April 1, 2018 2min read
From the kooky to the creative, playful to productive, restful to relaxing. Kids bedrooms are a special place for all sorts of important moments growing up. Decorating and organising them can be a bit tricky, so Porter Davis World of Style Lead Interior designer Stephanie Atanasovski offers four simple tips to parents for making their munchkins’ space magical!
1. Let them take the reigns
See what interests your child and base the room around their favourite colours and things. A fun trend that we’re currently seeing a lot in kids’ bedrooms are teepee tents. These are great for kids to play cubby house or chill out in. There are some really fun and unique designs out there.
Make sure the bedroom essentials suit your child’s personality. These include a bed, bedside table or a dresser, a table lamp (ambient lighting makes it warm and inviting), storage drawers or cabinet, inspiring artwork or décor and bed linen that suits their personality. Items like floor rugs and bookshelves are also great, but only if space and budget permits.
2. You don’t need to blow the budget to make a room look great
For example, DIY Artwork is a cheap and unique option! Get your kids involved and ask them to create their own artwork and then frame it yourself. This will stimulate their creativity and give them a sense of achievement. They can hang their creation in their room and show it off to friends and family.
Another inexpensive way to transform a room is wall stickers. You can purchase some cool wall stickers that you can attach straight to the walls yourself. Most good wall stickers will peel straight off and will not damage the paint (*TIP: read the label before purchasing to be safe, not sorry).
3. Get creative with clutter
Beds with under storage compartments are great, as are overhead feature storage options, such as wall shelving, open feature boxes or overhead feature cabinets. Items such as bookcases, dressers with drawers, cabinets, storage boxes or containers, and study desks with drawers are all great functional pieces of furniture.
4. Find inspiration!
You may find a quilt cover that you love and want to base your colour palette and scheme around. But my top tip is to ask your kids. Kids have great imaginations and they will probably tell you what they want, then it’s up to you to bring it to life in a practical sense.