Points and Ideas For Decorating Kid’s Rooms

Kids rooms need to please both adults and children and provide a safe environment for multiple functions. How can all this be achieved in one room?

Kids love to be creative. Most kids bedrooms are decorated according to themes. Every child has something special they love. It can be butterflies, fish, or anything that can be developed into a theme for their room. Girls of course love the feminine colors, princess motifs, or ballerinas, and don’t forget the up dated Hannah Montana. Boys like the sports, baseball, football, soccer, skateboards, music, or high tech themes. Boys also like to be rugged and build forts or tents. Let the child tell you what colors he or she prefers. You can take a child drawing of what he or she envisions the room to be and develop a plan to decorate their room. The child may tell you in the drawing the sun is rising and you could use a beautiful yellow color as the backdrop for the walls. They may like flowers which can be placed on the bedding or the walls. Get the children to communicate what makes them feel happy and comfortable. By allowing them to help contribute to the decorating process they will develop planning skills, time management, a budget while shopping, and coordination of colors and patterns.

In the room you will need to designate areas for play and study, and a place to relax for sleeping. The placement of a rug can define a space and separate the study area from the sleeping area. Below we discuss how lighting, color and furniture will help designate the different areas. Texture of the rugs, bedding and surfaces will also help design the different spaces for the children to function in their rooms. You want to design so you achieve the highest and best use of the space.

Color plays an important part in decorating a room for a child. Certain high intensity colors, red for example may be to stimulating for their rooms. The brighter colors would be best used for accessories or organizational items. The bed linens might be another place you could introduce a brighter color.

Lighting also will be a key factor in developing multiple functioning areas. Proper task lighting for the study reading area, more subtle lighting for the sleeping area. Installing a dimmer switch might help to achieve the desired effect for when it’s time to wind down and sleep.

Lets talk a little about furniture. Selection of furniture depends upon several factors. How long do you plan to keep the furniture, will it be an investment? If so selecting a style and quality of furniture that will grow with the child is important. Paint and fabric are easy and inexpensive to change when you need to “grow the look.” Perhaps you want to purchase a juvenile looking set of furniture when they are young and upgrade when the child grows. This is not a bad idea. Most juvenile furniture sets that still have life can be sold after the child upgrades to a better quality set of furniture. The second group of furniture selected will probably last for the teen years, could go to college or be recycled for a guest bedroom. You can use built in furniture pieces for a custom look, or to develop a theme. Loft beds with desks underneath are another option to increase usable floor space. Or a furniture set with a storage bed and computer desk and hutch for storage.

Storage of course will always be needed in childrens rooms. Arrange frequently used items so they have easy accessibility. The average kids room has limited square footage, so every inch will count.
Increase the space available by organizing the closet. Vertical shelves with pull out baskets can hold clothing, toys, and treasures. Shelving to the top of the closet can hold items not used very often, suitcases, extra bedding, sports equipment, collections. Double hang rods for clothing. Top rod for seasonal items, uniforms, bottom for everyday use. Of course color coordinate the hangers and baskets with the room so if the closet doors are left open it will be a continuous space. With color coordination it will be easy for the children to pick up and put items in their place. Arranging the closet could turn into a game or a lesson with a directory so the child can learn life skills.

Combining patterns in your fabrics will add interest and life to the room. Select a floral or novelty pattern, a stripe, and a small dot or repeated pattern to build the room. The key is to keep all the fabrics in the same color family and the correct scale. Decorating consultants are available to offer guidance so your assured of professional results. All rooms need to be decorated age appropriate. Some items can grow with the child. Remember paint and fabric are easy and inexpensive to change when you need to “grow the look.” A neat, organized, room pulled together visually will help the child develop many life skills and appreciation for their surroundings.

A few easy inexpensive ideas and projects I’ve used for girls rooms are as follows:

Stamp a motif on the wall with a precut rubber stamp and paint to coordinate with your theme. I developed a Disney Princess theme and stamped Princess crowns on the wall and embellished the crowns with jewels. Just randomly add packaged jewels, pearls, or mirrored stones to make the crowns dazzle. Sometimes party favors can be used to embellish curtains or other items in a room. I used the clear acrylic “glass slippers” to finish off a Cinderella room valance.

Another idea position a half round sconce upside down as a focal point for a canopy. Gather the fabric for the canopy and attach inside the sconce, flow fabric out of the sconce, arch back on the sides with tie backs. This will give a soft, dreamy appearance depending on the amount and type of fabric used. Sconces can be found at thrift stores and painted to coordinate with the fabric, or covered with the fabric by attaching the fabric with spray on adhesive.

Ideas for boys rooms:

Graphic wall art can be used effectively for boys rooms. It gives color, interest, and can create a focal point in a room. It can be used in conjunction with artwork or posters. If your working with a race car theme, you could use a tire tread pattern on the walls. Paint a tire and do loops or figure eights. Finish with a black and white checkered board for a headboard or black and white tiles for the flooring. Little matchbox model cars can be attached to replace furniture knobs, or use for embellishment across a valance or shelf.

Laser printers can print a mural photo of a special place, event, or skyline and be attached to the wall as wallpaper or framed out as large art piece.

Remember for children’s rooms hang things at their level, so they can enjoy them.

Make a child room a place for them to retreat, have fun, and be proud to show to their friends.

Butterfly Wings and Fairy Tales Are Made For Little Girls

There’s nothing most little girls love more than to feel like a fairy princess. Whether it is the whimsical decor of their rooms or the adorable accessories they wear, such as tutus and butterfly wings, little girls just love to be little girls. Some of the most popular themes for children’s room decor revolve around butterflies, ladybugs, bumblebees, and flowers, with a bit of glitter and sparkle thrown in for extra magical effect and to inspire the imagination.

Butterfly room décor is perhaps one of the most magical and whimsical ways to decorate a nursery or young girl’s bedroom. A butterfly nursery creates a light, airy and uplifting feel that is sure to stimulate baby while creating a beautiful and restful place for baby to sleep and play. From glittering butterflies dangling from the ceiling, to colorful flowers and perhaps the baby’s name spelled out in alphabet letters on the wall, butterfly décor creates a feminine and lighthearted feel.

Butterfly decorations do not only add a sense of beauty and magic to nurseries and little girls rooms, but can create that extra special touch anywhere that a bit of whimsy is needed. Of course, a butterfly bedroom is filled with wonder and a bit of the fairy princess that lives in every little girl, but dainty nylon butterfly and flower decorations are also the perfect accessory to decorate a baby or bridal shower party, a garden themed party, or even an outdoor wedding. Sure, most people think of little girls waving their magic wands around with butterfly wings on their back when they think of butterfly decorations, but the fact is that even as we grow, a set of butterfly wings or a dainty butterfly decoration evokes a sense of magic in all of us.

Another popular bedroom décor theme for little girls centers around the garden. While butterfly decor can evoke its own magical or fairy princess theme, it can also work well with a garden theme. Other items like flowers, dragonflies, bumblebees, and ladybug decorations can inspire a little girl’s bedroom with color, charm and a feminine feel that little girls love. There’s no end to a child’s imagination and decorating their rooms with these whimsical decorations serves to inspire creative play and makes them feel like they are living like a fairy princess in their own magical land.

In addition to room decor, butterfly wings, tutu skirts and fairy wands top many a little girl’s list when it comes to desired dress up clothes. When a little girl puts on a butterfly costume, she doesn’t simply become a butterfly. With her nylon butterfly wings she feels as if she can fly like a fairy or an angel. Add to that a beautiful pastel colored nylon tutu and she really feels like she’s transformed into a character from a storybook. Imagination soars when children put on a pair of fairy or butterfly wings and a tutu, or wave a fairy wand. Not only do children look adorable in these costumes and dress up clothes (and are deserving of many a photo taken by mom or dad!), but accessories like tutus, fairy or butterfly wings, and wands inspire the imagination and result in hours of uninhibited creative play.

When it comes to bringing out creativity and inspiration in little girls, whether it’s the dress up clothes they wear when they play or the decorations that grace their rooms, there’s nothing like decorative items and accessories that are inspired by nature and sprinkled with a bit of glitter, sparkle and fairy dust to create some magic.

Home Improvement – Children’s Room Interior

When you decide to give a child’s room a makeover, it is vital to first look at it through his eyes. A child does not see his room as a functional space to live and sleep in, but as a fantasyland where all make-believe is reality. A pillow can become a horse to ride on, and a desk can be magically transformed into the dashboard of a formula one racing car.

Fortunately all these changes need not tug too hard at your purse strings, and a dash of creativity is all you need to convert your child’s room into a haven of entertainment and learning.

Color

Introduce colors to the walls in your child’s room in little bursts. A colorful collage of his or her favourite characters can be the central theme that spills over onto desks, stools and cots. Explore wallpaper with small prints that spell fun and activity, or a colorful border that runs along the length of the room.

A good home store would be able to provide a large number of colorful stick-ons and motifs that can be used around windows and over bedsteads. This can introduce some excitement to drab looking walls, and can easily be taken off without ruining them.

Furnishing

Keep in mind your child’s needs as you pick up pieces of furniture for his room. Girls and boys may have a slightly different preference in color and finish, but ensure that you keep your furniture child-friendly. A beanbag can become an outlandish football for your energetic little boy and little stools can be molded as magical mushrooms for your fairy tale loving girl.