Kids’ bedrooms are playful, cheerful, stylish, stimulating and certainly not boring. There are so many inspiring ideas for decorating your kids’ room that will awaken the child in you, as well. From colorful and patterned to modern and artsy, there’s a world of inspiration that will help you fill their room with creativity and mesmerizing decor statements.
All things bohemian
If you’re decorating a girls’ bedroom, boho chic can be the perfect style. Focusing on romantic floral, plenty of lacy embroideries and gentle color schemes, this style can give their room a whimsical flair. What makes bohemian style also appropriate for a kids’ room is its playful and positive appeal that comes from its colors and patterns. Yet, this style is also infinitely stylish and sophisticated, so your girls will love it even when they enter their teen years.
When designing a bohemian room, you should start with a neutral base using a subtle color scheme. You can introduce an accent wall featuring a deep jewel tone for a mesmerizing effect. Afterwards, you should play with natural materials and layer rugs, floor pillows, bed covers and throw cushions. They will also provide you with an opportunity to introduce whimsical patterns such as floral. For a wow effect, you can add a beautiful bed canopy that your girls will love.
The ceiling in the focus
The ceiling is the limit when it comes to playful and stylish design possibilities for your kids’ room. You can transform it into the focal point of their bedroom, which is one of the most popular trends for 2018. For instance, you can use a surprising paint color to turn it into an accent feature. If you want to go big and bold, you can use a mesmerizing wallpaper design that your kids’ will love. From playful and colorful stripes to botanical motifs, a decorated ceiling can create a dramatic and bold effect in your kids’ room.
Lighting-inspired décor statements
Since lighting is an essential element in any room, why not get creative with it? There are mesmerizing ideas for using lighting as a stunning statement in your kids’ room. In fact, you can even create an artsy vibe with lighting. You can opt for a custom-made fixture for your kids’ room that will create a dazzling effect. For example, a bubbles pendant can be an enticing addition to an aquatic-themed kids’ bedroom while a plane pendant will charm your kids if they love making plane models. However, you’ll most likely need to install additional electrical outlets, so be sure to contact a professional electrician. Some countries, such as Australia, enforce very strict regulations concerning DIY electrical works. Therefore, it’s highly recommended to opt for experienced Sydney electrician teams, who are licenced to safely deal with any electrical work you may need.
Nothing says “wow” like wallpaper
Wallpapers are a simple and cost-effective way to create an atmosphere of playfulness in your kids’ room. You can use different designs and patterns to introduce your kids’ favorite themes and create a truly inspiring and stimulating environment. For instance, if your kids love nature and animals, you can wallpaper their room with botanical motifs. You can transform their room into a true nature hub where they can daydream about their favorite animals. You can also go with other whimsical patterns, including colorful circles, geometric designs and their favorite cartoon characters. If you go with bold wallpapers, make sure to create a balance and opt for a color scheme that will complement the wallpapers.
Another great way to add a bit of drama to your kids’ room is to opt for bold colors. In 2018, dramatic tones like navy, charcoal and teal will decorate both boys’ and girls’ bedrooms. However, other bright tones will also have their place, including bright purple and spearmint. Deep jewel tones, such as burgundy, strong purples and peacock green, will enable you to create a rich look in your kids’ bedroom, especially if you pair them with the material of the year – velvet. Don’t be afraid to go with colorful furniture, dark walls and surprising accents because it’s all about the unexpected in a kids’ room.
When designing your kids’ room, you shouldn’t limit your choices to simple designs and gentle hues. Instead, go with bold and authentic designs, mesmerizing patterns and your kids’ favorite themes to provide them with a truly inspiring environment.
About the author: Mike Johnston is a home improvement blogger, DIY enthusiast and sustainability buff from Sydney. He is a regular writer at Smooth Decorator and contributor on several interior design, real estate and eco blogs, always on the lookout for new ideas and the latest trends in these fields.