Monday, May 12, 2014
Home design is not just for grown-ups. Creating a fun and functional bedroom for your child can make for a personal space he can truly enjoy and cherish.
When it comes to decorating a little boy’s room, you can explore different and interesting themes and styles.
Here are four inspiring tips…
As one of the most dominant design elements in any room, color imparts a particular mood or ambiance. Darker hues evoke a moody atmosphere, whereas light colors are more uplifting and provide a more airy feel.
The go-to color for a boy’s bedroom is blue, but there are many shades and tones of blue to choose from. Baby blues work well for a young boy’s bedroom, while a teenager may appreciate a deeper blue. Don’t feel limited to using a blue either.
Involve your child in the decorating process. Ask what his favorite color is. Greens and yellows can also offer a bright and cheery bedroom ambiance. For a subtler use of color, you may also opt to use color as an accent.
Kids may enjoy a themed bedroom, particularly if your child is still young. Popular options include car and jungle themes. Try to incorporate your child’s interests into the theme. Favorite cartoon characters are also fun themes to use in a boy’s bedroom.
For a long-lasting bedroom design, keep your themed design elements temporary. Instead of buying a car-inspired bed or using cartoon-themed wallpapers, use wall decals or throw pillows instead. This makes it easy to change the design once your kid has outgrown the theme.
Bedroom layouts are usually straightforward. The bed is the focal point at the center of the room, with one or two night tables flanking it. Study or play areas can be on one side, while closets and other storage systems are on the side.
When it comes to young kids, it’s important to establish separate areas for rest and play, so as to encourage good sleeping habits and discipline.
4. Furniture and storage
Opt for furniture and storage that can stand the test of time. Pick out a regular-sized bed, so you won’t have to change a small bed to a regular one just three years down the line. Flexible storage is also great for a child’s bedroom. Smaller kids have a lower reachable height, so keeping shelves low is a must. Opt for adjustable shelves, so you can simply re-adjust the shelf heights when your child grows taller.