Children grow so quick it’s hard to keep track of their interests! Originally the kids were sharing a room and I had to try and personalise a room for 2 different ages and genders. But now they have their own rooms I’ve tried to keep the colour and design fairly neutral so that accessories and theme can be changed easily. I showed my sons room in a previous post how to decorate a room that can grow with your child.
Paint the walls – a neutral colour but not a boring cream, shades of grey can look lovely for both a boy and a girl. Adding pictures or posters in frames can be a great way to add interest and easy to change.
Make a feature wall – if the bedroom is large it’s nice to wallpaper a feature wall to add a bit of interest, but stick to something subtle that isn’t themed such as stars, spots or stripes. Go for the wall behind the bed or if the room is long and thin, go for the wall facing you as you enter the room.
Storage – all kids rooms need good storage, again go for neutral colours that can be incorporated into many different themes. This is key to keeping the room easy to use and somewhere the child wants to spend time in. Storage that is easy to reach and that doubles up as a surface for displaying pictures and the latest Lego creation can give character to a room and later can hold the tv, computer, gaming console when the time comes!
Textiles – this is the greatest way to bring a theme in, curtains or blinds in the chosen theme colours. But my favourite is bedding, it can have a huge impact on the look and there are great affordable kids bedding sets – like these – that tie in the colours and can be themed to their latest love, and are easy enough to update as the child grows and changes interest.