Colours play a crucial role when designing the interior of your child’s room. Choosing the right colour or design for your child’s bedroom wall can involve a lot of thinking and will not be the same for every child. However, painting your child’s bedroom shouldn’t be complicated once you’ve read through this article on tips and ideas for painting your child’s bedroom.
Considering your child’s age and gender
In painting infants’ rooms, it is best to use pastel colours that are much more calming and easy on the eyes. However, as they grow, their preferences become much more standardized—their interests will vary according to their gender and level of maturity.
Although blue is often known to be a colour chosen for boys, their preferences may change once they’ve reached teenage years; they might want to go for brighter and darker shades. Again, this depends on the likes and dislikes of your child.
Very complex, isn’t it?
To avoid all complexities, let your child decide on the colours for his room.
Same is for girls, although girls are known to like pink, their preferences too change overtime. They might prefer having their rooms painted purple, blue or even yellow…
BEST ADVICE—go with their choice of colour!
Having said all this, as a parent there’s something you need to be mindful about.
It is not advisable to have rooms painted black or darker shades of brown, grey, green, or even red as they may have a negative impact on moods. Dark colours also make a living space look smaller, darker and gloomy.
Choosing the right type of paint
Considering your child’s age, the type of paint to be used can vary.
For instance, satin or semi-gloss paints can be useful in rooms of children who are more likely to draw on walls. We all know how tedious and tiresome it is to remove those scribbles and doodles on the walls… BUT that’ll not be an issue with the satin and semi-gloss paints—with these paints applied on your walls, you can effortlessly remove those stains with just soap and water .
It isn’t just that!
Satin paints can also be helpful in covering up scratches and dents on your walls.
For children who are more prone to allergies and headaches, paints that are odourless and free of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) can be applied. These paints are organic and contain clay, milk and other similar ingredients, which makes it non-toxic.
Choosing suitable colours
Colours greatly affect moods and thoughts. A child’s bedroom is their retreat. Therefore, it is vital to use colours that put their minds at peace. White and light shades of green, blue and yellow convey calmness and help lighten moods.
You can also ask them for their favourite colours to be mixed, matched and incorporated in their bedroom. It is best to use more than one colour; you can use three different colours or shades—one for the walls and the rest for accents and trims.
Choosing a theme
Your child’s favourite cartoon or fictional character can serve as an amazing theme for their room. You can derive various ideas from books, magazines and websites to help you plan a suitable theme for the room. Murals of characters or particular scenes can be added to suit the theme. However, if you prefer a simple and elegant room, simple patterns or stripes can be used.
Creativity—having wallpapers, wall decals
Get as creative as possible when it comes to your child’s room! Encouraging creativity in children is essential, and the best and easiest way to do this is through their room. You can use a variety of creative paintings and objects to make your child’s room creative.
Wallpapers are easy to use and come with various designs you and your child can choose from. You can either choose to use wallpapers on all four walls or use wallpaper on one wall while leaving the rest bare to get creative.
Wall decals or stickers can be used preferably to decorate bare walls to add a touch of elegance and creativity to your child’s room. Peel-and-stick decals are perfect if you are a tenant. When your child gets older or tired of the wall decals, they can be simply removed and replaced!
You can also use Magnet paints or Chalkboard paints to get creative. As the names suggest, magnet paints allows your kids to put up pictures and objects on the wall without the use of nails or tapes, while chalkboard paints allow your child to draw on the walls to their heart’s content! The walls can be later cleaned using a damp cloth.
That should be something satisfying for every parent!
Getting your child involved in the painting
It is an absolute must to involve your child in the painting, as it is their room after all!
Go through books, magazines and websites with them and discuss ideas, and choose colours and objects according to their preference. Give them a paintbrush and get them in the process of painting. Painting is a very messy business, and children will love it for sure!
Many of our childhood memories are created in our rooms. Just a picture of your room is enough to bring back a wealth of memories. Your child’s room will be a fond memory that will last with them forever.