Top tips for decorating your child’s nursery, bedroom, or playroom

25/05/2015

When we discuss the decorating of a child’s room, whether it’s a nursery, bedroom, or playroom, we find that parents have many of the same requirements. Essentially they want their child’s space to be;

  • Safe
  • Fun
  • Educational
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Practical

When planning a project for a child’s space we try to satisfy all of the above requirements; it’s actually easier than you think. You can find out more about our approach here. Much of it comes down to selecting the right materials and coming up with a design that is adaptable and lasts until the child is a little older, therefore avoiding the need to redecorate every couple of years.

 

Materials

Choosing the right materials for the project is essential if you are looking to create an easy to maintain and practical space. Paint and wallpaper that is easy to clean, doesn’t rub off with the fingerprints and crayon marks, and is safe to use in a room designed for little people plays a big part in meeting these needs. We are always on hand to offer advice in this area but we love the Intelligent Matt Emulsion Paint Range from Little Greene. Not only does it come in a wide range of colours, but it is also easy to clean and meets ‘Toy Paint Regulations’ BS EN71-3:2013.

Flooring is also important when designing a room for a child. Wood or laminate flooring is an excellent choice when looking at ease of cleaning (it’s never been very easy to get playdough out of carpets). However, from a safety point of view is this the best choice, particularly when your child is learning to walk? This is something that will need consideration when planning the design and it’s something that we often discuss with parents during the planning process.

 

Educational Ideas

There are so many great ways to support education when decorating your child’s room. We have found some inspirational ideas on Pinterest.

 

alpThe alphabet

We loved the idea of making learning fun for kids by having the alphabet play a part in the décor. Using wooden lettering also makes it easy to make changes as your child develops.

 

 

 

reading

Reading corner

By making part of the bedroom or playroom into a fun and comfortable corner that both parents and children enjoy spending time in you are making reading, spelling, and homework more fun.

 

 

Supporting creativity

Children all go through a phase of drawing on things that they shouldn’t so why not create a space where they can express themselves? A blackboard on the wall, whether painted on or as a wall hanging, will enable your children to draw, write, and create well into their teens.

Something to bear in mind if you are planning on a painted blackboard wall is that the quality of the paint used is crucial. If the paint is too thin and too many coats are required you will struggle to achieve the desired effect. Talk to us today on 01664 851 502 or complete our online form to discuss the high quality products that we recommend.

If you are looking to create the perfect space for your child, no matter what age, we can help. Contact us today on 01664 851 502 to discuss your requirements.

 

Images found here:

https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/273030796136006290/

https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/377317275003147776/