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Selecting the right décor and furniture for your child’s bedroom

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Family life has become more stressful than ever, as the global economic climate has reduced family’s disposable incomes and made thousands of people redundant. The family home has now more than ever become a place where family members can rejuvenate themselves against the world daily challenges. A child’s room is no exception to this, nowadays children require amble amount of open space to successfully utilize the hundreds of toys you try to hide away in storage. Having your child’s room well balanced and open can help your child feel more comfortable and happy in their own space, giving them room to be more elaborate and childlike. 

childrens blindsA great place to start is to try and get matching themed sheets, pillows and Kids roman blinds together to match the overall theme of the room. A great way to get your children interested in the space you give them is to theme their rooms with a subject such as car or princesses or a character they watch or admire such as superman and Barbie. As parents more often than not we try to keep the clutter to the minimum, but I realize for children of a younger age this may be hard with all the toys. If you have limited space and you’re trying to create the illusion of openness then it’s best to opt for lighter colors like whites and creams, it will not only make the room look more open but it will also make the room cleaner and brighter.  Focusing on funky furniture, themed beds and sturdy desks can make your child’s rooms stand out from the rest of house, even if you don’t have a large budget there are many stores that offer furniture catered to children for discounted prices.

It is always a great idea to get your children involved with the decorating of their room, this will make them more receptive to any potential changes you are implementing. They can help choose the major items, like a racing car bed or bunk beds with storage compartments, or a football lamp or overall theme of their favorite cartoon.

Recent trends in the interiors design world have explained that parents must have clear distinguished features between the children’s and parents rooms. Remember that you should be creating a space that your child will love and feel safe in, not a space for you to try out your crazy and wacky ideas.  As parents it seems that the need for storage space is ever growing, when looking into innovative storage solutions ensure they can work with the theme of the room and the accessories within it. If you have a small room to work with its advisable to use cupboards instead of shelves, as they can create the illusion of decreased space, and also they are more dangerous.

Thrusting your child into the world of interior design can be a wonderful and exciting journey for everyone involved. Long gone are the days of when you would paint a boy’s bedroom blue and a girl bedroom pink. The introduction of new colors has really helped parents explore more creative themes, bright colors like yellows, oranges and greens have exploded into fashion this year.

Today, children’s interior preferences can be towards upholstery with bold graphics. It’s important to make your children feel at home in their own space, ensure you create a theme echoing ownership for your child. Do not be afraid to be an eco-warrior as you can find many cribs, desks, study tables online for just as much as any other interior good on the market.

*This post is courtesy of Roman Blinds direct

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Hi! I'm Amanda, a Kansas City Lifestyle Blogger, mom of two little people, social media addict, travel junkie with a slight obsession to baking and fitness.

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  • Thank you for the great ideas. I have never thought about having them get involved in the decorating. I usually do it myself. I will have to try that.
    • You're welcome! I too just decorated the bedroom the way I liked it. For Andrew's 5th birthday I think we are going to remake his room into something he would enjoy more :)
    • I can see hello kitty coming in my future with Andrea.. It's funny because I grew up with hello kitty in the 80's and little girls love her just as much now.
  • Thanks for the post. We're about to redecorate our guest room into a room for our 2-yr old daughter. New baby will be getting her room.
  • I would recommend having some key items in the room that the child will always like, like dressers that are not just for kids. Then change some of the decorations depending on their age. This way you are not always revamping the whole room when the child gets older and is finding his or her room to childish.
    • Micah I totally agree with you on that. We bought big boy furniture for our monkeys and just change out the decor as they go through different likes.
  • Great post! I never really thought of it that way. I wanted their room to look nice from my perspective. Of course they had some theme stuff but it wasn't really done as their space more what I wanted. Gladys P Gladys Parker recently posted..Potty Cover Review
  • Yep.i had to decide AGAINST a cubs themed room (hubby and I both wanted) for our 2 year old....we haven't decorated the room yet, but I'm more worried about his play room...so I'll be looking in to this, for sure!!
  • I went into their site and they have some nice prints. I loved it! Thanks for the great review! My daughter is always changing room decor so I think she'd be interested in what they have to offer.
  • Great tips in this post. I'm very limited on space but I do want things to be comfortable and organized. Those are some good ideas to keep in mind as I'm making bedding and figuring out storage options.
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