Decorating your kid’s room could be REAL FUN!
There has to be lot of vibrant colors, a few cartoon characters and a nice corner for your child’s toys to be stacked properly.
There are number of ways of decorating your kid’s room.
Kids are full of energy, and the same needs to be reflected on the walls they live within.
‘Kids are like rainbows –pretty, colorful and joyous.’
In this post, you will come across some really easy yet helpful ways of decorating your kid’s room.
A few small things alone can make a big impact!
Kids Room – Decorating ideas
First of all be sure that the decoration and designing the room should be as per your kid’s needs.
It has to be given a practical approach rather than just giving a decorative touch to it.
The closets, the cupboards and the drawers should always be designed to be accessible by your kid.
This way it will help your kid to stay organized and maintain the neatness of the room.
You could use something like wainscoting to create an artistic touch to your room.
Above this Wainscoting, you could choose any color of your choice and paint the walls in different colors.
It gives a classic look to the room and at the same time insulates the room as well.
Decorative florescent stickers
Kids HATE to sleep in dark rooms.
So using florescent stickers, would give some light and at the same time they make the room look beautiful.
Florescent stickers look very beautiful at night.
You could use them on the ceiling as well as, on the walls of the room.
Tattoos are very popular among kids.
They just love getting tattoos done on the walls of their rooms.
A lot of temporary tattoos are available in the market these days.
Your kid would have lot of fun fixing those tattoos up on the wall.
Draw boundaries on one of the walls.
You could make your child do hand printing with non toxic water based colors or your kid could paint some butterflies or anything that he or she likes to draw.
This art corner is surely gonna be your child’s favorite for sure.
All kids love it and they can track their hand prints while growing up.
You need to light up your kid’s room really well.
You could use multiple colors.
Give special emphasis on the reading lights.
Also, use plenty of indirect subtle lights which could be left open when the room is not used or at night while the kids are sleeping.
You could make use of maps, flags, sports charts etc., to stick on one of the walls. Alternatively, you could keep sticking charts to help your child study well.
You could change these charts every month.
Kids are very fond of collecting pictures or postcards etc.
Instead of stacking these collections somewhere or pinning them on the soft board one can make use of hanging strings.
Your kids could clip anything on to those strings be it their collections of posters, pictures or postcards or any other important circular from the school.
This will become another interactive corner for your kid.
These are some creative ideas for decorating your kid’s room.
There are plenty of ways to try your creativity with decoration.
The more you get into it, that much more you explore and learn about it.
It’s gonna be fun for you as well as your kid and the best part is, that your child will just love this new look of the room.
As your child grows, you’d put the baby in a cot near your bed.
The baby’s cot should have railings all round so that he doesn’t fall off. It can be painted in a pleasant colour.
You can put up decorations around the cot.
A good idea for a crib/cot is to get one with wheels.
This makes it easy for you to shift your baby from one room to another.
Get your baby used to sleeping in his/her crib from as early as 3 months.
You can keep the crib in your room.
When he/she crosses 18 months, you can start to move the crib into a different room.
Don’t do it one go.
Move them into the new room with the same crib/cot and spend some time in it with your baby.
Continue this by increasing the time your baby spends in that room.
While you do this leave you baby in the room alone for short intervals,
For Eg; you go down to the kitchen to get their food.
This will make the baby adapt to the room better.
When you are trying to get your baby used to taking naps in his/her new room, a lot of parents find it difficult to close the door without making a sound, so you leave it open at the risk your the baby waking up to noises from outside the room.
A simple trick that you can use is to tie a piece of cloth to the door knobs as shown below.
By the time your child is about two and a half years, you’ll need to think of putting him in his/her room permanently.
If he has siblings, he’d obviously share a room with them.
If the room is too small, you can place double decker beds.
Your youngest (your toddler), will of course sleep on the lower bed.
But whether it is a lower or higher level, you’ll still need railings all around the bed with an opening for him get on and off.
Make sure that there is good ventilation with windows open.
Netting can be put on the windows to keep out mosquitoes.
If the ceiling is low and you have a ceiling fan, then a double decker would be out of the question for obvious reasons.
Then you’ll have to fit in the children’s cots as per the room.
Add the furnishings according to the wall colour- matching curtains and bed covers.
Or if possible, get the wall painted in a colour which will match the furnishings that you have.
Instead of pasting pictures on the wall, it would be better to have a cork board; you can get your carpenter to make one for you.
Pictures and notes can be pinned to this board. If there is sufficient space you can have a wardrobe that the children can share.
A ROOM JUST FOR YOUR TODDLER:
If you only need to cater for one little toddler, the job is much easier.
First thing, make sure that his room is within calling distance; meaning that when he is insecure or frightened, he can call and you can hear him.
Before putting the furniture, get the walls, doors and windows painted; get mosquito netting fixed.
Then move in the furniture- a cot suited for his size and which he can use for at least another three year.
They’ll need a study table and chair for doing his school work.
The next thing they needs is a wardrobe for his clothes. If space is a problem, get the mirror fitted into the wardrobe.
So dressing table needs are met.
They’ll need a shelf for their books and toys.
If you are putting a carpet in the room, keep it in a corner where they won’t trip over it, maybe closer to the bookshelf; so that he can sit on the carpet and play or read. Or have a ‘reading corner’.
Now put the furnishings—matching curtains, bed cover, cushions etc.
For pictures, the idea of the cork board can be used as it will save damage to the walls.
Finally, you’ll need to bring your child and introduce him to his room.
Explain that that this is his own room- for him to sleep, study and play in.
Where you and your husband stay is your room, explain that she can call out when he needs you and that you’ll come to him.
Initially, he may come running to your room at the slightest excuse.
But slowly and firmly wean him away and he’ll get used to his room and like it.
We listed down some more ideas for Baby and Toddler rooms.
Some might look a little complicated and expensive(which they will be if you go for ready-made options), but most of these can be done with ease by your carpenter(you might have to spend some quality time on making sure he is going according to your specifications).
Budget might be the most important factor when it comes to deciding what you can do with a room and most of these ideas will look expensive at the first look, but give it a little thought, show it around and you will realize that it will fit right into your pocket.
A neat way to set up a crib in your room
Another idea of how you can fit a crib at one side of your room
A good idea for a wall painting
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