Decorating a kids bedroom is not an easy feat. Nowadays, given their input is both encouraged and welcomed, we not only have our interior decorating needs to consider, but theirs too. There was once a time when adults said
children should be seen, and not heard, and any decisions pertaining to them, were made on their behalf. The same rule applied for when it came to the design of their bedrooms and study spaces. Thankfully, this notion has changed, and we now ask for the opinions of our kids when it comes to colours, materials, textures and fittings. This shows them not only the painstaking process that is involved, but will also give them a sense of responsibility, in the hope that they'll take better care of the room they put effort into designing.
Therefore, today we are going to take a look at some fun and playful examples of kids bedroom trends that have surfaced this year. Maybe with your little one looking over your shoulder, you can decide together which one is the right fit.
When you're a kid, what is more exciting that making a big mess with paint splashes and colour? Absolutely nothing. In fact, give a child a paint brush, and you'll have them amused for hours. However, if you don't want their attempts at being mini-Picassos to end up your walls, you can take advice from the designer Roselind Wilson, and add bright faux drips of paint to the walls for a surprising and fun element to their room. You never know, with an element this creative in their room, your child may wind up becoming the next modernist painter!
City life unfortunately means the stars aren't as radiant and bright as they are in the country. And whilst city life has its benefits, there is a certain magic and mystery that comes when you can look up at a pitch black sky and see the stars twinkling in all their glory. On the other hand, if you children have a love for the outdoors, but don't get to camp nearly as often as they'd like, why not replicate the same experience for them in the confines of their own bedroom? This gorgeous little bed which resembles a tent, is a fun and exciting element to a bedroom. Normally, getting your kids to go to bed is a challenge, but when their bed looks like this, we have no doubt they'll be under the covers waiting for a story and their kiss goodnight. There is one more surprise in store which you will need to look closely to see. See those dangling bulbs from the top? That's right, your little ones can doze off thinking they're under the starry night sky.
Wall stickers are one of the biggest trends in home decorating this year because they are both decorative and functional. Children change their minds very quickly; Batman might be their ultimate one week, the next it's Spiderman. So, to keep up with their ever-changing idols and heroes, you can apply these wall stickers, which are super easy to put up, and just as easy to remove. The beauty is that they leave no residue behind, so you can rest assured your newly painted walls will continue to clean and fresh.
Why not go all out and decorate the walls with a fun and contemporary version of wallpaper? As you can see here, this overlay of green and blue stripes resembles a forest of tangled trees and vines. Perhaps there are fairies hidden inside the mishmash of lines, or secrets that only your kids can hear. Whatever it is, you can be sure their imagination will run wild! Green is a calming colour, which means it is perfect for a bedroom. But if you are tight on space, and want your little one to study and pursue their creative dreams in the same room, adding texture and pattern is a great way to liven up the room. This wallpaper creates the perfect balance between sleep and creativity, and they will surely be the envy of their friends!
After the cot stage is over, some parents investigate the financial benefits of buying a double bed for their kids, instead of upgrading to a a single bed. Sure, once their early teenage years are over and sleep overs become more prevalent, having the extra room for one person is a great idea. It also means a new bed won't have to be purchased once they outgrow the first. If this is the case, a simple bed frame and quality mattress should be chosen. Given that this is an investment piece, you want to ensure it is of high quality, and will withstand the test of fashion and time. As pictured, you can just imagine how easy it is to work this white timber framed bed into any colour scheme or style.
If you prefer your kids room to match into the already muted colour scheme of your home, you can add quirky little details in the same tones to ensure a uniform look is achieved. Here, we have some cleverly placed Bavarian cuckoo clocks on the wall, and a neat little reading chair. The bed, which is actually a day bed, has ample storage space underneath to ensure toys, books and trinkets can be safely stowed away after use. This room is a great hybrid and middle ground between parents and kids.