Tips for painting and decorating your kids’ bedroom

Does your teen or younger child’s bedroom need a makeover?  OJust like adults, kids want a comfortable, functional bedroom that’s a pleasure to retreat to at the end of the day. Here are some interesting colour and decorating ideas to help you along the along the way.

1. Wall Decals

Peel-and-stick decals are a perfect way to decorate the walls in your child’s bedroom, especially if you rent and can’t paint. Use decals as part of an overall scheme — as in the above room with a cute woodland motif — or just as a fun extra on plain, white walls. Make it more fun by having your kid pick out the decals and place them in position. You can find wall decals in just about any theme imaginable.

As your child grows older, or simply tires of the theme, it’s easy to remove the decals and replace them with something else.

 

2. Get In the Study Zone

Once your child is old enough to have regular homework and study time, he or she needs an area designed for focused schoolwork and another area to relax and daydream.

You don’t need anything elaborate — a simple desk and adjustable chair is enough for homework time.

 

3. Use Open Shelves

Young kids and mess often go together, but you can encourage and make organisation easier by providing plenty of open shelves with bins or baskets to keep toys and games contained.

This makes it easy to access belongings, and most importantly, makes it easy to see where each toy goes when playtime is over for the day. Keep things of a nature together in separate bins and work with your child until he knows the system.

 

4. Shared, but Not Alike

Don’t automatically assume that a shared bedroom means matching bedding, or even matching furniture. While some children enjoy having a symmetrical room, others prefer to set a more individual style.

If that’s the case with your kids, let each pick out their own bedding, bedside lamp, side colour and artwork to hang over their side of the room.

5. Shared but a Little Divided

If your kids share a room, but don’t always share the same viewpoint, ward off potential squabbles – or cut down on nighttime chatter after lights-out – with a divider between the beds.

A colorful curtain on a ceiling-mounted rod works well, as in this bedroom, or set up something more solid by placing a bookcase, dresser or shelving unit between the beds.

6. Bunk It

One of the most popular solutions for small, shared bedrooms is bunk beds. Most kids love them, although you might need set up a rotating schedule if arguments on who gets to sleep in the coveted top bunk become heated.

Make sure your kids are clear on safety rules – no pushing the bottom bunk out of its frame from underneath, no climbing up the side of the bed instead of the ladder and no roughhousing on the top bunk.

 

7. Children’s Closet.

Every closet needs organization, but in a kid’s closet, you need to bring it down to their level. Provide hanging rods that are low enough so your son or daughter can easily reach the hangers, shelves for larger items and drawers for socks, underwear and accessories.

Label each drawer, if necessary, to make it easier for your child to remember what goes where, and provide a small footstool so he can reach items on shelves without a climb.

8. Follow Their Interests

Most kids have a passion for something: space, insects, the colour pink, Hello Kitty or a popular cartoon character. If possible, work your child’s favourite subject into the bedroom’s theme.

It doesn’t take much – a few wall decals and a comforter are enough to set a theme and delight your child. When you keep it simple, it’s easy to modify the room’s style as your son or daughter matures.

Childhood is so fleeting – before you know it, your child will be grown and gone. Make the most of those precious childhood years while you still have them, and don’t sweat the small stuff. Have fun decorating your child’s bedroom, and make sure to let them have a say on the colors, theme and furnishings.

Here are more interesting kids’ room ideas you would like.

Here are some beautiful nursery ideas for new and intending mums.

 

About the author

 



Hello! I’m a mum of two and when i’m not chasing my babies out of closets and round the house, i am sipping tea, researching and writing articles. I am a lawyer, freelance writer and blogger  and you can find some of my interesting hacks at Lifehack

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