Here are a few of our most affective tips for creating a children’s room that can grow with your child…
A color that is half child half adult
One of the biggest mistakes parents make when it comes to creating a children’s room, is that they color the walls and the furniture of that room in extreme childish. While it’s important to keep your child’s preferences in mind when decorating their room, you should remember that you are the adult here. If she or he has a strong liking for a particular color, then it’s perfectly alright to color their room and decorate using that color as a theme. however, use a slightly muted “adult” shade so it can eventually be converted into a teenager’s room without having to redecorate the entire room.
Be smart about your decorations
If your children are sharing a room, then as they grow, they might feel like they are lacking their privacy. Having a “dressing room” in the corner of the room, not only will be useful to them as they grow, but it will also serve as “decoration” for the time being. Instead of having “ornaments” that will only be “dust collectors” have a few toys that can be turned into decorations. let your child know that they can play with it; but they need to replace it back to where they took it from. If plan on having a seating area for your child’s room, consider having throw pillows instead of cheap sofas. It can be an effective seating arrangement and be considered decoration as well.
Furniture that can grow
It’s important that you are smart about your choices when it comes to Kids furniture. Make sure it has multi purposes; like a sofa that can convert into a pull out bed; incase they have friends staying over. It’s also important that you choose bed designs that are not too childishso think twice before buying that bed shaped like a car. While they might enjoy sleeping on it for a while, once they grow up, you will only have to replace that bed with a more adult like model. This is definitely an additional cost for you.
Play area to reading spot
Allocate specific areas in their room for specific task. For example, you could have a corner dedicated for studying; where their table, school things and bookshelves will be. Like wise, you can also have a corner dedicated for playing; with their toy baskets placed close by. It’s important that you stress on the importance of replacing the things back their allocated space; reducing clutter in general. If your child’s room has a brightly lit window, then it could easily be converted into a reading spot. This is especially a great idea if you want to encourage them to read more often.