Your child's bedroom should act as a place of comfort, where they can retreat from the pressures of everyday life and relax. It's important to create a space that they want to spend time in, that also provides them with a haven for security, and most importantly, sleep.
Their bedroom is the only place in the home that is truly theirs, and is often the place where children grow the most, both physically and mentally.
Here are some tips on how to add some personal touches and make your child's bedroom their own.
Get the kids involved
Letting your child choose their own bedroom decorarations, colour schemes and furniture helps in enhancing their individuality and self-esteem. It encourages them to develop their own personal style, and allows them to create a room they love to be in.
From the type of bed they want to sleep in, to the colour of the walls, the mirrors, photo frames and posters, through to the type of carpet or flooring – everything has the potential to be representative of who they are. Let them go wild (or at least as wild as your budget allows).
Choose the right flooring
Having great flooring is essential to making any room comfortable, and the right floors for your child's bedroom can set the tone for the entire room.
Hard flooring is generally easy to clean and designed to last. There are plenty of options to choose from, including timber, oak, water-resistant vinyl, laminate, and Australian hardwood. Hard flooring is great for warmer climates, families with pets, and may also assist with families that suffer from allergies.
If you prefer to add some warmth to the floors, carpet comes in a huge range of colours, shades and styles – from synthetic and wool, to nylon. The feeling of having warm soft cushioning under your feet will make any kid want to jump out of their bed.
Deciding on the layout
The best way to design your childs room. Photo: Supplied.
If you're a believer in Feng Shui, you might like to follow simple bedroom decorating principals – bed facing the door, but not in line with it, and space on three sides of the bed. If you're not too worried about where the bed sits, focus on safety and space creation instead.
Creating zones is a great way to differentiate sleep time from play time for kids. Have their desk in a corner on the opposite side of the room to their bed, keep furniture away from doors so they can easily open and close it, and try to create storage space where they can keep toys, out-of-season clothes, schoolwork, and so on.
Colour me up
Colour can elicit a wide range of reactions and emotions in children. It can relax, excite, heal or even anger them.
When choosing colour schemes for your child's room, while it's important you take their preferences into account, also keep in mind that different colours may have a different emotional impact.
Earthy and neutral colours are great for relaxation. That's not to say you can't go bright and bold, but be aware that some colours may not be as good for the bedroom as others. Soft yellow, green, bright blue and pink help to promote sleep, but you should avoid red and purple.
If you stick with neutral tones on the walls, but want to add a splash of colour, rugs are a fantastic way to brighten up any room.
Whatever design you choose, Carpet Court has an extensive range of flooring options for your child's room!