5 Ways To Give Your Child A Dream Room – words Alexa Wang
Every parent can relate to the idea of wanting to make the home a special place for a young child. To some extent, it happens naturally. As a child begins to grow up, the home almost automatically becomes a place of comfort and stability. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do a little bit of extra work to make it a special place! And specifically, that starts with a child’s bedroom.
Efforts to create a dream room for your little one will depend in part upon the child’s own preferences. But in a general sense, these are some fun ideas for how to go about it.
1. Get Creative With Wall Art
You might not think of young children as people who care very much about wall art, and many of them probably don’t. But then, you’re probably thinking of “wall art” the way you might imagine it, consisting of classy paintings or artfully arranged family photographs. Where a child is concerned, you need only find fun wall art that suits his or her interests, and it will be a delight! Architecture Art Design actually touched on this idea within a series of adorable ideas for kids’ rooms. Specifically, they showed off three small canvas prints depicting a whale shooting water out of its spout, but any design that works for your child would be terrific!
2. Install A Drawing Board
Here’s a news flash parents certainly don’t need: kids are messy! But as you certainly know if you have a little one running about, they’re not just messy when they’re eating or playing outside—they also like to get messy for the sake of creativity (which in a way is kind of beautiful). So rather than wait for your child to start colouring on the walls or smearing finger paint all over the furniture, try installing a drawing board of some kind as part of the bedroom’s furnishing. This was another idea presented in the aforementioned article, and it’s certainly a creative way to enhance a room for a young child. Whether it’s a whiteboard or effectively a giant sketchbook on a stand, giving kids this kind of creative outlet can result in endless joy for the child and might just cut back on messes for you.
3. Build Low Shelves
A lot of kids actually like to organise, in that they like having little cubbies and compartments for their own things. For this reason, it can be nice to build in a few smaller, lower pieces of furniture or shelves so that even at a young age your child can enjoy aspects of a room we typically associate with older kids or adults. This is also a fun step in that you can pretty much do the work on your own, provided you have the right materials. Where tools are concerned, Screwfix lays out a variety of household items in a manner that makes it easy to see what you already have and what you may need. And for building material, it will depend on the specific layout you’re looking into. But a few small cubbies or shelves can be built and made to look nice in a single weekend.
4. Consider A Lofted Space
This is a little bit more of a project, but the simple fact is that any sort of lofted space can be little short of wondrous for a child. Take a look at some of the exceptionally creative kids’ bedrooms posted on Pinterest and you’ll notice that elevated spaces are actually quite common. Some are bunk beds, some are little reading nooks, and others are almost secret rooms. There’s no telling exactly what’s so alluring about such spaces. It may be that they provide a small touch of privacy, or even adventure. But whatever the case, kids seem to love them, and building one into a bedroom certainly makes that room a unique space.
5. Keep Things Bright
Finally, in a far more general sense, make sure to keep things bright when you’re setting up a child’s room. That means using bright and friendly colours for décor, having adequate lighting in the room, and if at all possible, inviting in as much natural light as possible. There’s just something comforting and natural about a bright, well-lit space, and even if it’s not the sort of thing most children would think to ask for, it contributes to the room becoming a special environment.
There’s plenty more that can be done to make a child’s room a beautiful and meaningful place, but again much of it comes down to the child’s own preferences and interests. Hopefully the ideas in this post have given you a few ideas of how to get creative in setting up a bedroom that can then be designed to fulfill a child’s dream vision.