As children grow and get older they develop more of a distinct personality and what they enjoy changes. They feel the need to express themselves and one way they can do that is through their bedroom and the decorations in the room. There are many different bedroom ideas and each child has different tastes and enjoyments that they will want to show through their bedroom and the things that are in it.
First of all, affordability is key. Scouring through thrift shops and garage sales is a great idea to find things to put in your child’s bedroom because they won’t care what it cost and it is a great way to save money. When buying online, looking for coupons or promotional codes is a great idea to help save money. Here are some different ideas for children’s bedrooms.
Find Out Your Child’s Interests
Find out your child’s interests and utilize them in the creation of the room. Is your child a boy or girl? What is their age? These are important questions to ask when deciding on ideas for their bedroom. Do they like princesses, trucks, teddy bears? Get to know your child through the decoration of their room and discover what they like. Incorporate their interests into their room. There are many different ways to do this. Paint your child’s walls their favourite colour. Walls can easily be painted over as the child’s interests change but it could also be a good idea to go with a neutral colour or a colour that the child will like when they are older so that the bedroom won’t have to constantly be repainted.
Get the Child’s Input
Since it is your child’s room, it is essential that your child has a say in the different ideas for their bedroom. Since taking young children out to different stores can be exhausting, another option is the internet. It is a much easier way to shop especially with small children. If you don’t have a specific website in mind, you can use your search engine to look up children’s bedroom ideas for inspiration. Once your child has a good idea in mind of how they want their room, or even if they don’t, then use your search engine to look up websites that sell children’s bedroom decorations and supplies in your price range. Having your child next to you as your browse the internet is a good way for them to have input in how their room is going to be designed.
Girl’s Bedroom Ideas
Girls and boys can sometimes have very different ideas of what they want their bedrooms to look like. Many girls want rooms with butterflies and princesses while boys may want trucks and dinosaurs. Discover your child’s interests and implement them into the design of the room. If your daughter loves princesses then a possibility could be to buy a bed that looks like a castle. Many different versions of these are sold online. Walls can have murals painted on them for wall decals to add to the theme of the bedroom.
Boy’s Bedroom Ideas
Boys usually don’t spend too much time considering what their bedrooms should look like. Girls are more interested in that than boys so boys don’t usually care what their rooms look like. Some may, but many do not. This could possibly give room for the parent’s input as well. For boys, find out what they like then create a theme for the room. Do they love Sesame Street? Trucks? Once you figure that out then choose a theme and go with that from there. A good way to keep the bedroom clean is to have shelves that can keep the toys off the floor and still display them. This gives the children easy access to the toys and can help show the theme of the room. Children are very proud of their accomplishments so hanging up their artwork or good grades can be a great way to personalize the room and raise self-esteem. Hanging up old jerseys or medals is a great idea as well. There are beds in the shape of race cars and many other things that boys enjoy. These can be bought in stores but it can sometimes be easier to buy online and have it shipped to you.
Children’s bedrooms are a reflection of themselves and their interests. Framing the theme around things your child enjoys makes the room more enjoyable for them than if the parent did all the decorating how they wanted. Shopping for decorations with a young child can be difficult so shopping online is a better option. Your child can join you in the search for their room theme and ideas and decorations and it can also be a bonding experience.
It is important to make at least one aspect of the room creative and different than other children’s rooms so that your child will feel special and that their room is unique. Some examples of this could be to paint a mural on your child’s wall of their favourite things or even to do that with your child and have them paint the mural. There is furniture sold as castles, cars, and many other fun things that could possibly encourage children at bedtime and even make cleaning their room more enjoyable. Safety is also an essential part of children’s bedrooms. If the child is very young or prone to move in their sleep then bunk-beds are not a good idea at all. Create space or shelves for storing their toys and other belongings.
Another important thing to remember is that children’s tastes and the things they like change very quickly. So before spending hundreds of dollars on expensive room decorations look in thrift stores or online for better deals. Create the room so redecorating is simple and easy and think about if your child would be happy with the room in a year from now. There are thousands of children’s bedroom ideas but one thing to always remember is to make the room about the child and what the enjoy and everyone will be satisfied.