Give Your Child The Bedroom They’ve Always Wanted In 3 Simple Steps

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For a child, their bedroom isn’t just the place in which they go to sleep at night; It is also their sanctuary and their play den. You want your child to feel comfortable in their bedroom and for it to be practical, but at the same time, they just want it to look cool. It is relatively simple to find a happy medium and give your child the bedroom that they’ve always wanted, and here’s how:

  1. What’s Their Favorite Color?

The first place you want to start is always the color scheme. Ask your child what their favorite color is if you don’t already know, and then plan how to incorporate this color into their bedroom. The walls are the most obvious place, as is the carpet, and their duvet. If your child’s favorite color is something garish or really dark, like yellow or black, you may want to avoid painting the room this color, but that doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate it somehow. Wall decals, and furniture, and even curtains would work well, as long as they didn’t clash with the rest of the room.

  1. Feature Their Favorites

If your child has a favorite tv show, film, or book, why not find a way to incorporate this into their bedroom? You don’t necessarily need an interior design company to design and paint a great feature wall. Print out outlines of characters or objects from the show, book, or film and cut them out to use as stencils to paint on the wall. If this is too tricky, then there are lots of wall murals online, that are incredibly easy to put up. Also ensure that any cuddly toys or posters they have are on display, to really tie the room together.

  1. Make It Fun

As mentioned before, your child sees their bedroom not only as a place to sleep, but also a place to play, so you need to make it fun for them. Their bed is a great place to start, as it is the main piece of furniture in the room. Children often find high sleeper beds cool, especially if they have a slide or a fireman’s pole attached to them, so that might be something to consider. Your child will then be able to use the area underneath the bed as a little hideaway or a den, and could even sleep in it if they had a friend stop over. If your child is particularly creative, then consider having a wall painted with chalkboard paint instead of a feature wall. Then they would be able to have whatever it was that they wanted to decorate that wall of their bedroom at any time.

Giving your child the bedroom they have always wanted often seems like an impossible task, but it doesn’t have to be. As long as they have a few fun and cool things in their room to show off to their friends, they will be happy with whatever you decide to do.

Cheap Ways to Revamp a Child’s Bedroom

Children typically spend far more time in their bedroom than adults do. A child’s bedroom has to serve as a playroom, homework room, and space to entertain their friends, as well as being where kids sleep. Many kids also have to share a room with a sibling, which makes the job of decorating it even more difficult.

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New Bedding

There are many cheap and cheerful ways to revamp a child’s bedroom, but the simplest is to buy them some new bedding (click here for inspiration). A change of bedding will transform a child’s bedroom in super quick time. Look for character duvet covers – Frozen for girls and Marvel Superheroes for boys are always a good choice.

Paint a Mural

Are you the artistic type? If so, why not spend a few hours painting a mural in your child’s room. The design does not have to be super complicated. A simple tree with a few birds and flowers will work perfectly well. Alternatively, look for large decals to stick on the wall, or cut out your child’s favourite comic book characters and paste them on to the wall.

Photo Montage

A wall of photos is a nice touch in a child’s room. Spend a few hours with your child selecting their favourite photos of family, pets, and friends. Next, buy a selection of cheap photo frames. Using match pots in a variety of colours, paint each frame. Fill the frames with photos and hang in montage on the wall. Your child will love his or her own photo gallery.

Art Gallery

Children’s artwork looks great when printed on to canvas. The process is easy to do – simply take a digital image of the finished piece of artwork and have it printed on to canvas. You can also have your child’s digital photos printed in the same way. Your child’s bedroom will soon be full of masterpieces.

Wall and Floor Prints

Use simple block printing techniques to decorate walls, floors and furniture. Cut out simple motifs from half-potatoes and dab them in acrylic paint. You can also use hands or feet to create prints, but be warned, this is super messy.

Textile Crazy

It is easy to make simple textiles for a child’s bedroom. Rag rugs require no skill whatsoever and if you have a couple of old flannel sheets, you have most of the materials you need to get started. Alternatively, why not have a go at making some simple tab top curtains or a roman blind. There are lots of online tutorials, so you don’t need any previous experience.

Paint the Furniture

It costs money to replace old furniture, so give yours a new lease of life with some paint. Use milk paint or chalk paint, as they are both non-toxic and safe to use in a child’s bedroom. You can create some amazing paint effects with milk paint and chalk paint, so start experimenting.

Don’t spend a fortune on new furniture for your child’s bedroom when it costs very little to revamp what you already have.


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