Renovating your childs room can be a memorable experience for both you and them, especially if it’s transitioning with them into a new phase of their life. Maybe you’re designing the nursery they are going to come home to, or maybe they’re starting their first year of school and are ready for a big kid space. No matter the circumstance, we’ve got some fantastic tips and tricks to help you transform your child’s room into a space they’ll enjoy for years to come.
Always think ahead when designing your kids bedroom. Taking into account their future needs as they grow lets you make the most out of the money you will invest in this project. Know when to splurge and when to save.
A general rule of thumb:
- Comfortable mattress
- Energy-efficient windows
- Functional storage solutions
- Pillows and throws
- Night stands
- Wall art
Quick tip: Instead of murals or wall decals, opt for less permanent but just as effective posters or an easy-to-update photo gallery wall that can be easily switched out as your child’s preferences and interests change.
Design a kid-friendly room
When choosing furniture and fabrics, consider kid-friendly materials that are stain resistant and easy to clean like microfibre or canvas. If your budget allows for it, custom built-in storage might also be a great option for your childs room. This option is great, especially if your child doesn’t have a separate playroom for all their toys, and also allows for some creativity to maximize functionality in the space. Ofcourse, design with safety as top priority, which means avoiding decor and furniture pieces with sharp corners or edges.
Your choice of lighting will greatly affect the comfort and warmth of the room’s environment. We recommend a mix of overhead and accent lighting. Installing cone lights or hanging lights as an alternative to desk lamps or standing lamps is a great way to reduce clutter and free up room for toys, books and other items. Decorative lighting can be a great way to add some personality and theme into the space. There are lots of creative options available when it comes to lighting. Whichever route you choose, make sure it is installed safely by a professional contractor.
Natural light is important in any room, but your childs room especially. Consider larger windows or even installing a skylight to get the most natural light possible into the space. Windows should also be equipped with safety guards and screens to avoid hazards. When it comes to window treatments and curtains, this is a great opportunity to add personality to the space with a pop of colour or pattern. Even the highest rated and best quality windows won’t do you any good if they’re installed improperly, so make sure you are working with a professional contractor for this part of your renovation.
Add a personal touch they will love
When planning the bedroom renovation, consider your child’s unique interests and passions. Do they love to read? Are they fascinated by art and drawing? Do they have a huge toy collection? Are they avid sports fans? Use these interests to add a personal touch to the space. Here are some fun features and extras to inspire you.