We all know home is where the heart is, and that should be true for our children too.
Getting your children’s room right is crucial to ensure they have a place of their own. Making sure the children feel as at home as you do is well worth your time. Growing up is a hard business, and can be even more difficult if your kids don’t feel like they belong. The perfect room will give them a place to return to when they need to build their sense of belonging. We all know how hard it can be to belong when you’re young! Teenagers will already have some idea of how they want their room to be. Smaller children may struggle to express how they’d like their room to be. That’s where you come in! Here are some things to consider when decorating for children.
Every decoration starts at the colours you choose. Bright colours are always an excellent choice when it comes to a room for youngsters. The colour scheme you choose depends on the age of your little ones. If you’ve got toddlers, bright is best in every way! You could decorate with wallpaper or wall art. You could even buy a design of your toddler’s favourite television characters. Older children might not be fans of decoration like that, though. Kid’s tend to rebel against what they consider childish as they grow older. If this is the case, stick to paints and strong blocks of colour. Aim to keep the room fun, while avoiding anything too childish!
The furniture is next on the list. We can sometimes shy away from spending a lot of money on furniture for our children. Is it any surprise, when a lot of it gets ruined? Don’t let the chance of wear and tear put you off furnishing your children’s new room with nice pieces. Think, instead, of furniture made of materials that will last. Items made of oak and other wood types are a great choice. These are strong, durable and sure to last for many years to come.
The personal touches may be the last thing you consider, but they are what makes a room. Ensure your child feels at home by including plenty of perfect touches. Shelving units can be ideal here. Set up your shelves and put some of your little one’s belongings on display so their mark is on the room. If they have a lot of belongings, think best how to incorporate these into your decoration. Maybe set up some bookshelves and leave their favourite books on display? Put a collection of two or three favourite cuddlies next to their pillow. If you’ve got a creative child on your hands, why not put some of their paintings in frames and hang them on the walls? These extra touches are sure to go down well. Having a room that represents them is a sure way to make your kids feel at home.
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