The bedroom is extremely important to children, as it is their own space where they can do what they like. It should be a personal place that they enjoy spending time in, whether they are doing homework or have friends over. Their little oasis is the one room in the house that they can call their own and in order to make it the perfect room, it is important to take their desires into consideration, allowing them to be a part of the redecoration process.
A theme is great in a child's room and this could be one an interest, hobby or their favourite film. One of the most popular themes for a little boys room is a pirate ship, while girl may enjoy a room centred on ballet. Take into account what they want in their room and research the best ways to incorporate this theme in a room. The room should incorporate as many of the child's favourite things as possible, including their toys.
While you want your child to enjoy their room, it is important that it is a practical space where injuries are kept to a minimum. The storage should be simple and easy which will teach them to keep their room tidy at all times and put their belongings in the right place. A wall hook for coats is also a good idea as they will probably be used to hanging their coats up when they arrive at school, keeping a sense of consistency. You could also add some elements that helps with their teaching, whilst remaining a fun environment that they can enjoy.
The lighting plays a big part of any bedroom, especially for a child and while it needs to be practical so they can finish their homework or carry out chores, it also needs to be relaxing so they can sleep easy. LED lighting is becoming popular in the home and despite the large initial price, they pay for themselves in a short space of time and they are very versatile. A night-light on a bedside table is a great idea so they can easily turn it off when they are ready to go to bed.
If your child is going to be studying in their room, it is important to make a clear divide between the two spaces. It should be clear that one area is to play and the other is to do their homework. This area can easily be created with a simple desk and chair and as long as there is adequate lighting and a good storage system, it will be the perfect place for studying.
The bed is probably one of the most important part of the room as this is where they will spend most of their time and all children should have adequate sleep. The bed should have the right comfort level for your child and they should be able to choose the mattress. There are a wide variety of bedding patterns available and while you may want to make it fit with the theme of the room, you could choose to
The personal touch is the most important part of your child's room and if possible, it could be a good idea to let them do some of the decorating themselves, so they feel like they have a part of making their room perfect. As your child gets older they are more likely to want to bring their friends over after school and having a space where they can play and socialise will allow they to feel a sense of independence and also give them the responsibility of tidying up after themselves.
Your child's bedroom is likely to be extremely important to them and therefore creating a room they will enjoy for years is probably one of the most worthwhile investments you make.