ceiling.
It’s second on the list simply because when it comes to redesigning a kid’s bedroom, storage is THE main consideration, more than the style of bed or any accessory!
The trick of storage in any bedroom, but certainly in a child’s room is ease of access – the less complicated it is to retrieve something and put it away, the easier it is to keep the bedroom tidy. However, ease of access and great storage doesn’t mean there will fewer complaints when it comes to tidying up or it is more likely to be used…!
HINT – fitted bedroom furniture not only offers great storage and versatility in a child’s room, but it is also safer too. Firmly fixed to the wall and ceiling, there is a robust sturdiness and strength to fitted furniture that makes it a must-have for the bedroom.
The thing about designing a child’s room is that as they grow, their tastes will change. A teenager room is very different from the needs of a smaller child, for example. Making shrewd choices when it comes to furniture is one thing but when the budget is under pressure, it is the smaller changes that can make the biggest changes.
Wall art and other detailing are not to be underplayed in the child’s bedroom. From pretty lights to quirky wall art including glittery stag heads and brightly coloured frames, let your artistic voice guide you.
HINT – art is changeable in so many ways but why not consider homemade art as well as shop-bought items?
Just like in any other room, light is important. The lighting in a room sends signals to our mood, something that can be important when (trying) to teach children to relax and unwind after a busy, fun-filled day of adventures.
Layers of light mean having a light for every occasion and mood. A bright, hanging pendant light is essential for when practical stuff is happening, and a table lamp with a softer golden glow is ideal for night time reading. Consider other lighting detailing such as LED lighting that can be dimmed and colours changed for setting a different mood.
HINT – stay away from blue toned lights, including bright white lights, as these are known to stimulate the brain, not what you want late at night…
The bedroom is everything to a child – the place to sleep and play, and a retreat. Creating different zones can be helpful in zoning certain areas. As well as plenty of floor space for play, create a chill-out zone complete with a tepee, large floor cushions and throws and softer lighting.
HINT – redesigning your child’s bedroom may not always be the easiest thing to do but with versatile furniture and clever accessories and detailing, it’ll be a space they want to use.