Room to grow: creating stylish kids bedrooms that last
Real Estate In Motion | They grow up fast, don’t they?

While it’s great fun to watch our kids develop it can be hard to keep up with them, es...

Room to grow: creating stylish kids bedrooms that last

They grow up fast, don’t they?

While it’s great fun to watch our kids develop it can be hard to keep up with them, especially when it comes to decorating their bedrooms.

One week it’s all about Spiderman, the next it’s all about Lego, or Barbie dolls, or Frozen. And if toy trends for the Christmas period just gone are anything to go by, kids are spending more and more time on computers and electronic devices than ever before, making them crave simpler toys like water balloons!

Just as children’s interests can change at the drop of a hat, so too do the more practical things. The needs of a toddler are far different to the needs of a five-year-old just starting school. So how can parents create bedrooms for children that can keep up with all the changes while also offering long-term utility? Whether you’re looking for boys' bedroom ideas or girls' bedroom ideas, these simple tips will help you create a stylish space for your child that will grow with them.

Adaptable décor

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It may be very tempting to decorate your child’s bedroom with a specific theme, painting the walls pink for a princess or in the colours of their favourite sports team – but bear in mind these kinds of kid’s bedroom designs can get outdated very quickly. A tasteful, neutral colour scheme can become a kind of blank canvas for your kid’s bedroom decor tastes. Instead of painting the décor onto the walls, hang picture hooks so that framed prints or posters create the look. These can be changed with ease when your child’s interests inevitably move on. This will save a great deal of time, effort and money in the long run while still giving your child a great place to grow up.

Lights, curtains and rugs

Leading on from neutral décor, a great way to jazz up children’s bedroom designs is through decorative fixtures. These additional touches can be picked up cheaply, installed easily and replaced quickly if needed. You can lay down regular, neutral coloured carpet or basic parquetry as the flooring and then decorate it with colourful kids' rugs. Regular kids' bedroom lights can be installed and paired with coloured light bulbs or decorated with colourful or even themed lampshades. And kids' curtains with superhero designs or cartoon characters are widely available and can be switched easily.

Furniture for the ages

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We’ve all seen them in the shops. The racing car shaped kids' beds. The castle shaped couch. A pony themed desk. Even though these kinds of kids' bedroom sets and furniture can bring a lot of joy to your kids, they have a definite shelf life, and the time will swiftly come when proper units are needed. The best investment is for a high quality, durable bedroom set. Whether it’s kids' bunk beds, a trundle bed or a regular single mattress unit, the bed should be big enough for them to grow into while also offering long term utility. The bed itself can always be decorated with sheets, pillowcases, throw rugs and cushions. When it comes to furniture such as kids' tables and chairs and bookcases, simple designs are best. The books and items placed or stored by this furniture will give the room its style, rather than the other way around.

A blank canvas for creativity

The best way to ensure that your child’s bedroom is a bright, attractive place for them to grow up in is to crewe a space that is adaptable. This way you will be able to keep up with the ever-changing trends and passions that your child will bring, while also ensuring their needs are met.