How To Create an Age Appropriate Bedroom For Kids

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July 31, 2017 Apartment Living

Whether you have a baby, a growing child or teen, their bedrooms have different requirements and functionality and your kid’s bedroom décor should reflect that. Your child needs to use the space for various activities from playing to studying to having sleepovers with friends, group studying and so on. When you are decorating your kid’s bedroom you need to plan accordingly focusing on the needs of a child as per his or her age. Here are some pointers to keep in mind before you take up the project of decorating your kid’s bedroom so that it is age appropriate and serves the functionality.

Talk with your Kids

The best source of information when decorating your kid’s bedroom is to talk to them. Involve them in designing the room and ask them what they would like to see in the bedroom décor. For instance if you have a young boy, he may be into superheroes and you could decorate the room in a theme including their favorite superhero.  You should also guide them into what’s a practical design as children can go overboard with their imagination. Give them a color swatch so they can pick out what colors they would like in their bedroom décor.

If your kid loves to draw or paint dedicate a wall to feature his art. No matter how clumsy the drawings are, remember you can easily repaint it once he is grown up. So let them be kids for now and encourage their artistic spirit.

For The Babies And Toddlers

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Decorating a bedroom for babies and toddlers may feel like a daunting task especially if it is your first child. Make sure you paint the room in soft, soothing colors such as white, cream, beige, etc. These colors are best known to relax you and helps to put the baby have peaceful sleep.

The furniture in kid’s room should also be age appropriate. For babies as well as young children ensure you have ample storage space to put kid’s clothes, toys etc without making the room cluttered.

For babies having a single closet dedicated to kid’s stuff is enough. You can place baskets or bins to hold similar toys and place them in closet for bedroom organization.

For The Teenagers

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Teenagers are in that age where they are looking to explore their personality and they may change their minds frequently so make sure you have consulted them prior to taking their bedroom decorating project. Kids may have friends come over for group study or simply hanging out. In that case incorporate seating area in one corner of the room. For limited budget bedroom décor for kids you can add the seating in the form of flooring with a mattress covered with colorful bedspread and throw pillows.

If you don’t have a spare room, you also need to think of having a corner dedicated to studying. Make sure the studying area is well lit with table lamps as well as overhead task lighting so that they do not face vision problems.

Creating a kid appropriate bedroom can be an enthralling journey for both of you as it will allow you to bond over the design process. So have fun decorating your kid’s bedroom and let your kids enjoy a special space for them in the home. Don’t forget to share your views in the comments section.