Decorating your child's bedroom

Children's bedrooms are a place full of magic and mystery where imaginations soar and where new and exciting adventures are played out so having the perfect bedroom to compliment their personality is essential.


The easiest and most cost effective way to decorate a child's bedroom is to accessorise it with a theme. For a new born baby girl it could be placing a pretty pink border around the walls or using Winnie The Pooh stickers on the wardrobes or door. For a little boy it could be cars painted on the walls or pirate stickers around the room. Co-ordinating, mixing and matching different objects in the room can make a stunning display which will stimulate your child’s imagination.


As your child gets older and their choice of cartoon character changes from Teletubbies to Ben 10 so can their bedroom without the great expense of having to change the furniture using removable wall stickers which can also liven up wardrobe doors and storage.


Choosing kids bedding that depicts your child’s favourite TV or film character is a great way to introduce colour and invoke a theme throughout the room. Allowing the child to choose the character and some of the accessories that they wish to have in their room makes them feel part of the redecoration process and feel that they are making it their room. Using storage decorated in the theme will help encourage them to keep their rooms tidy.


You don’t have to go for a character themed of the room … a colour or a sports team is another way to coordinate the bedroom. This is particularly worth thinking about if your child’s favourite TV or film character changes frequently. Most girls love the colour pink, so to allow them to accessorise using different shades will help them to understand colour and how it works together however they may choose yellow or even blue and the same principles apply. If you are building the room around a football team you could choose a few key pieces of themed merchandise and then use the team colours to decorate and accessorise the rest of the bedroom.


It is important that the children understand that they can not have everything that they desire in their bedroom, so it might be a good idea to set a budget and let them know how much it will cost for each item that they would like. This way they are learning to take responsibility for what goes into the room and how much it all costs. This is great for the older children, as it will help them to understand the price of material things.


The most important thing about redecorating your children's bedroom is to have lots of fun during the planning and in the decoration stage then when it is all finished everyone can sit back and admire the work knowing that they all had a hand in creating it.