Your kid’s bedroom is much more than just a place to sleep. It’s a place where adventures abound, heroes and magical creatures roam, and dreams come true. It is a wonderland with new quests waiting to be uncovered, day or night.
Children always have active imaginations and their bedrooms are the perfect havens to let out their creativity. This is their own personal space where their imaginative worlds come to life. They can invite their friends to their rooms and while the day away, lost in their own little worlds. This can build their self-esteem, give them a sense of identity and provide an outlet for their excess energy.
If your little hero has a big imagination, then it is up to you to indulge their play by making their bedroom a fun and inspiring space. Kitting out your kid’s room needn’t be an expensive affair. You don’t even have to knock down a wall to get more space. With the aid of a few DIY projects and some elbow grease, you can create a room your kid will be proud to own.
Creating a Fun and Functional Bedroom
One of the easiest ways to spruce up a child’s bedroom is by playing around with colors and prints. Don’t be afraid to go for bold and bright hues on the bedding, walls and furniture. If you are at a complete loss as to what to do, try picking a theme for the room and base your décor on that. Feel free to draw inspiration from your kid’s favorite superheroes, sports teams or cartoon characters. Once you settle on a particular theme, select a complementary color palette to make the room stand out.
Bare walls give you a blank canvas to work with. You can opt for wallpaper that blends with the room’s theme or you can add colorful wall art to make the space really pop. If you are feeling more creative, paint a wall mural with the help of your child. Alternatively, you can help them frame and hang up posters of their beloved heroes and icons. For a more personalized touch, encourage them to put up their own artwork pieces.
It is also a good idea to make sure that the room gets enough light and ventilation. By installing plantation shutters on the windows, you will ensure that the bedroom remains cool and airy in summer, and warm and cozy during cold months. Window shutters are a perfect choice since they can be painted or otherwise customized to blend in with the rest of the room’s décor.
The bed shouldn’t be neglected either. Adorn it with a duvet or comforter in your child’s favorite colors and match the sheets and pillowcases. Don’t forget to add small touches such as unusual knobs on drawers or superhero bedside lamps to spruce up the room.
Transforming your child’s bedroom can be a fun project for both of you, providing plenty of time for you to bond. Seek your kid’s approval and input every step of the way to ensure that the room is in line with their unique tastes.