How To Create A Fun, Practical Children’s Bedroom

April 22, 2018 2 min read

How To Create A Fun, Practical Children’s Bedroom



Kids are no different than adults when it comes to their bedroom. They want a place that reflects who they are and a space that makes them feel comfortable. Instead of focusing on trends, here are a few ways you can create a fun, practical children’s bedroom that adapts as your child grows.

 

Choose Simple Furniture

Your son may love Batman and your daughter may want to have a bed like Anna in Frozen, but it doesn’t make much sense buying furniture based on movies or cartoons. As your child ages, the thrill dissipates and they won’t like their bedroom anymore. This doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy their favorite characters or movies in their bedroom. You can add them in much less expensive ways. Buy simple furniture - it offers flexibility as your child grows.

 

Discover Their Passion

Perhaps you already know what your child loves, but it never hurts to ask them. You might think you know what they want, but they could also surprise you. Perhaps they want a space bedroom or pink polka dots. They could love the look of vintage items or the drama of black bedding and LED lights. Let them have some input and then decide how you’ll incorporate their ideas into your scheme.

 

Choose Plain, Easy Care Bedding

Fads change quickly and unless you want to buy a trendy, pricey comforter every time something new appears it’s much more practical to buy plain bedding. Create a room that you can change easily as they grow, not one that goes out of style quickly. For instance, this Vilano Springs lightweight alternate down comforter comes in black, white, and many vibrant colors. Its machine washable and you can tumble dry it on low. Add matching sheets or contrasting ones if you want to have fun.

 

Add Accessories

If your child simply must have a theme bedroom, it costs much less to buy a few Star Wars pillows or a Hello Kitty lamp than over-priced cartoon or movie furniture or bedding. Buy huge removable peel and stick wall decals and a theme rug for a fraction of the cost. When their tastes change, switch accessories.

 

Use Paint Creatively

Choosing plain bedding allows you to use almost any color on the walls or furniture. Bright pastels work well for younger children, while more neutral tones add a sophisticated touch for older children. Don’t be afraid to add wallpaper or a deep color on one wall for interest and variety.

 

Plenty of Storage

Kids have stuff, and plenty of it. Open shelving with large baskets work well to organize toys and games and they look good too. Add a closet organizer and set it up so they can reach the rods and shelves. Reserve the highest areas for seasonal or seldom used items. You may need to buy a small step stool too.

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You don’t need to spend a fortune to create a special bedroom for your child. By sticking to basic bedding and furniture, you have the freedom to do what you will with accessories. It saves money and allows for limitless creativity too, so have fun!



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