Friday, February 7, 2014
Make your kid’s room design worth the investment with heirloom-worthy pieces and flexible accents.
Decorating a child’s room is a delicate balance between considering their current interests and creating an investment-worthy space he or she can grow with.
This is especially true for parents with pre-teen children - this is an awkward phase between childhood and adulthood, making for more difficult decorating decisions.
However, the key to decorating a growing child’s room is choosing investment pieces and using creative ways to add a youthful vibe without sacrificing flexibility.
Choosing a bed
In any bedroom, the bed is the principal piece of furniture.
While kid-sized beds with childlike designs may seem like a suitable option, it is best to choose a bed that can adapt with your child’s changing needs. Opt for a full-sized bed that is durable and heirloom-worthy. This may be more expensive, but you’re sure to get your money’s worth in the long run.
If you’re decorating a nursery, shop for a crib that transforms into a bed.
Storage is an all-important feature in any room. In a kid’s bedroom, flexibility is key when it comes to storage options.
Choose flexible closet systems with adjustable racks and shelves to adapt to your child’s height as he or she grows.
Don’t forget to incorporate storage for toys as well. Colorful plastic bins are durable and fun. You may also color-code the bins for different types of toys.
Color and design
Color choices for children’s bedrooms often include pastel pink for girls and baby blue for boys, but, with so many colors on the shelves, you can afford to be different.
Rich hues such as fuchsia pink and royal blue are great options that your child may appreciate as his or her color preferences mature.
Fun bedroom designs often revolve around common childhood interests such as cars and dolls, as well as favorite cartoon characters.
Introduce these themes as accent pieces or temporary design features for long-term flexibility. Opt for easy-peel wall decals and cute throw pillows that can be easily removed or changed to more grown-up designs.