You’re finally a parent – and, oh boy, what a feeling! You’re constantly thinking about the little one, never going a minute without wondering where she is and what she’s up to. You also take her everywhere.
Unfortunately, you feel that the little girl’s room needs a face-lift. Perhaps it feels too dull for your liking, or maybe the kid has complained about it. So, you’re on the search for creative ways to decorate her room within budget. We’ve rounded up six excellent tips to consider.
1. Keep it simple
The first thing when decorating a kid’s room is to keep it very simple. There are two main reasons why. First, kids need plenty of room to play. They’ll be running around every second that they’re awake. You don’t want them tripping on wires or knocking over furniture are they move around. Secondly, keeping things simple also allows you to keep the project within budget. Otherwise, you may find yourself with a $10,000 bill.
The best part is that you can update the décor and all the elements as the child grows. You can even change the bed and other furniture as they become older.
2. Focus on play
All kids do is play. There’s not much else. So, overburden yourself with items that may not contribute to their play. For instance, a massive artwork on the wall will only help you – not the kid. If you want to help the kid, allow them to create and update their own art gallery. You also can frame some of their work on their wall to inspire them.
If you must go a little further, consider an inbuilt rock-climbing wall or bunk bed slide. These are functional items that the kid can safely play with at any time. A ceiling suspended cargo new would also be a valuable addition. Just make sure it’s secure.
3. Make it kid-friendly
It’s a child’s room – don’t turn it into a space station. Kids love color, and they want all kinds of toys. But most importantly, they want these items in fitting sizes. So, don’t bring a whole sofa into the room. It won’t help much. Instead, find a baby-sized stool and couches and a baby-size bed. Also, make sure the toys are age-appropriate. Low bins, easy-to-access hooks, and open shelving are other ideas to help you create a toddler-friendly space.
The point is that it allows them to enjoy their play without exposing them to unnecessary danger. If you run out of ideas, simply put yourself in the little one’s shoes.
4. Add a touch of magic to the room
Kids are an interesting lot. They see the world completely differently than adults. Whereas most adults don’t tolerate the idea of magic, nothing excites the young ones more than imagination and magic. So, why not add a touch of magic into your little princess’ room? It would mean the world to her.
Wondering how? It’s easy. For example, you can find an inexpensive pack of glow-in-the-dark ceiling starts for as little as $5. You can use them to create a fairy nest for the little one. Colorful circus flags are another option. It will keep the little busy for the better part of the day.
5. Be good with storage
We’ve already mentioned the need to keep things simple and provide ample space for the little one to run around safely. One thing you’ll need to execute this plan is astute storage. Since kids have all kinds of toys, books, and clothes, things can quickly get out of hand if you’re not good with storage.
Fortunately, designers have developed excellent storage techniques to help parents tuck most things away while still providing sufficient access to the items your baby needs most. For instance, wall-hugging book rails can help keep their books in order. Furniture with built-in storage can also help tuck away some items.
6. Color it
We kept the most important tip for last – color. Kids love color. You’ll be surprised, but they even love the dull colors many adults often avoid. However, since you can’t give them all the colors they want, it’s often advisable to focus on the ones they’re most excited about. You’ll find that out quickly based on the items they interact with most in the home.
Whatever you bring into the room, make sure it’s in their favorite color, though you want to mix things up as much as possible to spice up the environment. Whether it’s a new set of pencils or shoes, don’t forget to make it colorful. Of course, the wall must be brightly colored too.
Time to Give it a try
As you can see, there are endless ways to decorate a child’s room. You just need to rediscover your creative inner-self.