Decorating your baby’s bedroom is quite a challenge, choosing the perfect cot, dresser, rocking chair, wallpaper coverings and children’s curtains. However, fast forward a few years to a time when your child not only walked but rode around the neighborhood on his own bicycle on weekends and attended fifth grade on weekdays. The job of decorating your nursery may seem like a piece of cake right now.
After all, newborns have no opinion about how their living space should be. Not so with pre-teens and teens. To make decorating your child’s bedroom an easier process, ask your child for suggestions on how he or she would like his room to look.
One option is to have your child go into her room and decorate, promising that you’ll come by later and offer suggestions for beautifying the room. The overall goal of this process is to allow your child to express himself through the decorations he chooses, regardless of your input, to liven up his bedroom. You may find that your child prefers a solid color painting or wallpaper. If your child is a sports fan (football, athletics, or tennis lover, perhaps), he may want to hang curtains covered with sports figures or sports equipment. By hanging a different curtain design every year or two, you can also keep your room inviting and welcoming.
in fact, children’s curtains are accessories that are generally inexpensive and easy to replace. After all, changing curtains is as easy as removing the fabric from the rod and replacing them with stylish new curtains, a process that takes minutes. Calypso, sheer, Chadwick, Chambray and Daisy curtains are all types of window treatments that you can hang in your child’s room. Other options available to you are floor length and window length curtains. For a heavier feel (and added privacy), consider hanging curtains with interesting designs.
Another tip you can incorporate into the process decorate your child’s room including keeping the storage area at a height that makes it easy for your child to store their supplies. This can encourage your child to clean up after himself, stay organized. Design a wall space that will allow your child to hang their favorite pictures, postcards and knick-knacks. To add vibrancy to the room, use different types of lighting in your child’s room.
If you let your child play a key role in decorating his room, you can make the whole process of renovating the room much easier. You can also send your child a message that you value his opinion and want him to enjoy his bedroom, the same place where your child may spend hours talking with his friends, playing games, and studying.
Christina Rubendall is a mother of 2 and an interior decorator.