With spring in full swing that often means one thing around the home; the ultimate spring clean. As well as getting rid of all of the dust and cobwebs that have sneaked up over the last few winter months, spring is also a great time to inject some life into areas of your home that are looking a little lifeless. You can do this by tweaking or redesigning areas of your home that you’re getting a bit bored and tired of.
We all know children grow scarily fast; one minute they’re a babe in arms and the next they’re off to university. For this reason, it’s often our children’s bedrooms that need a rethink according to their ages and their latest hobbies and interests. Children spend a lot of time in their bedroom. Used for sleeping, playing and working, it’s only fair that their space should be a reflection of their little personalities.
Here are a few different children’s bedroom style ideas for you to reinvent this spring:
White, clean and minimalist: Scandi style is so in right now and suits a variety of ages of a child’s life, from newborn onwards. Choose a natural palette for the room; a lick of fresh white paint on the walls will go a long way. Light wooden flooring will make space feel bigger, not forgetting a textured rug for warmth and comfort for when your child plays on the floor. The Scandi philosophy of combining a relaxed look with tidiness is an attractive aspiration for parents – so invest in plenty of bedroom storage in order to make it a reality. Keep the room uncluttered by accessorising with things that also have a function.
Classic and timeless: If your home is traditional and you’re opting for a classic bedroom you may want to stick with classic furniture that will stand the test of time. Children usually need more space for folded clothes than hanging space, so invest in a solid chest of drawers which can be hand painted to fit any colour scheme. When it comes to colour, start with a soft neutral shade and bring in personality with wallpaper and soft furnishings.
Think pink: Soft pinks and light neutrals are a traditional but winning combination for a little girl’s room. Girls love a sleepover, so why not include a bunk bed or a bed with a pull-out mattress? Julian Bowen beds from Childrens Bed Shop have a variety of beds for you to choose from, for example.
Jungle adventure: Whether you make a statement with paint effects (think large stenciled mountains) or you just create your jungle vibe through curtains and bedding, your child is sure to love this tropical paradise. Why not accessorise with a few jungly looking plants? Don’t forget to add monkeys, elephants and parrots to complete the look!
Vintage dreamland: Think distressed furniture or that has been revamped with paint or even wallpaper. A vintage style world map as a feature wall is educational as well as fun. Incorporate dolls houses, train sets and rocking horses – wooden accents that are beautiful as well as functional. Add colour, pattern and magical touches through fabric, lighting, artwork and quirky accessories.
Kids need space to just be kids. Where they can giggle, make believe, hop around – and then settle in for a good night’s sleep after all that fun. Because that’s how they learn and grow and become who they are. Create a safe, creative and comfortable space for your most important people in the world. Perking up a few rooms can be really refreshing at this time of year so why not give it a go?