Designing for your family: Kids’ Bedrooms
When it comes to designing spaces for families, kids’ bedrooms are some of the most fun! They’re a wonderful place to experiment with elements like color and pattern - they don’t have to be nearly as serious as other bedrooms or living spaces. The opportunity to allow the space to evolve as kids discover new interests is another reason why these rooms are so special.
If you’re looking to refresh your kids’ bedrooms, check out this list of some of our favorite tips to help you make your kids’ rooms shine!
Pick pieces that will grow with them
For most kids, growing up means growing out of what they liked when they were five. From a design standpoint, shaking up your kids’ room every few years is bound to get expensive. So instead of buying a new furniture set each time your child’s taste changes, consider choosing versatile pieces that will play nice with different textiles or accessories. The same can be said for paint colors and flooring, too. While bright green walls and a matching race car bed could be perfect now, it may not be the right fit in the long-run – especially if your racer in-training goes through a career change in a year. By creating a timeless canvas right off of the bat, you and your child will have more freedom to experiment in the future.
When it comes to decorating and personalizing a space, we always recommend looking for inspiration in the things you love. For kids, toys are a fun place to start. Whether it’s arranging some of their favorites or showcasing a collection of vintage pieces, toys are a great way to bring in some color and nail a design theme.
As you’re arranging décor pieces in the bedroom, one rule of thumb that we like to consider is if an item isn’t meant to be played with, set it somewhere just out of reach. Not only does this keep valuable or delicate items safe, but it also frees up more space on your kids’ level for easy access to their everyday toys.
As if I could write a blog about kids’ bedrooms and not talk about storage! Clear bins are obviously a classic solution, but these days there’s an even wider array of options when it comes to keeping your child’s room clean. A few of our favorite ideas include solutions that integrate storage into beds and other pieces of furniture, fun totes, and quirky baskets with labels. I can’t say that their room will always be spotless, but different options definitely don’t hurt!
Make your child your design assistant
One of the best ways to get kids to care about how their bedroom looks is to bring them into the design process. By giving them the opportunity to make some choices, they can start to see the space as their own. That said, too many options can be really overwhelming – it doesn’t matter if you’re a child or an adult! So, keep it simple; instead of handing your child an entire paint swatch deck, give them an Option A and an Option B. Not only will the decision be easier, but it also ensures that whatever they choose will be cohesive with the rest of the room.
These kind of design projects are an awesome opportunity to get playful and enjoy the process of letting your inner child out! From floors to furniture and décor, our team is always happy to work with you through any design project. Feel to visit us in our design center or schedule an in-home consultation!