Sometimes it can be hard to find bedding, a room, and a theme that can grow with your child. As fun as it is to dream about the different kinds of rooms we would like our children to have, bringing them to life can be time consuming and involve a lot of hard work.
Choosing a Design Theme for a Child’s Bedroom
We recently purchased some bunk beds, and I wanted to redo my son’s room, but was stumped on a theme. Something like trains or transportation seemed too young, and sports seemed too popular. I like each of my children to have a room that is unique to them—that says something about their personality. I finally stumbled across some cute bedding at The Land of Nod, and knew that a Rock and Roll room was the way to go. Not only that, but a local store that sells a whole host of antique-like “junk” (for lack of a better word) had a bunch of old concert posters, record covers, and even some photographs of famous musicians. Because of the style of the room, I hung all of these treasures with tacks, making the art work and accessories pretty inexpensive.
My little guy has always liked music and instruments (just like his dad) and it seemed like a theme and room that could grow with him. I could see an older child having this room, but at the same time, it seemed like something a kid would like as well.
Choosing a Room Color
After I got the bedding I went to the paint store to pick a color–sometimes the hardest task. A lot of time we know what color we want, but get confused by the shade. If you tend to shy away from a lot of color, a good idea is to find the color that matches on a color card, and then drop it down a few shades if you want something lighter. Remember, color always goes on a little bit darker. If you love color, don’t be afraid to go for it! A child’s rooms is a great place to experiment and pick out some fun colors—it is not your kitchen or your dining room—something you have to “live” in every day. Besides, you can always blame the bad or loud color choice on them. I was a little bit nervous looking at the bright teal-blue I picked, but in the end I am glad that I went with it.
The room, the bedding, and of course, the bunk beds were a huge hit! My daughter has decided to move in for the time being as well, and there is nothing cuter than Evan reading books to Addy from the top-bunk.