Kids’ Décor: Adding the Finishing Touches
It’s no secret that the real secret to perfecting the art of kids’ décor doesn’t lie in the furniture, room size, or even lighting. No, to truly create a space that your little one will treasure for years, it all comes down to those final touches. You want your child to regard their room or play space as their own personal haven—a place where they can escape and feel comfortable and secure at all times. When you’re ready to bring your kids’ décor to life, consider some of these ideas:
What better way to transform your child’s room to their own secret hiding place than to incorporate a personalized wall mural into your kids’ décor plans? And with so many options in wall murals today, you don’t have to worry about the prospect costing an arm and a leg. (Or about being stuck with a fairy scene on the wall until your youngin’ moves away to college) A quick spin around the internet will yield personalized, detailed, and easily removable wall scenes in a variety of themes and color schemes.
Never underestimate the importance of the right bedding when contemplating your plan for your kids’ décor. Children are playful, inquisitive, and fun little people. Shouldn’t their room reflect that? Consider your child’s personality before committing to a theme, and you’re sure to come up with a look that they’ll love for years to come. Remember—not every girl is going to want fairy princesses on her bedspread, and there is nothing wrong with a wild animal theme for your toddler (even if his dad really loves dinosaurs instead!) It’s their room, and you want them to be happy with it. And there is nothing in the kids’ décor rulebook that says that the bedspread, lampshades, and curtains all have to have the exact same pattern. Pick a general color scheme, and feel free to play with shades and textures until you come up with a look that you both love.
This is where you can really take your kids’ décor to the next level. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box when it comes to creating the ideal child’s space. Family heirlooms and antique toys are probably best kept out of exploring young hands—but they look fabulous on shelves along the wall. So your little one outgrew that gorgeous lacey dress that grandma made her (and that she only wore once)… Why not buy a frame and create a shadow box to save the memory forever? Don’t be afraid to scour second hand shops and funky stores for interesting and colorful accessories to liven up your little one’s own little space.
All it takes to create the kids’ décor you (and your child) have always dreamed of is the right outlook and a touch of creativity.
By Kelly Morio-Klaritch