That special time of year is approaching fast, and though many of us still refuse to acknowledge the dreaded ‘C’ word, we can’t help but get excited. There’s nothing quite like the build up to Christmas; family visits, shopping trips and listening to festive tunes are all great fun for you and the kids, along with the all-important task of decking out the house.
Here at Lifestyleblinds, we also think it’s the perfect time to refresh your child’s bedroom. Have you ever considered gifting your kids brand new rooms for Christmas? This can be an exciting project for the whole family in the build up to the big day. If your children are older, they can really get stuck in with planning colour schemes and selecting furnishings. And for the little ones, they’ll just be excited for Father Christmas to see their brand new bedroom when he pops in!
Of course, when it comes to decorating a child’s room, there’s a lot to be considered. That’s why we’ve created a list of our top five things that matter when creating a safe and stylish children’s bedroom.
Grow with them
It goes without saying that children grow up fast and their tastes change rapidly. To ensure that you don’t waste money on decorating a bedroom that they’ll soon grow out of, try to stick to neutral colours and timeless furniture. This will allow you to accessorise accordingly, adding points of interest through colourful bed spreads, rugs and ornaments. When the time comes, decorations can be easily switched up without breaking the bank. After all, your five year old princess may adore her pastel pink room now, but in a couple of years time she might be more interested in football!
Strong and sturdy
Kids will be kids, and accidents are bound to happen. If budget allows, invest in robust furniture that can withstand bouncy boys and lively sleepovers. Staple pieces include the bed, wardrobe and desk, which when looked after can last for years. It’s also a clever idea to avoid pale carpets that are unforgiving of spillages; instead, choose a darker floor covering, or even better, select laminate. Wipe clean is always best when it comes to kids!
Storage solutions that work
Most parents dream of sparkling clean bedrooms, but in reality, it’s much easier said than done. Choose clever storage solutions such as stacked up trunks, ottomans and storage cubes, which will help to keep the clutter at bay. During the decoration process, be sure to involve your child when choosing these items, and decide together where toys, books and clothes should be stored. And remember, when kids have bedrooms that they truly love, they’ll be much more inclined to keep them tidy!
Let his personality shine through
Even the tightest budgets can afford small changes that make a world of difference. Have you considered a homemade pin board, decorated photo frames or simply changing the nobs on furniture? These tiny tasks are heaps of fun to do together, and can also completely change the look of a bedroom. Get crafty and create accessories that reflect your child’s personality and favourite hobbies, such as themed bunting and funky wall decals. We also love the idea of framing your child’s very best masterpieces, and creating a wall arrangement that he’ll be proud of.
Safe and stylish cordless blinds
The most important thing to consider is your child’s safety in her bedroom, which is why our cordless roller blinds are the best solution. These child friendly blinds remove the risk of pull cords, while still providing excellent coverage and light control. We also have a huge range of different colours and designs available, so you and your child can choose the very best blind to suit. Take a look at our selection of child-friendly, cordless roller blinds here.
Will you be transforming your child’s room for Christmas? For help and advice about window solutions, be sure to get in touch with a member of the team on 0161 451 0290.