If your child is now of the age where they no longer require a cot then you may be getting ready to do some DIY. Changing your child’s bedroom is a huge step in them growing up and you may even be giving them options of what they want. Try to create a room that your child will enjoy being in. Decorate it with things your child loves, this could be their favourite colour or character from a television show. If you have never created a big girl or boy room before then look at the article below for more inspiration.
One of the first things you will need to figure out is the colour scheme you are going to use throughout the bedroom. You don’t always have to choose the same colour for all the walls, you might decide to create a feature wall. This is one wall that is different from all the others, it could be wallpapered or contain wall art. If your child is old enough to know their colours or they have a favourite one then this might be the best one to go for. Be aware of colour psychology when choosing the wall or wallpaper for your child’s room. You don’t want anything too bright that will affect their behaviour or sleep.
Think about how you are going to decorate the walls once they have been painted or wallpapered. You can get some beautiful wall art or decals that stick to the wall. These could be anything from your child’s name to a famous quote or nursery rhyme. You could also add some photo frames with pictures of family members so your child always has someone they recognise.
Something else to think about is the type of flooring you are going to use in your child’s new bedroom. You may be keeping the flooring as it is if it doesn’t need to be changed. However, if you think the flooring needs an upgrade then you could choose from hardwood floor or carpet. The key here is to choose the flooring that will last a long while and not get too damaged when your child is playing. The best option for flooring when you have children is hardwood as it is incredibly easy to clean and manage. All it needs is the occasional brush, mop, and steam to keep it clean and germ-free. The only downside to hardwood flooring is the harshness in winter, it can become quite cold. You can get around this by adding a rug to your child’s room. If you do want carpet, make sure you get a good quality one. You can even get antibacterial carpets these days that are clean and hypoallergenic.
You will need to think about which furniture you are going to put in your child’s new bedroom. They will need a bed and if you are getting a big kid bed then they could let your child decide which one they would like. You can get furniture sets for kids’ bedrooms which not only match but also save you some money in the process. You will usually receive a bed, wardrobe, and chest of drawers that will give you plenty of storage space for their clothes and belongings. Make sure that you attach their furniture to the wall, you will find a kit to help you with this in any furniture that you buy. It is designed to keep your child safe when they are playing or sleeping in their room. You can also occasionally invest in a toy box or two that will match the bedroom set, this will give your child extra space for their toys.
When it comes to creating a warm, cosy bedroom it all comes down to the accessories that you put in there. These could be cushions and throws that match the bed covers or wall pattern. You will also need to decide what you are going to put up at the windows, you have the option of blinds or curtains. There are, of course, pros and cons to each of these options. If you are after something that will completely block out the sunlight on late summer evenings then you will need to ensure they are blackout. If you can’t find anything that you or your child like the look of then you could make them yourself. Take a look at something like fabric design treasures to get your hands on some amazing fabric.
We hope you found this article helpful and that it gave you many ideas for how to make your child a room they will love and have fond memories of when growing up.