Moving into your new Parry home means newly designed rooms for everyone in your family. If you leave it up to your kids, it may mean every wall in their room may be electric pink or lime green. How do you avoid this and still let them have a say in designing their new room? Here are some guidelines for helping your kids decorating their room.
Make color personal. One way to pick colors for your child’s room is to think about setting the tone for their personality. Reserve bright colors for smaller pieces that can be easily changed when the child’s taste changes. Bring in contrasting colors and a fun design to liven the room.
Encourage their creativity. Let their art be the color accent in their room. You can do this by covering one wall with cork squares creating a giant bulletin board. A cork wall makes it easy for your child to display let your child to display their artwork, ribbons, pictures and posters. If they like to draw, paint one wall in chalkboard paint and let them create different drawings that can be changed as often as they like.
Avoid the theme room. No matter how much your child loves a favorite character or pop star, it will probably change in a year. Instead of theme décor, choose a color that complements a collection and let your child pick out accessories that feature their favorite character to complement the room. This will make changing the room’s interior easier to do at some point in the future.
Use colorful furnishings. Use bright accessories and furniture as an easy way to update a child’s room. By making furnishings the dominant color in the room and keeping the walls neutral, it will make it easier to transition the room as your child gets older. If your child really wants to paint there walls a bright color and you do not want to commit to that much color on the walls, a compromise may be the way to go. Consider a bold focal point wall and paint the other three walls a neutral color. This way if your child wants to update their room, painting just one wall a different color is easier than changing all four walls.
As you get closer to designing the rooms for your Parry home, keep these tips in mind for your child’s room to help get a room designed just for them.