Decorating a child’s room can turn into an all-out tedious activity if not done correctly. It can also be fun and exciting if there is a plan involved. Anything that has to do with color, decoration, painting, etc. is thrilling, however it is important to make sure that your project does not turn into a disaster. Some people go into decorating pretending that they are experts, and have absolutely no idea what they are doing.
The first step toward making sure that your decorating ideas do not take a turn for the worst is to think of the child. First, is the child a boy or a girl? Maybe you’re decorating a child’s room that has not yet been born. If so, think about what suits children of that particular sex. Blue is the traditional color for boys, and pink is the traditional color for girls. However, if you want to go with a more modernized theme, think of something different that will still give off the feeling of a little boy or girl.
If the child is older, decorating his or her room won’t be as difficult. Children tend to have big ideas (as do adults) for decorating, so make sure that you check in with the child first for ideas. Be prepared to be blown away with some crazy and creative ideas from the child, but do be glad that you are being provided some direction of how the decorating should turn out.
First, think of a color to paint the walls. Boys usually prefer whites, yellows, blues, browns, greens, and blacks. Girls prefer colors such as pinks, whites, purples, baby blues, soft yellows, and light greens. Some suitable themes for a boy’s room include spaceships, boats, lighthouses, soccer balls, footballs, superheros, cars, farm animals, and nature. Girl’s themes include princesses, castles, kitties, puppies, girly spaceships, girly vehicles, popular cartoon characters, farm animals, and clouds.
The next aspects of decorating a child’s room to consider are the accessories such as the curtains, rugs, and bedding. Some people choose to match each of the three, while others prefer to mix it up. For a consistent theme, try to match up the bedding accessories, curtains, and rugs. If you’re going for a more loose-fitting theme, then feel free to throw together whatever you can find provided that the colors are in harmony. Colors that complement one another are purples and whites, pinks and yellows, blues and greens, reds and whites, etc.
After you’ve taken care of the main theme and accessories, consider other objects that might be able to bring more color and decoration to the room. Statues, stuffed animals, pictures, ceiling fans, rocking chairs, and vanities can all enhance the look of a child’s room.