Want to create a bedroom for your little one that they won’t outgrow? Check out our top tips for long-term children’s bedroom décor that can grow with them.
When you’ve spent time, effort and money on decorating your child’s bedroom, you want it to last. But as kids grow and mature, so do their interests, likes, dislikes and colour preferences. If you’re worried about investing in beautiful children’s bedroom décor that your kid will want to change in the not-so distant future, worry no more - you’re in the right place. Here, you’ll find tips on how to create a fantastic bedroom that your kids won’t outgrow quickly. That way, both your little ones and your bank balance will be happy!
Choose a mature colour palette
The first thing you need to consider with long-term children’s bedroom décor is the colour palette. While their favourite colour may be neon green or bright pink right now, this is likely to change in the years to come. Instead of painting all the walls in a vibrant shade, opt for a neutral colour palette that will carry your small child right through their adolescent years. For instance, you could choose pale yellows, creams, soft greys or blues. If your little one is insistent on incorporating bright colour into their room, you could do this through soft furnishings and accessories like bedding, cushions, light fittings or decorations. That way, it’ll be easy to update if and when they outgrow that colour scheme.
Select disposable decorations
Your child’s interests are likely to change as they grow older. They may love trains or dinosaurs right now, but that’s likely to change in the years to come. While you’ll want to inject their personality into the space, you can do this without making permanent or long-term design decisions. For example, a train-themed children’s bedroom décor or mural on their bedroom wall may be a nice idea but it will take time and effort to change later down the line. Instead, you could incorporate their favourite things using removable wall stickers or hanging signs.
Invest in timeless fitted furniture
Make sure your children’s bedroom furniture withstands the test of time by investing in high-quality pieces. Often, low-quality furniture will need updating regularly as it succumbs to inevitable wear and tear, which can cost a lot of money in the long run. On the other hand, high-end furniture made from premium materials will last for many years to come, giving you more use for your money. For instance, fitted wardrobes are durable and practical, and are a stylish way to make the most of every inch of space. Whether you have a sloping ceiling or awkward corner, they can be made bespoke to suit your room.
Incorporate plenty of storage space
Of course, miniature children’s bedroom furniture is cute - but will be useless when your little one becomes a teenager. For this reason, it’s worth investing in sensible and stylish storage solutions that they can get plenty of use out of – whatever their age. Make sure to choose children’s bedroom storage that’s versatile and can house different items as they grow up. For example, you could install a smart shelving system with pull-out baskets that could house toys now, and toiletries, make-up or tech later down the line. Creating quality storage spaces will also help to keep clutter at bay – until they are a teenager at least!
If you’re keen to create a beautiful kids’ bedroom that can grow and adapt with them, we’re here to help. We have over 90 years’ experience in the industry and know exactly how to make the most of their space with our bespoke fitted and sliding wardrobes. We can create innovative children’s bedroom storage that will work for you and your little ones – both now and into the future. To find out more, get in touch with us today or book a free design visit and we can talk you through your options for creating a practical, comfortable and enjoyable children’s bedroom.
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