A kid’s room can be one of the most challenging rooms in the house to decorate, but with a little bit of creativity, your job can be made easier
Back in the day, sending your kids to their bedroom spelt punishment. These days, it’s more like a reward. Kids’ rooms have now come a long way from the days of music posters and lava lamps which were considered to be the height of coolness.
Nowadays, parents are more keen and concerned about what goes into the décor of their child’s room, carefully planning it and doing a good amount of research beforehand.
“One of the most important points to consider is the age group that your child belongs to, as the room is seen as a comfortable, workable space that grows smoothly along with him or her,” opines Sona Chatwani, interior designer, and honorary secretary for the Institute of Indian Interior Designers, Hyderabad.
The key is to keep in mind, your child’s tastes, so you can have a number of themes to choose from, “Be it superhero themes for boys, or fairytale themes for girls, it should be something that they would love to come back to,” she adds.
Kids between the ages of six and 11 have a lot of hobbies and talents. Ask them for their suggestions because when the child is involved in decorating their space, it is more likely they will take care of it. As a parent, you can guide and support this discovery process with the way you design your child’s room.
Interior designers stress mostly on the use of shelving. There are a variety of styles, colours and designs that are available for bedroom shelving. A shelf in a kid’s room can be used to display trophies, books, video games, pictures, music and movie collections.
A child’s bedroom is his haven where they are going to play and learn. In order to optimise the space in their bedroom, make use of loft beds that have a desk built underneath, suggests city-based interior designer Hamida Sharma.
“Loft beds are an amazing option if you don’t have a lot of space to experiment with. With that, you can easily accommodate the play zone as well as the study area without making it too congested. It also provides a solution for storage space for toys. Nowadays you can create a customised headboard which will have things relating to their interest.”
The best part about all of this is that you wouldn’t have to spend a fortune when you plan on redoing your kids’ room. Instead of buying new furniture, the most affordable, popular decor idea is to use fun and bright colours, says Hamida.
“Children love to have bright, bold colours and anythingthat is unique, but going too bold can be a mistake, though. The key to choose the right colour is to take their help to pick out a colour of their choice.
One should always keep the age factor and gender of the child in mind while choosing the right colour,” she adds.
Boys’ Room Themes: Superheroes, Cars
Girls’ Room Themes: Fairytale with princesses and castles, favourite story book characters
Things you can add to the room: Glow in the dark stickers, tiny tea party tables, chests posters, use colour to write things on the wall
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