We will all face that transition period when it comes to our children at some stage. They get to the point where they may have outgrown the princess or superhero style, the car shaped beds, or the bright pink walls, and they want something a little more grown up. Maybe your little one is in the flows of school, or perhaps inviting friends over for after school tea or play time. But not yet at that stage of being a teenager where they want a more adult environment, how can you find the right balance? With that in mind, here are some of the things to think about.
Small space, no problem
Sometimes we don’t always have large bedrooms to play with when it comes to our children, and yet they still have a lot of things they need to have in there. So you may want to think about different types of furniture you can use to make sure your bedroom has everything that it needs without taking up too much space. Things like loft beds can really make a big difference to a bedroom. Giving you the bed space as well as storage and other options such as a spare bed and a seat or even a desk.
Plan and prepare
One of the most important aspects of decorating anywhere in your home is the planning and preparation side of things. You need to ensure that you do all that you can to make sure that you achieve what you want. Enabling you to create your very own mood board. Sometimes the budget might be your biggest thing, so looking online for things like Home Depot coupons could help you bring the dreams to life. Collecting samples of materials and colours and ideas so that you can see what you want to create in the flesh. Many interior decorators do this to get a sense of the overall look.
Think about the paint colours
Paint colours can be a tricky one. You want to ensure that the colours you choose reflect the personality of your little ones, but also something that they won’t get over too soon. This is when trying a more neutral shade, and using accessories and a feature wall to inject some color into the room could work out in your favour. Also lighter colors tend to help make a room feel larger than it may be right now. You may also find that neutral shades will give you more time, as it can be something that can be easily changed through different accessories or just by painting one wall that is the feature.
Let your little one be involved
Decorating a room is such a personal thing, even for children, and so you may want to try and see this as an opportunity to get them involved. Knowing the type of thing they want, the colours they like, and having their input in the design, amy mean that they will be more inclined to look after it when it is completed. We all know that it can be hard to encourage them to keep a room tidy, so they may feel more inclined to do if they were involved.
Let’s hope this has given you some ideas on how you can create the perfect grown up space for your little grown up.