Decorating a room can be fun and rewarding. However, it can also be tricky, especially if you’re doing the decorating for probably the harshest judges there are: your kids! Because of that, we’ve put together this little guide on the best ways to go about decorating the perfect room for your little ones.
Teaching your children to keep things tidy is the aim of almost any parent, which is why it’s important that you arrange storage in such as way that they’re able to easily reach it. Closet storage, racks and benches will all get far more use if they’re at the child’s height!
Decorate the walls.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from decorating, it’s this: kids don’t want plain, elegant walls. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways in which you can keep the walls interesting without making permanent marks. Removable transfers are ideal, offering an affordable and versatile way to brighten things up. What’s more, they can be easily removed if your little one gets bored of them six months later!
Give them a hobby space.
Whatever hobbies your kids do to pass the time, you should allow for some space in their room to accommodate it. If they like writing or drawing, then install a small desk for them to use. If they’re sporty, then make room for their boots, kit, etc. If they’re a musician, consider some wall hangers for their gear. (Unless they’re a drummer, in which case – soundproof the place!).
Get them involved.
we’re not suggesting that you get your six year old involved in the intricate details of pebble-dashing, their room should reflect their own personality, and the best way to achieve this is to make sure that they make some decisions. The best way to do this is to allow them to choose the aspects of the room that are easily changeable, such as the sheets and the curtains.
Make room for your own storage!
Whilst child-high storage should be employed as noted above, it’s also important to ensure that you put in some extra storage to allow for all the other things that kids have – after all, young ones do tend to rack up the possessions. Ensure there’s more than enough storage space to allow you to tidy up all the things not being used.
This article was written in association with Essex painters & decoratorsGB Decorating.
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