Setting up your child’s bedroom can be a little overwhelming. You want it to be perfect, but you do not want it to be too much. You want it to be simple, yet you also want it to be a unique, playful, and functional space for your child. You want it to be his or her haven until their teenage years.
Here is a quick guide to setting up and decorating your child’s bedroom:
1. Choose the right wallpaper.
You can instantly transform a room with the right wallpaper. Wallpaper can give your child’s room instant color and life. With the right color and design, you can inspire the minds of your child and encourage their imagination. The wallpaper of their room becomes the backdrop for an adventure and exploration.
There are many types of wallpaper: decal wallpaper, textured wallpaper, and wallpaper murals. You can mix and match them in the room, depending on the theme that you want to achieve. One side can have colorful murals, while one wall can be colored plain but with decals of your child’s favorite characters and animals. You can add lovely patterns and textures using wallpaper. Be playful and fun, but do not go overboard. You would still want the room to be relaxing for your child.
You can apply color psychology when choosing the colors for your wallpaper. You might be wondering why preschools are colored almost the same way or why nurseries are soft pink and baby blue. Nurseries are colored in soft hues to calm and soothe your baby, while the red and other bold colors that you see in preschools are stimulating for kids.
2. Get the right storage.
Kids have lots of stuff. They probably have more things than the adults in your home, and that’s partly your fault. Kids have lots of toys. From board games, action figures, puzzles, Lego bricks, books, and lots and lots of clothes, you need ample storage to make your kid’s room neat and clutter-free. Wall hooks, wall-mounted shelves, built-in closets, and under the bed storage are great options. They can keep your kid’s room clutter-free even for a few minutes or while they are asleep. It will also make it easier for you and your kid to look for something when his or her belongings are organized.
Multi-functional storage can work well in children’s rooms. You can have storage benches customized and built-in. They can serve as sitting areas while at the same time, you can use them as storage for their shoes, seasonal clothes, bags, and old toys. They will be able to use these alternative storage options even when they grow older.
3. Set up a study area.
If your kids are going to school, they must have a place or personal work area to study. It can be a place where they can color, draw, or build some crafts. They can also use the place to do their assignments. If your kids have online classes, it will be the perfect place where they can set up their computers to attend class. Adults are not the only ones who need a comfortable and conducive workspace. Kids do, too. This will encourage them to be more responsible, creative, and mature with their tasks and responsibilities. Set up a corner with a desk, a comfortable chair with adjustable height, and some hanging shelves.
4. Design it to your kid’s taste.
No matter what you have seen in your Instagram or Pinterest feeds, remember that you are setting up your child’s room. You must organize it according to your child’s taste. Does your kid love dinosaurs? Then put some dino decals on the walls. Does your little girl love unicorns? Then put some unicorn details in the room. Do not force what you think is cute or social-media worthy. Just do not make these details permanent so that they can remove it later on when they have become older and their tastes have changed and matured.
5. Make it cozy and homey.
Make sure that the bed is comfortable and soft. Your child’s comfort is a priority. You want your child to have a good night’s sleep to recharge their growing bodies. They will come here when they are tired after a day of school or playing. Everyone needs a safe space where they can get away and be comfortable.
6. Create a child-friendly space.
Design the room with your child in mind. How tall is your child? The furniture and fixtures must be chosen according to your child’s age, built, and height. Use low bins and opens shelves that a child can easily reach. Keep electric wires out of sight. Electric outlets must be covered when they are not used. Leave open spaces for free and easy movement, and do not keep the room cluttered with too many things.
Overall, setting up your child’s room seems overwhelming, but having a plan can make the process easier.