Your child’s bedroom isn’t just for sleeping. It’s his or her personal domain, a place to play, learn, and discover new things. Creative kid’s room decorations can inspire your child and help him or her feel safe and comfortable both during the day and at night.
Pick A Theme
Maybe your child loves to paint, draw, and pursue other artistic activities. You could center the room’s decorations around bright colors and artistic elements to inspire your child’s creations. There are plenty of other theme options for kids’ bedrooms, such as:
- Disney princesses
- Beach or nautical elements
- Fantastical creatures
- Specific toys (such as Barbies or LEGOs)
For older children, base the room’s theme around his or her personality. Infants and toddlers probably haven’t developed hobbies or specific fascinations yet, so you can choose the theme based on your own preferences.
Make Creative Nightlights
A single bulb plugged into a power outlet might offer a functional nightlight, but it doesn’t inspire creativity or contribute to the room’s design. Consider making a DIY faux headboard out of twinkle lights from Christmas Lights Etc that make a square over your child’s bed. You could also use Christmas lights near the bedroom door or around the closet to scare away the monsters and increase safety if your child has to get up at night.
If your child’s bedroom has a theme or color scheme, choose Christmas lights that match it. You’ll create a cohesive design and lend the room a sense of whimsy.
Use Storage As Decoration
Storage implements in your child’s bedroom don’t have to serve purely utilitarian purposes. They can also add to the decor and make the room more beautiful. For instance, colorful baskets not only add visual interest to the space, but you can also help your child remember which color holds which toys or clothing items, by color coding the baskets.
You could also use hanging shoe organizers to store children’s items. Hang the rack from the back of the closet door so you can choose when your child has access to it. Alternatively, buy or DIY a large trunk to store favorite stuffed animals and other toys. Not only do decorative trunks look great, but they provide seating and storage in one neat package.
Make A Chalkboard Wall
A chalkboard wall can prove both entertaining and educational. Kids can use the wall to doodle, draw, and even practice their letters and numbers. You can buy a hanging or easel-mounted chalkboard, but consider the DIY alternatives. Chalkboard paint can transform any wall into an enormous chalkboard to help your child express his or her creativity.
Whiteboards offer another solution if you don’t like the idea of chalk dust in your kid’s room. Just make sure you put away the markers when you don’t have time to supervise your child’s artistic adventures.
Injecting some creativity into your child’s bedroom decorations can make his or her childhood experience much more immersive. Whether you stick with a single theme or take a more eclectic approach, your child will never resent time spent in this space.