By Enza Maria Drago

Decorating your child’s room is one of the most exciting, yet stressful experiences a parent will have to face. You will have to cater with the demands of what your child wants and what is practical. You look at a room feeling so overwhelmed and ask yourself “where the heck should I begin?” Well then, reading this will help ease that stress and help you understand that this can be a fun activity for you and your child to do together.

The first thing you should do before you begin any project is the measure the space of the room that you are decorating. You must make a plan on what size furniture should be bought and where it should be placed.  Doing this first is important because it can help you dictate where you place the decorations. It is also important that you pay attention to the color of the room because it should correlate with the kind of furniture you pick. For instance, if you have light walls you should pick darker furniture and vice versa.  

If your child is old enough to help, have them be involved in picking the colors of the walls. I recommend leaning towards colors on the lighter side without being super bright; lighter colors will make the room appear bigger and brighter. You can also make it fun for your child and use paint and stencils to create designs or words on the wall. If you do decide to do this, make sure not to use too much paint or it will drip onto the walls underneath the stencil but the technique is simple enough for your child to participate in this activity. There are so many options you can use for decorating such as creating borders using wallpaper. I also love the idea of using vinyl decals, you can get words, shapes, or other designs that you can put on the wall.

You can decorate the floor too! The obvious choice that many parents often use is rugs. If your child doesn’t have carpet in his or her room, rugs are a must! For the finishing touches, I love to add a stunning piece of art. It can be a favorite photo or even your child’s art work. I also like to place bookshelves in the child’s room, this can declutter the room because the child can place all their school books there and he/she will also have a place for reading!

Image from a Bedford Interior Design client

As owner and designer rom Bedford Interior Design I find it most fun decorating kid’s rooms. Decorating children’s rooms has always artistically challenged me and I love every minute of it. The best part of owning a business is meeting people and best part is always working with their children and bringing their vision to life.

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