Children's Bedroom

by Karen Bates
(last updated March 9, 2015)

The decorations in a room say a lot about the person who lives there. Colors, decor styles, accents, and your choice of furniture all show your unique personality.

This idea is the same for a child's bedroom. Kids love to express themselves though their room's decorations, and letting them have a say in how their space looks can help them feel more comfortable.

If you need ideas for setting up a room where children will stay, be sure to consider these things to help you make the best choices:

  • First, come up with a color scheme. These are the colors you will use to paint walls as well as decorate the rest of the room with. You could use the child's favorite colors, or use a theme for inspiration. Remember that the colors you choose for a room can have an impact on your child—they can be distracting, calming, overwhelming, or energizing. It's best to choose colors that will positively influence your child. If you are unsure, just pick a neutral color like tan or white and use accent colors to add interest.
  • Next you'll need to think about furniture. When making this choice, consider the size of the room, if it will be shared with another child, how many pieces of furniture you'll need, and what style you want. If the room is small, you will need to get creative with situating the furniture, and if the room is going to be shared you might need to think about setting up bunk beds.
  • Organization is important to a child's room. It can be difficult to get a child to put toys away and keep a room clean, so you might want to implement a simple system of organization in the room to encourage him or her. Use cubbies or low shelves for housing toys, books, and other objects. Place bins, baskets, or boxes on the shelves to hold different kinds of things.
  • Do you want the room to look fun without needing to repaint everything? Consider framed pictures and posters or peel and stick wall decor to change the look of a room. You can let the child pick his or her own wall decorations to create a unique and personalized look.
  • Accessories like rugs, pillows, drapes, bedding, and more can help you build on a theme in the room. Don't underestimate the power of a few simple decorations—they can really add interest to an area.

Decorating a children's bedroom can be a fun experience. Let the child help come up with decorating ideas and he or she will love this new living space.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

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