One of our favorite trends in furniture for kids’ rooms today is that people want kids’ bedroom furniture that will grow with them. While a sleek racecar or an over-the-top princess bed may be the stuff childhood dreams are made of, smaller versions of adult furniture are more practical and are becoming more and more popular. But you don’t have to throw the baby out with the bathwater – your child can still have a bedroom that meets his or her needs.
Kids’ Bedroom Furniture Is Just the Beginning
Your child’s twin bed, dresser, desk and other furniture form the basis of the bedroom. Look for an enduring style that a teenager won’t find embarrassing. Choose pieces you could picture working through a number of your child’s phases, from dinosaurs to pro-wrestling or princesses to Taylor Swift (or whoever the pop star of the day may be). With this foundation, you can then layer in age-specific decor.
Every Kids' Room Could Use a Splash of Color
Colorful, bold design is another hot trend in kids’ rooms right now. So choose a bright color for the walls. You may even consider using wallpaper, either for the whole room or on an accent wall. Carry the colors through in the bedding and accessories. Remember, updating these items will be easy as your child grows, especially since you won’t have the expense of replacing the larger, core furnishings.
Personalize with Age-Appropriate Accessories and Art
Accessories and art are where you, and eventually your child, can really get creative. You can buy numerous items that reinforce your child’s passions, or you can add personal touches with toys and artwork that has been passed down through the family, use pages from favorite books, or even decorate with your child’s masterpieces. Be sure to involve your child. Not only will this get him or her thinking and developing their own design ideas, but it will also help in establishing the child’s room as a space of self-expression, and one your child loves.