Children’s bedrooms not only serve the purpose for sleep but carry additional function as a place for active play, learning, creativity and of course, imagination. When your baby turned 1 they officially become a toddler and as they outgrow their cot, you may have considered designing their bedroom. As they develop further and begin to express their personality more, at the age of around 5 or 6, you may want to consider re-designing their bedroom in order to reflect this. Before doing so, it may be useful to read over the below advice on how to create a bedroom space to inspire your child’s imagination.
Get creative and pick a theme
Turn up the fun when designing your child’s bedroom. Make their bed the focal point of the room; Room To Grow’s collection of mid-sleeper beds are really great and come with room for underbed storage, leaving you with extra floor space to work with. Once you have selected the bed, start with pastel colours, they make a great base and make it easy to achieve a fun but soothing colour scheme.
Children are often fascinated by certain objects or concepts, such as space! Consider styling their room with a theme in mind and surround them by the things they love – you can really push the boundaries with children’s room décor.
Fear not, a themed room doesn’t have to be permanent and hard to reverse. Build on your neutral base colours with on-theme duvet sets, accessories and even wall stickers. Wall stickers are easier and cheaper to use than wallpaper and when the next area of interest comes along and it’s onto the sailor theme, it’s really easy to update the décor!
Accessories are a great way to add a pop of colour here and there. Don’t be afraid to use bold, lively colours! They will match your child’s high energy and inspire their creativeness; the options are endless. Yellow is great to energise your child and is a bright, cheerful colour, sea blue works really well for sea and space themed rooms and lilac can look gorgeous and sophisticated (when the toys and paintings are tidied away)!
Re-think the traditional bed
As well as the traditional children’s single bed, there are many creative designs out there that will help to make bedtime fun. If your stuck for inspiration, Room To Grow have a wide range of fun and quirky children’s beds, such as the Dwell House Bed, pictured below. Out were the days when beds were just suitable for sleep, these designs are great for play too!
Create a play area
Turn unused space in your child’s room into a play area. This will offer a safe environment to help cultivate learning. Look to include educational items like books and games, and perhaps even a chalk board; easy to install, they can be fantastic for creating art with minimal mess!
It is also important to include items that look to promote imagination and role play, with you or their friends. A simple teepee works well while not taking up too much room and if space allows you could look to create a dress up corner for added fun.