Over the years, the children’s bedrooms are the area of the house that will no doubt require the most redecorating. And they do require a lot of tailoring to meet specific needs and tastes. Plus, they need to be safe and practical too.
If you’re ready to redecorate your child’s bedroom and need a few fresh and fun ideas, these suggestions could help:
Decorate with calming colours
Children just love bright colours. But they don’t always suit a child’s bedroom as they can prevent a good night’s sleep. So, picking calming colours can be a good idea and they don’t have to be boring. Blues and greens are great colours to use. And purple is another good calming colour. Browns and black are also calming, but you will need to use these in a more creative way.
As nature also has a calming effect, you could use greens and brown to paint a tree on the wall. And if you’re thinking that black is impossible to use in a children’s bedroom, how about a chalkboard wall? Or even a space inspired ceiling?
Don’t worry if all this sounds a bit complex, you can always hire trades to do it for you. You can keep costs down by buying the paint yourself and making sure you have a clear plan of your requirements. And compare painter and decorators day rates first.
Use zoning for play and sleep
Zoning areas of your child’s bedroom is another great idea to think about when redecorating. Having clearly set out areas for sleep and play will allow space for creative play and learning but also keep the bed for sleep time. Keeping the area around the bed free from clutter and distractions.
The zone for play will need some handy storage to keep things neat and organised, so it doesn’t encroach on the bedspace. A play table with storage could be useful and fun.
Create some adaptable lighting
Getting the lighting right in your child’s bedroom is another important factor. It can help with sleep whilst creating a nice cosy atmosphere and the feeling of security. And of course, it can also be fun. So, it’s worth having some flexible options in the room.
Natural light is important in a bedroom, but it can also prevent sleep. Blinds can sometimes rustle, and curtains don’t always block out enough light during the summer. So, blackout curtains could work well. They don’t have to be black of course, these come in lots of designs.
Using a combination of artificial lighting is a good idea too. Dimmer switches give you more control, so you can lower the lighting slowly. And choosing bulbs that mimic sunlight, rather than harsh fluorescent lights are great too. Finally, nightlights and light shades are ideal for bringing in a fun, friendly aspect.
Read another of my child’s bedroom redecorating posts.
Great tips. I really need to make a start on the boys rooms, they are desperate for a coat of paint.
We have a storage unit very similar to the one here. They are great for storing lego and small toys like Superzings and so on. x