Focus on Function
Before you start the decorating process, it's important to give some thought to the overall layout of your child's bedroom, as well as how he or she tends to use it. It's also a good idea to consult your child before you start the planning process. By keeping your child involved in the decorating, he or she will tend to take more ownership in the room. It's usually best to start by planning the primary functional areas of the room. The sleeping area is of course a key concern, but it's also important to pay close attention to your child's study and work area. Storage should also be a primary consideration when planning a child's bedroom.
Fun Bedroom Themes
Once you've decided on the functional aspects of the room, start to think about an overall theme. While an older child might not care too much about a specific decorating theme, younger children tend to love this kind of decorating approach. If your child has a cartoon character, hobby, or activity that he or she is particularly fond of, it can be a lot of fun to use it as the focus of the room's overall theme. Themes that are a bit more generic can also be a good idea, such as a beach-themed bedroom. For example, you could use metal beach wall art combined with a taupe and light blue color scheme to give your child's bedroom a fun and exciting look.
Once the theme has been decided upon, you can focus on the decorating process. Because a child tends to use his or her bedroom in so many different ways, it can be a good idea to create different areas within the room. For example, you might want to install wall shelves in the play area, making it easy to keep toys off the floor. Good lighting and plenty of work area are both important when designing a child's study space.
Tying the Look Together
Just as is the case when decorating any room, it's important to look for ways to tie the overall look of your child's bedroom together. Color and art can be used to great advantage when attempting to create a cohesive look. If your child's bedroom includes an adjoining bathroom, be sure to carry the overall decorating theme into this room as well. It's usually best to keep a child's bathroom simple and easy to clean. Bathroom metal wall decor is both durable and easy to care for, making it a great choice for children's bathrooms.
How about some more design inspiration? In the following video, InteriorComplex put together some great contemporary looks for kids bedrooms, and one of them is certain to inspire you.
Alyssa Davis is a Design Specialist on the Metal Wall Art website team.