All children need is a bed in their room, no creativity, no thought put into their bedroom, right? I think we can do better than that without spending excessive amounts of money. I have seen ideas where it is obvious that the furniture and themed accessories to a child’s room cost entirely more than necessary.
You might have just one child in a room or have four. You might have to be creative and original in how the beds are stacked. Paint adds color and there is a myriad of ways to paint a child’s room in attractive ways that make their room a homey place.
5 Tips for Decorating Your Child’s Room:
1. Paint the room with semi-gloss paint so the walls are washable. You might be able to find prices slashed on discontinued colors. Paint each wall (or two) a different bright attractive color. Paint the molding a contrasting color. Sponge paint the lower half, or one wall, or all of the walls as this is attractive and covers a multitude of finger smudges. Just don’t go too dark if you are doing more than the bottom half.
2. Dressers or desks can be painted a contrasting color to match the color scheme in the room. This is a great way of updating an old dresser and making it look attractive. There are all sorts of other things (like stenciling) that could be added.
3. Wallpaper Border can be added in the middle where sponge painting ends or at the top of the room. There are often discounted samples that can be purchased. A border is a great way of giving the room a theme when you aren’t too talented. It is much cheaper than wallpapering the whole room and easier to change when your child grows out of the border.
4. Book Shelf adds to a corner of your child’s room giving him a quiet occupation. You could also have some wicker or colored cloth bins on one or two of the shelf for a younger child with activities or stuffed animal organized for his enjoyment.
5. Toys were never kept in our children’s rooms when they were very little. Maybe some personal toys like dolls or a few trucks but most of the toys were organized in the family room closet. All the Legos, Lincoln Logs, wooden blocks and train sets, games, and Tinker Toys were in the closet. This encouraged our children to play where they could be supervised and where they could play with each other. It kept (most) of the little pieces out of their rooms (and from under beds) where there was a bigger floor area to make a mess.
The sky is the limit when making your child’s room a home. I wanted my children to like resting in their room. Reading certainly fits into a restful place to be. A child’s room is also a place for them to listen to God’s Word played over some speakers so that they hide God’s Word in their hearts.
What have you done to make your child’s room a home
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