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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Room to grow: children’s bedrooms

Whether it is due to changing tastes or the changing ages of those inhabiting them, children’s bedrooms will inevitably require updates over time.

Transforming a child’s bedroom is a chance to let your creativity run wild, while working together to create a space your child will love to spend time in. Whether you are starting from scratch or building on an existing space, you want to design a room that will grow with your child.

British Paints product manager, Nick Walsh, shares some tips to personalise a child’s bedroom and ensure it stands the test of time.

Keep your main paint colour simple

Creating a base that will stand the test of time is the easiest way to give your child’s newly decorated space longevity. Lighter colours like whites and greys are perfect building blocks for a great bedroom and won’t date over the years.

If your child wants to customise their space, then consider creating a feature wall to inject some fun and personality through colour. When possible, position your feature wall behind the bed to ensure it catches your eye the minute you walk into the room.

If you have opted for a warm tone colour for the room’s base, use a complementing warm tone for a feature wall to make the room feel balanced. Ideally, select a colour that you can add touches of throughout the room with accessories.

Choose multipurpose furniture pieces

When selecting pieces of furniture to add to your freshly painted room, pick pieces that have multiple purposes and will be well used. For example, a bed with pull-out drawers will not only allow for greater storage space but will also provide a clutter-free space where kids can play.

Bring the space to life with some art

Wall stickers and murals may look stylish but they can be difficult to remove after a few years, often pulling off paint or causing cracks. Instead, bring the space to life with art and posters that you can easily switch in and out to match your child’s interests.

Large poster frames are an ideal and cost-effective way to add a personal touch and will allow you to effortlessly change the feel of the room by swapping out old artwork for new, more age-appropriate pieces.

Be playful with accessories

Rugs, cushions and throws are a great way to add pops of colour to a room, while making it feel cosy. Aside from soft furnishings, inexpensive touches like battery-operated fairy lights or glow-in-the-dark stars are an easy way to bring a sense of magic to the room and are guaranteed to have children spending hours in their new space.

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