Being Unique: How to Create a Funky Bedroom for your Kids
This post is in partnership with Tesco
I have always wanted to be able to decorate the sleek, contemporary, minimalist look but its never worked out. My kids room is a great example. Decorating your children’s bedrooms — with their help — is your chance to be a kid again. Go wild with color, patterns, lights and statement pieces and don’t be afraid to get funky.
I went Dr.Suess, bright colors, crazy curtains and spaces to be messy, here are some suggestions on how to create a truly one-of-a-kind space for your kids:
Let light into the day
Lighting can change the style of any room and your child’s bedroom is no different. Get an overhead light in the shape of an airplane, balloons or simply put up a disco ball. Let your kids choose fairy lights that fit their current interests and drape them around their bed or desk. These come in all shapes (soccer balls, stars, frogs, trains and so on!) and sizes these days and can really help make the room feel cheerier.
Don’t forget when decking out their sleeping quarters that you can combine the beds, duvets, etc. with the new lighting mood you’ve created. You’ll be amazed how much a different duvet cover can change the feel of their room.
Rise and shine little kiddos! What’s the first thing they see when they wake up in the morning? One glance up from their beds and it’s the plain white ceiling that stares back down. Spice things up and paint the ceiling a bright yellow or green instead. Incorporate stripes or a pattern of stars and planets, if your child is a budding astronomer. Utilize their interests to make an appropriate choice for a more funky and exciting ceiling.
The carpet is another area begging for a bit of livelihood. Let your child pick out the color or, if you are planning to redo the floor entirely, consider an adventurous tile configuration instead. Giant floor stickers in the shape of flowers or shapes or trucks, for instance, are perfect on top of wood floors. They can help liven up the room and will stop your child from slipping as well.
Create an area of the room where your child can really get his or her creative juices flowing. It may be a desk, bean bag or mini table and chairs. This is an area just for them, so let them take the lead on building and decorating it. Get crafty and make pencil holders out of old cans or toilet paper rolls, cut paper strips and weave little baskets to house the crayons and cover a little wooden box in stickers to hold their most precious crafting items and artsy creations.
Let them decide
Finally, you’re only a kid once so let them make most of the decisions (within reason!) on how to decorate the room. If they want to paint giant pieces of fruit on the wall then let them. If they want to cover their entire desk in alien stickers — let them. There are so many times when you’re young that you have to listen to your parents so here’s your chance to let them be the one in charge.
So, a bit of colorful paint and wallpaper can go a long way. Roll up your (and their) sleeves and have fun with it!