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C&G's Guide to Restyling Children's Bedrooms For Every Age
Creating a space that your kids love and that they can call their own offers them an early sense of independence and pride. As they grow, their tastes change, so giving your kids’ rooms a revamp can bring their space up to date with who they are. Today, C&G share fun ways to restyle your kids’ bedrooms.
- Bubs & Toddlers
When toys dominate every floor in the house and diapers and clothes take up most of the cupboard and storage space, a bedroom for a baby or toddler needs as much space as possible. While loft beds are a great way to give your kids an exciting new bedroom without too much fuss, they can create extra floor space and room for play. This extra floor space means plenty of room for toy trunks, wardrobes and storage boxes.
A desk area or reading nook placed in the corner or large windowsill can help teach young children how to be alone and enjoy their own company, also giving them a space to care for and tidy up themselves. By teaching your kids that everything has a place, you may be able to enjoy tidier bedrooms and more orderly playtime!
In terms of decor, a feature wall with a fun wallpaper print can be a simple way to bring colour and joy to the room without major costs or effort. You can update the wallpaper as your child grows or choose to always start fresh with white painted walls underneath.
2. Times Are Changin’
As younger ones start to grow up so do their style, interests and behaviours. Such changes will likely influence what they’d like their bedroom to be. As you move away from loft beds, regular bed frames with storage space beneath can maximise space in the room. Or perhaps another sibling arrived and with limited rooms in the house, a shared room may be in order. Therefore, think about bunk beds to free up extra space in a crowded room.
At this older age, your child may have much more specific interests, and become very keen on channelling these in their bedroom aesthetic. Beware though! Their interests at ages 9-13 are unlikely to last long, so ensure any changes you make are easily adaptable. Try to keep the overall feel quite neutral, and use things like temporary wall stickers and posters, novelty bedding or low-cost accessories to add personality without full commitment to action heroes or Disney princesses.
3. The Teen Years
As your child’s teens progress, their tastes will become more aligned with adulthood. At this point, they may wish to neutralise brighter colours and get rid of any reminders of their younger years. They may have grown out of juvenile posters, wallpaper and trinkets by this age. A fresh lick of paint and some new bedding and accessories will help bring teenager bedroom designs bang up to date and give them the sense of independence they’re craving. Think about their age and schooling – try matching appropriate study equipment with a desk, chair, organisational space, filing drawers and bookcase, while eliminating any distractions like tech games and tv.
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