Making the Most of Your Kids Bedroom Decor
For all the time that your child will spend asleep and awake in his or her bedroom, it should become a place of adventure, creativity and imagination. How do you optimize the value of your kid's bedroom decor?
Tip #1: Figure out your budget. Remember that you can buy small pieces at a time, so you can set yourself a monthly budget or a one-time budget.
Tip #2: Select 3 bedroom theme ideas. Select themes that excite your child. If your child is still too young, begin with a few basic pieces and then build until you have variety and depth in the room. If you're not sure what your child will really like in his room them pick a few small things and see how they react.
Tip #3: Don't select kid's bedroom decor only for the look and colors. Whenever you're selecting kids room decor you should make sure there is a dual purpose for the item. For example, a kid's wall clock is not only a beautiful decorative piece to add to the wall to finish out a themed bedroom, but it can also be used to help your child understand when it's bedtime. Dresser knobs on kid's dresser drawers can be used to teach your kids where the clothes get put away. For example, if you have a safari themed bedroom you can put lion knobs on the top dresser drawer where the socks and underwear are kept. Then you can say to your child to get their clothes from the "lions den".
The center piece of a child's themed bedroom is always the comforter bed set on the kid's bed. A bed set normally includes a bed sheet, pillow cases and comforter all matching the theme you've chosen. It's usually the first thing one sees when entering the room. It's a good idea to select this first. Usually the comforter set is adorned with most of the characters in the chosen theme. Pirates, mermaids, jungle animals, planes, trains, boats, fish are all examples of themed kids bedding you can find for sale online. The color scheme in the comforter will help you select the base color for painting the walls.
Expanding The Imagination
There are no rules to where one goes once you have established the center piece in the room. Some people start with lamps and items close to the bed, others with other furniture pieces in the room. The easiest place to start is the curtains and the valance. The curtains should echo the chosen theme in the room.
A wall clock is a good idea if your child will see it directly from the bed. It's a good thing to start teaching your child to tell time early. It also helps them develop a sense of routine and punctuality. A collage of framed wall pictures featuring the main characters in the chosen theme is an excellent idea especially if it matches the theme in the wall clock. It's an easy way to fill up wall space in your kid's bedroom. A kid's throw and plush pillow can be used to hang casually over a chair or literally be thrown in an open space or on a shelf needing color and balance. A delightful finishing touch is to replace the pull knobs on the drawers and cupboards with themed pull knobs especially if these carry images of the characters in the main stories you read your child at bedtime. Children touch these pull knobs many times when they are in their room.
A wall accessory that many parents forget is a wall growth chart - preferably one matching the theme in the room. A wall growth chart helps children develop a sense of maturing as well as growing. As their understanding grows and their values become refined, they see themselves growing against the chart. It's also a wonderful wall decoration and can be included in your plans for your kid's bedroom decor.
When you're selecting your kid's bedroom decor, try to always make sure it serves many purposes and as much as you can pull in a little imagination to make it a creative adventure for your child to experience and relate to each item.