Do you want a bedroom for your child that goes beyond cartoon princesses and space aliens? There are many children’s room ideas that are outside the commercial cartoon character box. Incorporating color, practical pieces and a little imagination can take your child’s room from average to amazing.
Bright Color Theme
Banish the common pastel pinks and baby blues. In other countries, such as Germany, bright colors such as fire red, sunny yellow and royal blue are used to decorate kid’s rooms. A study by University of British Columbia found that bright colors stimulate the brain, making them a good choice for children’s rooms. Choose a bright-colored toy or fabric and build the whole room design around that color. Instead of painting the whole room in one solid color, paint different geometric shapes in various colors on the walls, for instance.
Instead of decorating around a more common theme such as the zoo animals or cartoon characters, try a distant location instead. An Egypt, Sahara, Amazon or Indian-themed room will not only help teach your child about distant countries and history, it won’t be cookie-cutter looking. Pick up decorations for this type of room at import stores. You may want to hire a muralist to add a scene from the location to the walls.
To encourage your child to study, make the room’s theme “learning.” Choose a loft bed with a built-in desk, for example. Add matching book shelves, a table for larger tasks such as science projects and several lamps for plenty of lighting. The walls can be decorated with colorful reference materials such as framed maps, copies of paintings by master painters and the table of elements.
Another way to introduce learning into a room is by decorating it in a historical theme. Choose a time period, such as pioneer days, the American Revolution, Mayan civilization period or ancient Greece and build the room around information that you and your child research together. For example, if you and your child find pictures of ancient Mayan temples, you can paint a mural of them on the walls. Pioneer rooms could have a canopy bed and log furniture.