Schou. Bedroom Remodel. December 18th , 2017.
It does not matter the age of your child, these tips will help you get through the redecorating of their room as painlessly as possible. These tips are appropriate for the room you are preparing for the arrival of your first baby or for the toddler growing up into a child of for that transition to teenager. If the room is for a baby or toddler, it is a bit easier as it's more about what you want than the child, but once they are a few years old, kids have their own likes and dislikes about colours and themes, so getting their input is a good idea and a great bonding experience.
Budget. As with any renovation or decorating project, you need to have an idea of how much you want to spend on the job. In the case of something relatively simple like a bedroom makeover, you may also want to think about doing the job yourself which will (should) also save you some money.
Theme. Is there something that your child is particularly keen on, like dinosaurs or dancing or cars? It`s neither difficult nor expensive to incorporate a theme into a room, but remember that in a few years your child may have grown out of it, so carrying out the theme in such a way that it can be changed or modified without too much difficulty or expense is a good idea. Let the accessories carry the theme! Remember that if you are doing a complete makeover, things like light fittings and ceiling fans will probably need to be changed too.
Colours. The color palette for the room is directly tied to the theme, and ideally, try not to use more than 3 colors. Paint is cheap, quick and easy to apply, and easy to change at the later date when your 4–year–old daughter loves pink and purple but by age 10 likes yellow and green.
Bed. If the makeover is for a baby, the bed is an easy choice. However, if the makeover is for a toddler, think a few years down the line when a bigger bed might be needed and try to redecorate so that the bed can be changed out and the whole room still look appealing. Bunk beds or loft beds are great for space saving in a smaller room, or where more than one child uses the bedroom.
Storage. Kids always have lots of stuff, so think about cupboards, bins, and shelves so that toys, clothes, books, etc have a home even if they are not always in it. Storage bins and boxes can be fun and funky and become a feature of the room too. If there is no existing cupboard, do you want to have something built in or do you want to buy some furniture to provide storage for clothes and shoes? Adequate storage is a must!
Desk. Most kids will want to have some sort of table or desk in their room, somewhere that they can do homework or work on art projects, play games or a host of other activities. The desk can be a stand—alone piece of furniture or built in as part of a cupboard or loft bed ― there are many different options to choose from here. Again, think ahead ― if you are buying a small desk for a small child, try to work it into the room in such a way that in a few years when the child is bigger, the desk can be changed out without too much upheaval or disruption to the room.
DIY. If you are planning to do the project yourself, the easiest thing to do is move absolutely everything out of the room first. Preparation is key to a successful project! If you are not refinishing the floor, cover it completely with a drop cloth ― an old sheet will do or a tarpaulin or some plastic sheeting. Check the wall for dings and cracks and repair accordingly. Do the windows need to be resealed or repaired in any way? What about the ceiling? Is that part of the makeover? Does it need to be painted? Paint with a satin finish will be easier to wipe off, so you may want to consider this for the walls, and if you are using a custom mixed color, please remember to have some extra for possible touching up in the future.
And there you have it! With these tips and some planning ahead of time, renovating your child‘s bedroom should be a fun weekend project for the whole family. But do not hesitate to get help or advice from a professional home renovation companies or home remodeling contractors if necessary.
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