If your first impression of decorating your child’s bedroom in your Boulder, CO, home comes with images of a nuclear holocaust, you may be doing something wrong. Creating a tasteful kid’s room can be a rewarding and bonding experience for both you and your child.
At Jacobsen Brothers Painting, we’ve seen it all when it comes to kids’ bedrooms, and we know how to take your ideas and turn them into a children’s bedroom you both can love. Not sure where to start? Try thinking through these questions.
Define: How does this space need to be used?
If you’ve been blessed with triplets and another on the way, then you know you will need to make great use of space and keep clutter to a minimum. If your child is an only child, then you know you have plenty of room to play with some extras.
For maximum efficiency in well-used spaces, consider using calmer colors—such as neutrals—for the walls and ceilings, plenty of Scandinavian-style bins and shelves, and simple furnishings. Bedding can also be monochromatic colors and simplified to keep the cluttered look at bay. Then, bring in the big guns with a bright fun rug, window treatments, throw pillows and a featured toy to add the fun. If it is a shared room, make sure each bed has its own reading lamp and plenty of pillows to create a sense of retreat. If the walls are too dull, consider using a texture for the paint or adding an interesting decal pattern that can change as the children grow up.
For more open spaces that have only one child, consider one bright accent wall or more elaborate combinations of colors. If the bedding, rug and possessions are bright and whimsical, use a gray, eggshell or a sandy color on the wall as the backdrop. The ceiling can be a contrasting color, or can be muted with an accompaniment to the wall color. A featured ceiling lamp can add imagination to the space.
Ask: What does your child love?
Many children, when asked, will give their favorite colour du jour. As the parent, you will need to take this with a grain of salt. If the color has been a consistent favorite of theirs (not necessarily yours) for years, then it is a safe bet that this is the color to use as an accent. That doesn’t mean you are stuck trying to work with construction orange walls. Pumpkin or Tuscan Orange could make playful accents to a neutral background on the walls.
But do try to incorporate your child’s style in the room to make it resonate with his or her taste. Making a miniature adult room will likely only make you happy. Follow their interests, whether it is nature, airplanes, sports, books, dragons, music or elves. There are many ways to showcase your child’s personality when redecorating the bedroom. Our artisans can even add special touches, as desired.
Look: What unique pieces do you want to highlight?
Do you have an antique desk or dresser that needs a paint job? Consider using the accent color of sunshine yellow or Caribbean teal on that piece. Is the bay window a showpiece? Shroud it in sheer curtains with a bright color added as a whimsical trim. Even secondhand furniture such as old stools, kids’ chairs, funky headboards or handmade night stands can be transformed into eye-catching pieces with a happy kids’ color. Then, use your neutral color on the walls and ceiling and have a simple floor to keep the room from being overwhelming.
Choose: Do you want a bright color or a neutral?
This may be your hardest decision. A brightly colored accent wall makes an instantly fun children’s room that needs little else to be perfect. The bedding and décor can be neutral—such as gray and white—to accompany the wall colors. But this kind of room will need to be changed at some point down the road. If one wall is neon yellow and the other wall is navy blue, your child will likely want to change it in a few years.
If you want to get more time out of your decorating choices, you may want to try pastels. A seashell pink or a powdery blue room can be cartooned up for younger children, then muted down for older children.
Of course, the most versatile of all is the neutral colored room. This room’s décor can be changed as cherished belongings come and go through the years and the child’s interests change.
There are plenty of options when it comes to kids’ needs and special interests. We have low and no VOC paint, low and no odor paint, allergy and asthma paint, blackboard paint, whiteboard paint in dozens of colors, antibacterial paint and more. Have something special in mind? We can help with that.
Why Choose Jacobsen Brothers Painting?
We love making fun and exciting spaces especially for children! When your kid’s bedroom can reflect his/her personality and give that child a relaxing place to be themselves, then we’ve done our job. We’ve had over 65 years of experience in creating amazing kids’ rooms, and we’re ready to bring our full line of services to your project.
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Are you ready to start renovating your child’s room to make an exciting new space? Call us today at (303) 449-3239 or email us at email@example.com to schedule your free consultation to design the perfect kid’s room. We’re ready to make that happen for you and your child.