Wednesday 19 August 2015

Imaginative Design Ideas For a Child’s Bedroom.

Children love spaces that are especially for them, and you don't get any closer to that type of space than their bedroom. It's a place to feel safe and cherished, but also a space to feel adventurous; beds can be turned into swashbuckling ships, or wardrobes into the possibility of finding a way into Narnia. The imagination of a child knows no bounds – that storage chest could be a pirate treasure chest, and who knows where a princess’s palace might appear?

Get your child involved in the design.
If your child is old enough, then make sure they are involved in designing the bedroom. You want it to be fun and inspiring so that play will be creative and stimulating. Involving a child in the design means they can put their own personality into the bedroom environment and make it a comfortable, relaxing, but also an exciting place to be. Talk, get ideas, draw up plans, and help your child to visualize what the end result will be.

Colours and prints.
Bright and bold is a good rule of thumb here. If your child has a favourite theme or superhero, then prints can work well, especially if wallpaper themes are picked up with lampshades and duvet covers. You don't have to spend a fortune. Be creative. Dinosaurs and mermaids may work – you could get stencils that your child could help with putting on walls – and that kind of involvement can be inspirational for your child's creative instincts.

You can, if you want, mute a vibrant colour with calmer blues, but be guided by your child. Black and purple are unlikely to work (unless you have a teenage goth), so you can put your foot down if necessary! If your child loves nature, then help bring in some animal themes and flowers – this is where greens and yellows are good to reflect the outdoors.

You could also transform a bedroom into an art space – very few children don't enjoy experimenting with drawing and coloring (though be careful when it comes to unsupervised painting) – so think about desks or blackboards to help encourage the artistic mini-genius.

Children love bright spaces, and when they are playing or just relaxing, they often prefer to have lighting that works well for them. It's a different matter when you are trying to get them to bed, and where light in the bedroom can be a problem.

Partly it depends on where your child's bedroom window is facing and, of course, where you live. If you have a lot of light during the summer months, then you want window coverings that can be flexible in terms of the light coming in during the day but also create effective darkness at night to help your child go to sleep.

Colorful shutters for your windows are a good solution, allowing you to control the amount of light that comes into your child's bedroom and helping provide a peaceful night's sleep.

Be imaginative with your child, work together with the bedroom design, listen to what your child says, and make a space that will be forever comfortable and welcoming – until the next makeover!

Until next time,
Jada x


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