How to Create an Amazing Room for Your Child
By Space Coast Daily // October 21, 2019
Redecorating a child’s room can be expensive – there are so many decorative flourishes available off-the-shelf, and some of them come with eye-watering price tags.
But most children aren’t going to appreciate this. They’ll love or hate the final results based on criteria that have nothing to do with money.
Start with a Plan
Before you spend a penny, you’ll want at least a rough idea of how the room is going to ultimately look. This means colour schemes, but it might also mean keeping themes in mind.
If your child is fascinated by space, or pirates, or dinosaurs, then drawing the right mural (or just adding a few tasteful flourishes) might help bring the entire room together.
If you want your child to approve of the room you create for them, then try to involve them as much as possible in the planning and design phase – ask them what they want, and listen to their demands!
For most child’s bedrooms, carpets will be preferable to hardwood floors. Anything that can be scratched scuffed is likely to make a poor match with active children, especially those that like to draw on things.
What’s more, smooth floors will tend to get slippery when you’re just wearing socks. There are things you can do to counteract this effect, but a better option is to nip it in the bud.
Your child’s bedroom will probably receive several different coats of paint as they grow up and their tastes change – so pick fairly neutral shades for your furniture, so that it goes with everything.
When you’re painting, you’ll want to be sure that any horizontal lines are perfectly level – particularly if they run right through the middle of a wall. You can achieve this with the help of a laser level.
This device projects a perfectly straight line across the middle of a wall, allowing you a rock-solid guide. Once you’ve invested, you’ll then be able to use the level in other projects around the home.
As they grow up, your child is going to need a few key pieces of furniture. The most obvious is a bed: get one that suits the space, but make sure you leave room for larger replacements when they become necessary.
Shelving units will need to be fixed to the wall, if your child enjoys clambering on things. Finally, they’ll need a desk for homework. Create something that’s built into a wardrobe for the ultimate in space-saving efficiency.
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