As a parent, you want to give your child everything that would make their childhood easier and more enjoyable. While you, of course, need to provide the basics for them, you often want the chance to do so much more.
With this idea, you probably don’t want to just give your child a room. After all, even an adult would be unhappy with a bare room.
However, you don’t want to give your child the same room as all their friends. Your child is unique and, in turn, you want them to have a room that reflects their personality and interests that they love. To help you find the best design, in this article, we are going to look at 10 creative ways to decorate your child’s bedroom.
1. Chalkboard Wall
One of the best and easiest ways to decorate your child’s room is to turn a wall into a chalkboard. This allows your child to do what every child wishes they could – draw on the walls! This is also a great way to create a lasting look for your child’s room because the content on the chalkboard can be changed to suit your child’s interests.
It’s rather easy to create a chalkboard wall because you can buy special paint that transforms your wall immediately. However, you will want to be sure to spackle and sand your wall before you apply the paint. If your wall isn’t smooth, it’ll be much more difficult to write on it later.
2. Make Everything the Right Height
Another thing that can make a child’s room feel more personal to them is to ensure that everything is tailored to their height. Using specific children’s furniture, you can make it so that they can reach everything they need.
In addition, though, this can help to encourage kids to keep their room clean. If they can reach everything they need to put it away, they are more likely to keep their room clean. On the other hand, if they need help to reach everything they want to take out or put away, they’re more tempted to leave their things out.
3. Decorative Stickers
Wall stickers aren’t anything new. In fact, most of those who are parents now probably still remember having glow-in-the-dark stars on their own ceilings as a child. However, the options when it comes to choosing a wall sticker have changed immensely.
For one, you can now personalize wall stickers to fit your child’s interest. You can order these online and then place them wherever works best in your child’s room. If your child grows out of these designs, don’t worry! Many are made for easy removal.
4. Make Your Own Pillows
When it comes to pillows and blankets in your child’s bedroom, you can make things a little more unique by custom-making your own. This way, you can use a child’s favorite colors, fabrics, or designs to create something you won’t find anywhere else. If you are new to sewing or worried about your skill level, don’t get overwhelmed. While a full quilt may take more time or skill, a cushion cover or pillowcase are some of the easiest projects you can learn how to do.
5. Make Photos Unique
Simply pinning photos to a corkboard can get boring after a while. After all, it’s a concept that has been present in everyone’s life at some point or another. Instead, try something new with your photos. One interesting idea is to get a photo blown up and then separate sections of the photo into different, adjacent frames.
6. Hang Drawings from a Wire
For young children especially, creating artwork is just another part of the day. To showcase these creations, try hanging them on a string or wire instead of simply pinning them to a wall. Much like the idea behind changing how you present photos, this can shake up the standard look of a child’s creation in their bedroom.
7. Get Unique with Storage
If you have things all over your floor and falling out of your closet, it isn’t as relaxing to hang out in your room. The same can be said for many children. While they may have more trouble staying organized, this doesn’t always mean they enjoy being messier.
There are plenty of unique options to keep your child’s room organized. From something as simple storage tubs to more interesting options such as ceiling nets for stuffed animals, even small changes can help organization and make a room more attractive.
8. Glow-in-the-Dark Paint
Just as we mentioned glow-in-the-dark ceiling stars earlier, there are plenty of unique options to keep a child’s room intriguing to them even after the lights are out. Glow-in-the-dark paint is a great option because you can use it to create whatever you want instead of being limited to predetermined shapes. This is a particularly good option if children are afraid of the dark.
9. Create an “Office” Space
While your kids probably aren’t filing their taxes, giving them a small “office” space in their room is worth the time. For one, they can do their homework or draw at the desk, giving them space to work. It can also make a child feel more treated like an adult which many children enjoy.
10. Make a Headboard
Another surprisingly easy DIY is a headboard. You can create an interesting option by using some of your child’s favorite t-shirts. This way, they can keep their favorite shirts even once they’ve outgrown them.
Suhana Morgan says
I think in the office or home reading room a slim chair is perfect. Because it saves storage area. Am I right?
In many cases, an office is limited in space. Trying to find the best floor plan to make the most of what you have can be very challenging
Sam Gibson says
I appreciate your point about how pillows and blankets can create a unique look in your child’s bedroom. Since my wife and I don’t have the time, experience, or tools to make our own pillows or blankets, we’ll have to look for unique pieces online. My daughter loves flamingos, so hopefully, we can find something along those lines.
Sam Gibson says
I love your tip about hanging your children’s artwork from wire instead of just putting them up on the wall. My wife and I are hoping to decorate our son’s bedroom soon. We’re hoping to find a good furniture store that sells complete sets. We’re hoping to find something that will give it a timeless feel that he’ll be happy with.
As a mother of two, I never pay attention to their bedroom decoration. After reading this post, I realized that I really need to redo their bedroom! Thanks for sharing. Will def steal some of your ideas.
Gavin Jones says
I love the chalkboard wall! My niece had one in her bedroom and she absolutely loves it!
Definitely make sure you have a smooth wall first as it’s not so easy to draw on if it has lumps and bumps!
Afton Jackson says
I like the idea of turning one of our walls into a chalkboard. My teenage son is creative and that could help him a lot. We had medical experts check him with asthma when he was young too so that’s all cleared. We will need an interior expert in bedroom design who can help us out with this.
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Happy Hiller says
I have always wanted to turn a regular wall into a chalkboard! This is a fantastic idea!
Manco Painting says
These are great decor ideas! Thank you for sharing!
Boulevard Urban Living, LLC says
Great Tips, Thanks for sharing. Keep Posted!
Kids are an excellent joy of family life, but one thing which will be difficult is decorating a bedroom of somebody that grows so quickly before your eyes! I’m massive on gender neutral design and searching at this room. My top tip for decorating kids bedrooms is to maximize storage and to stay things simple, kids change their mind and obtain tired of tons of things very quickly, we’ve all been there!
Thanks for sharing this article really all the information was very helpful for me.I am now
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Shahbaz Sayyed says
I really liked the idea of “chalkboard wall”. It’s like giving your child the freedom to draw whatever they like on their bedroom walls.
My 6 y/o enjoys coloring the walls with crayons which honestly messes up the walls of our house.
I think this idea will help with her desire to draw on the walls without messing up our whole house.
Thank you very much for sharing these ideas with us!
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