Choosing a theme to decorate your child’s bedroom can be a difficult task, especially as they change their minds like the weather and what is trendy now, may not be so cool in six months’ time.
You don’t want to disappoint your aspiring fairy princess or a budding astronaut and you certainly don’t want to dampen their creative spirit. So the trick is to choose a colour palette and furnishings that can be permanent fixtures, then actually style the room using interchangeable accessories that won’t break the bank.
Here are a few ideas to help:
A cheap and easy way to alter a bedroom theme is bedding. Character emblazoned duvet covers, geometrical shapes, cute animals, outer space, snowy landscapes, and boy bands are all popular passing trends for kids. For older children, you could opt for plain white or coloured bedding but enhance the aesthetics by adding multi-coloured, metallic or textured cushions along with throw blankets and sequin hearts.
Replacing flooring can be hugely expensive, but you could instead add rugs. When children are little, alphabet and number rugs not only provide an educational resource, they also add vibrant colours. Foam tiles can also be a wise choice, they are cheap and can be easily replaced in the event of getting too mucky or having things like glue spilled on them. In a teenager’s room, a shaggy fur like rug can add opulence and a more grown-up ambiance, they can also cover a multitude of sins, such as hair straightener burns and makeup spills!
Licensed curtains can sometimes be fairly expensive, especially for characters and superheroes that are particularly on trend. If you are handy with a sewing machine you can purchase the material and create your own, otherwise, you can buy cheap plain material and create character tiebacks. Again a cheap way to add your Childs favourite superhero of the moment but also very interchangeable.
When installing lights in your children’s bedrooms, take into account how often their tastes will change. By adding a simple ceiling light, the possibilities are endless. Light-shades are available in a plethora of colours and themes and as your prince or princess gets older, there are of course chandeliers, footballs and other more mature designs to choose from. If you are going to opt for a more permanent light fitting, ensure it is something they won’t grow out of. A custom neon name sign, funky LED’s or spotlights are all acceptable as they aren’t age dependent.
5) Wall hangings
Painting a mural on your kid’s bedroom wall is expensive if you get someone else in and time-consuming if you do it yourself. (Also if you do it yourself, there can be an emotional attachment where you may never want it painted over! Your 18-year-old son, will not appreciate his friends coming over to see Pooh Bear and Friends on the wall!
Wallpapering is an option, but to save you time on future decorating, perhaps just paper one wall and have it as a feature. Busy wallpaper can be overpowering and look a little gaudy,
Choosing neutral colour paints as the wall and ceiling coverage allows you to adorn the walls with decals and prints. You can order personalised character prints from sites like Etsy or you can simply cut up your kid’s comics or print pictures direct from the internet and frame them to coincide with the theme of the moment.
When theming a room for your child, the cheaper the adjustments the better, then it won’t be so much of a bind when they come begging for you to overhaul for the next hot fad!