While we love the summer sun, there’s nothing like throwing open the windows and letting in the light for exposing every wall scuff and tatty corner in our children’s bedrooms!
If the sunny weather has got you itching to revamp a bedroom or nursery, here are some quick tips to bear in mind.
Okay so it’s not so much a decorating tip but clutter is the main offender when it comes to a bedroom looking a bit tired and drab. Instead of redecorating a whole room, simply investing in some stylish wall storage can make a huge difference to decor, as well as giving you plenty of space to hide away toys and clutter.
If you’re working in a small space or to a budget, it’s easy to feel stifled by your limitations. Instead, see them as an opportunity to get creative. There are plenty of low cost ways you can change up a bedroom entirely – check out these free wall decals, for example, for a great way to introduce an exciting bedroom theme without breaking the bank.
Keep It Simple
When decorating a child’s bedroom, it can be tempting to go all out with colours and patterns. In fact, a basic neutral palette with colourful accessories looks far more fun and fashionable. For decorating on a budget, opt for a neutral children’s room set and introduce colour and interest via bedding and accessories. That way, the next time you want to redecorate, you can just swap out all the accessories to introduce a whole new theme – rather than having a complete overhaul.
Add a Focal Point
In the same vein, choosing one focal point for a child’s room is a great idea if you don’t want it to look cluttered or if you’re working in a small space. A fun and eye-catching accessory, like wigwams and teepees, will draw the eye and give you a focal point from which to work on your theme.
Make Life Easy
Perhaps the most important decorating tip for parents is to remember that your child will be living in this room! It’s easy to get caught up in the way a room looks when planning decorations but it needs to be liveable too. Little things like wipeable wallpaper or paint, a moppable floor with a rug (rather than a carpet which is harder to clean), and easy-to-access storage can all make a huge difference.