Create a Child's Room They'll Love for Years
Designing a child's room is often challenging; what they love today could be entirely different from what they love tomorrow. If you don't get it just right and create a space that can grow with them, the child may end up not liking the room, which will only send you back to the drawing board. Learn how to design a room for your child that they'll cherish equally over the years.
Rely on Versatile Furniture Selections
A piece of quality furniture will last for several years. Make it a point to select pieces that your child can use over these years. Accomplish this by focusing on versatility. Take toy storage, for example. Instead of buying a storage bin adorned with primary colors and action figures, choose a piece like a storage ottoman instead.
During their early years, the child can use the ottoman as a seating surface and for housing their toys. As they grow in age, the piece can continue to serve as a seating surface, as well as a place to store extra clothes, bed linens, or other gear. Selecting versatile pieces keeps the space functional and helps you save money.
Choose Color Pallets, Not Themes
As previously mentioned, what a child loves today isn't necessarily what they will like in the future. So, one of the worst things a parent can do is line the bed, walls, floors, and every other surface with a theme or character design. It's a far better decision to decorate the space with color pallets instead.
For example, if your daughter is in love with a character princess who wears a purple costume, design the room in different hues of purple. If your child is demanding their favorite character or theme be included in the room's design, incorporate them as accent pieces.
For example, a themed lamp shade or small figurine keeps your child happy without creating a design box you'll be stuck in.
Don't Neglect the Walls
A common mistake people make when designing a child's room is focusing solely on the lower half of the room. Make sure you don't make this mistake. Make the walls an important part of the design to maximize space in the room and add versatility over the years as your child’s needs change. Installing a built-in is a great addition to any room.
A built-in can serve a variety of different needs, as it provides excellent storage for everything from a TV to sports trophies to books. If you're not willing to commit to something as permanent as a built-in, you can get much of the same benefit from installing shelves on the wall.
Keep Their Personality at the Helm
Your child's room is a space that they can call their own, but this is hard to do if the room doesn't directly speak to their personality. Adults typically visit their bedroom as a place to relax and to escape. However, children often sit in their room to spark creativity and to have fun.
To ensure your child's room matches this goal, keep their personality at the forefront and set your personal preferences aside. For instance, if you love more neutral tones like greys and browns but your child is a neon fanatic, don't let your personality hinder their design.
Their room is the one place that they can entirely be themselves, so when you keep their personality at the helm, they'll love the space for years to come.
Your children deserve to have a space that they enjoy, and with these design tips you can create this space for them. At Gibson's Interiors, we can help you. For all your interior design needs, from the child's room and beyond, we are here to help.