I have another guest post to share with you today, all about top tips for decorating kids rooms. I am actually thinking again about rearranging and redecorating the boys rooms, although we did it not so long ago. You can see the budget room make over I did for the older boys’ room last year
Now I’m thinking to shift the children around with Mr Z having his own room and the younger two sharing instead so that he could keep his older toys separate and away from his little brothers. Although Mr Z and Mr T are actually closer in age (17 months age gap), Mr T and Mr R (19 months gap) seem to be more similar in their interests so it may work out better we will have to see.
I’m always looking for more tips as it always helps to be prepared, and I may be prone to forgetting some of the obvious things – like mentioned below: Furniture at child height. For some ridiculous reason I had shelves put in very high up in Mr Z’s room and I have to get books down for him all the time! Although this one does have to be weighed up against things being too easy for toddlers to reach and access, so there’s a balance to strike with the different age groups…
Over to my guest poster Sue with the tips:
4 Top Tips for Decorating Kids Rooms
Getting a room ready for a young child needs a bit of planning and forethought, so just follow this plan and your room will be ready for your little one to grow and play in no time. We have thought of all the possible needs of a parent
and their child, but if we’ve missed anything out then do let us know in the comments.
Everyone remembers their childhood bedroom and how such a small space seemed like an endless kingdom of play and exploration.
Here’s how to decorate your kids room:
Choose furniture at your child’s height
This one is a no-brainer really. Try to keep tables, chairs, and storage like shelves and coat hangers at a height where a child can reach. This will get your child doing things independently by themselves and prevent any accidents caused by
trying to reach objects that are teetering up on higher places. It will also leave the room tidier. You might need to adjust the height of furniture and shelving when your child grows older but this can be done without too much difficulty if
you choose shelves with adjustable shelving height, etcetera.
Install a display area
Here’s a really great tip to encourage your child in learning and creativity. You can buy sheet metal and install a magnetic display space anywhere you like. Magnets are safer for children than corkboard pins and they can change and adjust the display themselves. The kids painting, writing and home-made cards will look fantastic displayed in their room.
It is advisable not to choose halogen lighting for child’s room as these lights emit lots of heat. You don’t want your little one to get burnt fingers! If you install wall lighting, make sure that its high up off the ground so that there is no danger of
your child coming into contact with it. Block off any wall sockets with heavy furniture. With very young children, one ambient light in the room is good enough, so perhaps make that light adjustable for nap time and bedtime? For the
older ones that need special lighting for homework, check out a stylish hanging lamp:
Like this one from Lamp Commerce
Think about using a palette of colours rather than getting the room painted in a single colour (people who are thinking of creating all pink or all blue rooms, we’re looking at you!) You can choose colours that represent the sun, sea and the sky, or all the colours in a Neapolitan ice cream. Go in to paint store and tell them your idea and they will help you pick out the colours for you.
Don’t be afraid to ask your kids for their preferences–your little ones might have some great ideas already. Get them to think about what they need from their room and get them invested in thinking that the best way to use it and keep it tidy. If they love to write, then give them a desk with lots of light. If they love sports, then help them to create a fantastic display of their favourite sporting hero posters.
Above all, get ready to have a lot of fun!
If you’re interested in Kid’s room ideas, have a look at my Pinterest board for Kids bedrooms and playrooms here and follow along!
Are there any tips you would add? Let me know in the comments!
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