HOW-TO STYLE A CHILD'S BEDROOM THAT WILL GROW WITH THEM
Designing and styling your child's bedroom can be fun but challenging!
With so many options, where to begin?
Here are some tips on how to design your kids’ bedroom to age with them.
PAINT YOUR WALLS WITH NEUTRAL COLOURS
While colour is fun, it's also something your child may tire of. It’s easier and more affordable to choose a neutral paint colour and use colour in other ways. You don’t want to re-paint their room when they grow out of their favourite colour of the moment.
Our favourite liveable colours are Vanilla Milkshake, Classic Gray and Swiss coffee by Benjamin Moore.
These colours are light and bright, but still have enough pigment to make their bedroom feel warm and calm. They're also a great backdrop to add pops of colour in other less permanent ways.
BUY QUALITY FURNITURE
While children's furniture is cute and hard to resist, buying quality adult furniture that will stand up to daily use is more economical in the end. When upgrading from a crib to a bed, consider a full or a queen bed. This will allow for versatility if you ever move to a different home, or for when your child eventually moves out to their own rooms. When it comes to tables and dressers, again, quality construction is a must. Consider purchasing a solid dresser with some weight to it. Well built drawers and track will ensure that they don't break apart when your child inevitably loads them to the top.
For finishes on your furnishings, consider performance fabrics, wood/or painted finishes that wipe clean and won't scratch or chip.
BRING PERSONALITY WITH ACCESSORIES
Since the walls are neutral, you have the perfect canvas to add interest and depth with colour and texture.
A fun patterned rug, knit or textured throws, poufs and pillows are all great ways to add personality. Pillows and blankets are easy and more affordable to switch out down the road if they feel worn or your child tires of the look.
CONSIDER IF YOU ARE ADDING TRENDY OR TIMELESS ELEMENTS
When decorating you want to keep in mind if the item you are adding is timeless or trendy. If it is trendy, make sure it is something you are willing to replace in the future. If it is timeless, don't be afraid to invest in quality.
When adding more permanent elements like window coverings, murals or wallpaper make sure the pattern is one that can grow with your child and not one that is too juvenile. Wallpaper is a fun way of creating interest and giving the room more depth. The goal is to create a space for your child that is both inviting and timeless so they can enjoy it for years to come.
We hope you found these tips helpful!
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