by FiveHive Community Member Travis.
Children are capricious little creatures. Now, while their change of moods can sometimes add to their charm in a multitude of ways, it can also make things like decorating their rooms a near impossibility. Spending a week “teletubby-ing” a room, only to turn around and find that Spiderman is now the order of the day can be exasperating to say the least!
Below are a few tips to help you navigate the myriad pitfalls and hazards when redecorating your childs room:
1) Think Neutral
The worst part of any redecoration is the repainting. By choosing a neutral colour that goes with a variety of themes, you’ll be able to change the look and feel of the room with just a few minor alterations, as opposed to sitting knee-deep in Superman Blue paint for a week.
2) Pick a drawcard
Every good room has something cool about it, be it a pinball table, a bunk-bed or a couple of bean bags in the corner. Make that the focal point of your room and pick up accessories to match it.
3) Make life easy
As much as shopping is fun, it can also be an absolute nightmare if you don’t find what you want. Buy things like lamps and small furniture online to minimise the stress and toil of having to trudge through your local shopping mall.
4) Personalise it
Include your child in the design process by using artwork they’ve done at school or home. It makes them feel like they’re part of the process, which is all we really want at the end of the day. Don’t be afraid to ask teachers and babysitters for anything they may have, they’ll be more than happy to help.
5) A little bit of imagination can go a long way
Ultimately, this room is your child’s. It’s a reflection of their personality and the decor needs to show that. We’re not suggesting putting Barbie wallpaper on or anything, but there are plenty of ways that you’ll be able to make the room a bit more personal without going all-in. Chat to older kids, they might be able to give you valuable insight into what your child will be into in 6 months.