There are many inspiring, cute and downright funky rooms out there that make even the most sober adult want to be a kid again just so that they could have a room like that. Which kid wouldn’t want to sleep in a pirate room or in a room with a built in tree house?
While these rooms are absolutely gorgeous, their coolness factor is usually directly proportional to their cost. If you’re crazy rich the sky’s the limit really when it comes to your child’s room and you can go crazy decorating it. If you want to however, decorate your kid’s room in a really cool manner without breaking your bank balance read ahead.
It is difficult to decorate a child’s bedroom, as it is important to simultaneously keep in mind their individual preferences to keep them happy but also remember that those preferences change monthly if not weekly! One week your child might be obsessed with Dory and Nemo, and the next with Princess Elsa from Frozen. While it’s tempting to get carried away decorating a room according to a particular theme it is better to allow the room to grow with your child as what they like at age 7 is not going to be their preference at age 12. Imagine your 16-year-old living in a room like the one below (beautiful, expensive and perfect for a little girl) because she was obsessed with princesses as a child.
Unless you’re up for redecorating each year, stick to a classic colour and décor scheme and then add changeable elements that can be replaced as your child grows so that the room is still relevant. These rooms have followed simple colour schemes with white walls and pink furniture for girls and blue furniture and grey walls for boys. This allows you to simply add bright colour splashes and fun elements as per your child’s individual preference. The basic room remains the same, making it much more cost effective to decorate.
The above room with hot pink accents is a wonderful way to add a bit of glamour to your girls’ room. The one below, again with a neutral white grey wall scheme and blue highlights is perfect for your son and can easily be customised to his individual taste in toys.
Another cool idea if you want to do something a bit more unusual but still in your budget is to decorate the ceiling. You can do this in a number of ways, by simply hanging elements from it or painting it so that it stands out from the rest of the room. Your child would definitely love to sleep in a room with the night sky above or in a meadow with hanging flowers. He or she could even help with making the origami flowers.
Some children have a very artistic streak and as such might appreciate being allowed to add their own artistic touch to the room, some just like drawing on walls. A fun way of allowing them to do this is by painting a wall with a special coating available on the market, which turns the surface into a drawing wall. Your kids can go crazy painting and drawing on this wall without driving you crazy by ruining your pretty walls.
Finally if you really want to keep it as simple as possible, you can just add some cool light fixtures to give the room a whimsical feel.