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Children change their minds so often, and with all the colours of the rainbow to choose from and more it is no surprise their favourite colour could change tomorrow and the day after. Therefore, it is always important to consider how you can incorporate colour into your child’s bedroom without having to worry about having to redecorate every couple of months.
The reality is that in the world of a child, today’s favourite colour will be tomorrow’s ‘oh I’ve changed my mind’. Let’s face it, they are a little indecisive to say the least so when it comes to designing your child’s bedroom you need a fresh approach.
If you accept that your children will change their minds about colour schemes like the wind changes how do you broach the subject?
Firstly, throw out the idea about colour schemes and design themes. They cost money, serious money, and more importantly they tie you into a look that you can’t change unless you dump all your fixtures and fittings in one go. A great way to use colour is to use it through accessories rather than furniture or paint and wallpaper as this means it will be less expensive to replace when you choose to redecorate.
Oh, and the other point is, it’s their room not your opportunity to try out your interior design talents as a potential next career move. Seriously, it is their room so let them fill it with whatever colours they want, you just need to make sure you can respond to changing fads with the utmost ease. Stick to easily painted wall colours. Leave your woodwork white, it’s clean and does not need to be changed with every new request for a new room decor and it also goes with every colour you’ll find on Dulux’s colour charts. You may also want to bear in mind which style and colours of furniture you’re going to go for as well as any bedroom sets.
Against your white woodwork, with a tin of paint, you can create maximum impact for minimum spend and practically no effort. Don’t feel the need to theme your soft furnishings, most children just don’t get it. Concentrate on creating useful spaces for storage, homework and for creative play and you will find your child is more than happy. Then, when tomorrow’s latest idea takes hold and there is a desire to change, all you need is a new pot of paint and the time it needs to emulsion a few walls.