When it comes to decorating your child’s bedroom, there is so much choice out there, but i always think of children’s bedrooms to be bright and airy with playful details to add colour and warmth, but it can prove tricky to get it right. Try not to see it as a chore, this is your chance to have some fun with your imagination!
One important factor when decorating their bedroom is the flooring and which type do you go for with so much choice out there from carpet to laminate. The cost of installing new flooring will depend on the floor material you choose, the size of the room, and who you choose to lay the flooring. In most cases, the average cost of new flooring will be between £400 and £1000.
Whether you are decorating for a baby, toddler or teenager, you can really let your imagination run wild with furniture and decor to create the bedroom of their dreams. If you are short on floor space, consider wardrobes which incorporate shelves and drawers. Invest in a full-size single bed as these will last for years while your child continues to grow.
Do you choose wallpaper or paint? When choosing paint, ensure they do not give off fumes (low VOC), durable paints are the most sought after. For a finish that is more resistant to scuffs and marks, go for paints that can be easily wiped clean. Do bear in mind however when choosing the colour for the bedroom, the darker the colour, the more coats you will require when it comes to a colour swap in the future. On the other hand, when choosing pale colours, marks and scuffs will easily show.
Wallpaper is a great choice but be careful with big bold prints as you won’t need to cover all walls with it as it may look overbearing. Instead choose a feature wall and leave the remaining walls plain. Geometric wallpaper is very hot right now, so you don’t need to stick to your typical children’s wallpaper.
Another alternative is murals, these are very eye catching and can be of animals, maps, space and car themes to name but a few.
If you are working to a budget, then here’s a few ideas that won’t break the bank!
• Paint the room white, this makes the room look bigger and brighter
• Hang pictures on the wall to add colour
• Add themed lamps of their favourite cartoon character
• Rearrange the furniture and add a rug to the floor for any soft landings!
• Add baskets for storage
• Change the door handles on wardrobes and draws