Trying to decide the ornamentation of the best possible living environment for your child can be stressful and confusing, none more so for the first time parent. When faced with such decisions, you may find your mind going completely blank even if you had already conceived plans for your little one’s room. After all, parents don’t want to make even the smallest mistake, and the proper decoration for your kids never seems like much of a big deal until you’re there in that moment.
It’s important in these circumstances to take a proverbial deep breath. No, your child will not be irrevocably damaged by some bad decoration. Nonetheless, you want to be the best parent you can be and provide an engaging, stimulating, and comforting living space for your child. Only you will know how to do this best, but for some inspiration, check out these list of five tips for decorating your child’s room!
- Wall Transfers
We’re all definitely fickle in our choice of decor –– even for our own bedrooms –– and kids are the most fickle of all. Your kid might pester you about constant and seemingly big changes in the decoration of their room, but you don’t have to necessarily commit too hard. Removable wall transfers are becoming more affordable and the variety of styles and colors are growing in variety by the day. Introducing your kid to these will give them freedom of expression without leaving you a huge mess to clean later.
- Let them Help
It’s important to give your kids some creative control to make them feel like it’s truly their room. If you’re painting a piece of furniture that you know your child will grow out of in due time, let them take the lead on how to decorate it. This will stimulate their creativity and give you a fun activity to do together.
- Coloration and Lighting
Absolute lighting is important, but you may need a reading light. You may also need a nightlight. Children’s minds are young and sensitive and need careful stimulation. Experiment differently with the levels of lighting in your child’s room. For further excitement, look into projection based lighting such as star projectors or a rainbow suncatcher.
- Keep Things at Their Height
Remember that you’re designing a room for your kid. If you’re designing things out of their reach, they’re bound to get frustrated. Furthermore, making your child’s room readily available for access and interaction will increase their organization skills.
- Create a Creative Space
This one definitely sounds scary. When it comes to kids, a creative space might amount to the same thing as a constantly regenerating mess. However, creativity is important in a growing mind. Try to create an area that would be easy to maintain for your child to engage in any creative behavior and they’ll learn in time to use only that space. And who knows, you may very well wind up being responsible for one of the next great artists of the world!
Author Bio: Grace Li is a freelance writer from Omaha, Nebraska. She’s been published across many digital platforms for her expertise in party planning and DIY. When she isn’t working on DIY projects with her two daughters, she’s volunteering at her local pet shelter.