As a child is growing and developing, one thing that they need is plenty of rest. And one of the best ways to ensure that happens is to decorate your son or daughter’s room in such a way that it’s more than a place to sleep – it’s a space that’s pure magic!
If you’ve been thinking about doing some remodeling and you’d like to know some of the things that you can do in order to make your child’s bedroom fascinating, enchanted, and a place where their imagination can soar, both day and night, here are five tips to consider:
String some lights. One thing that you might want to think about is stringing some lights in their room. For instance, you could put some around their bedposts. Just make sure that if you do put lights there that you get the kind that are set on a timer. That way, your electricity bill will not skyrocket. Another creative idea is to make some paper lanterns to hang from their ceiling. For some tips on how to make all kinds of different lanterns, go to ArchitectureDesign.net and put “DIY paper lanterns and lamps” in the search field.
Find some glow-in-the-dark bedding. When it comes to your child’s bedding, something that they will be sure to love is the kind that glows in the dark. You can find some on eBay, but another website to definitely visit is Kids Bedding Dreams. Just go to the site and put “glow in the dark” bedding in the search field.
Add a chalkboard accent wall. An accent wall is something that brings character and dimension to any room. So why not make one for your child? In the day, they can use it to write and draw. Before they go to bed at night, you can write special messages about how much you love them. Or they can write down some of their dreams. It’s a sweet way to send any child off to sleep. You can read about how to create your own chalkboard wall by going to Do It Yourself or YouTube and putting “DIY chalkboard wall” in the search field.
Split their room in half. Being that your child will spend some of their waking hours in their bedroom as well, how about sectioning it in half? One side can be devoted to sleep. The other can be for playtime and reading. One of the easiest ways to separate one room is to have one part be hardwood flooring (the part where the bed is) and the other section be carpeted. You can even string a curtain in between both parts. Pinterest has plenty of examples of how to effectively divide a room. Just go to the site and put “dividing rooms” in the search field. As far as carpeting, carpet tiles are always great for children’s rooms. You can read more about their benefits by going to Rubber Flooring Inc. and putting “benefits of using carpet tile” in the search field.
Add a hammock swing. The more creative you are in decorating your child’s room, the more time they are going to want to spend there. So, after finding the perfect multi-purpose furniture and going to a place like Words Anywhere to get vinyl lettering for their walls, when it comes to kids’ bedroom decorating, there’s one more thing to consider: building them a hammock. Although initially it might sound like a lot of hard work, it’s actually fairly simply to do. Plus, it will be something that they’ll like to read a book in or swing inside of along with their friends. It’s a final touch that can help to make their room a truly fun and magical experience! For step-by-step instructions on how to make a child’s indoor hammock, visit Apartment Therapy or Joyful Abode and put “indoor hammock” in the search field.