Interior Decorating With Your ChildFurnishings
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A makeover interior design project for your child's room is a very precious parent-child bonding opportunity.
Interior Decorating With Your Child
A makeover interior design project for your child's room is a very precious parent-child bonding opportunity. Before going down to the home decor store, take some time to discuss with your child what their dream bedroom looks like and work together to see how you can achieve it. Here are some pointers for the things you can go over with your child before embarking on the bedroom decorating project.
Decide on a theme: Ask them what kind of theme they would like to have for the room. They might need some guidance from you, so you can throw in a few suggestions. Ask them some useful questions like their interest and favourite things and create a theme from it. General themes could be a nature theme including trees and rainbows or a princess theme or cars for example. However, if they have a passion for something specific like horses, you could have a stable theme. Or if they love everything to do with Harry Potter, that could be the theme you could play with.
Set a colour scheme: Usually boys and girls have certain colours they prefer or colours that they are uncomfortable with. For example if your son's favourite colour is blue but you don't want the room to look too cliche, try turquoise and cocoa brown for a surprising and refreshing colour palette. Orange is also a terrific colour for kids. Pair it with grey for a chic spin. Bottomline, discuss with your child on the major colours and then play around with it to create desired effect.
Furniture: Let's face it, children are messy. You can expect that the furniture will be subjected to some spills and scratches. Materials like leather oak can look stylish and be durable at the same time. To cater to the inevitable clutter, choose pieces that have lot of extra storage for example a secret compartment on the headset of the bed. While design is important, you also have to pay attention to the safety of the furniture you're putting into his or her room, particularly if you have a young child. Look out for small and moving parts that can come loose easily. Sharp edges should be protected and materials and paint used should be non-toxic.
Plan the layout: For children, the bedroom is often a space where they play, rest and study. It's very important that the layout of the room and furniture facilitate these activities but it's also very important that your child is comfortable with the way things are laid out. Try to sketch out a general layout of furniture in the bedroom and ask him or her for any input on the types of furniture they require as well as where to position them. That way, you can still make changes before anything is carved in stone.
With these tips, designing your child's perfect bedroom can be child's play!
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