Decoration is a very confusing process that may cost you a long time of thinking and doing a lot of tests especially when the matter is related to your kids’ room! If you decided to start to change the decoration of your kids’ room there are many points to put in consideration to make the room look amazing and attractive. The first and most important thing is whether if the room is for a single child or it is a shared room. A shared room is much more difficult for deciding the theme, colors, and decorations. The taste of the two children may differ and hence you are trapped to pick the most appropriate decoration suitable for both of them. To solve this problem, you can ask your children about their likes and tendencies, their suggestions may get you out of a confusion and a struggle which you would like to avoid.
The second thing you should take care of is the gender of your children, whether they are two boys, two girls, or a boy and a girl. A fairytale would be very suitable for a girls’ room, while a football or a space theme would be convincing for the boys’ one. You can pick some suggestions from your children about the theme they do prefer and you should make sure that both of them agree and like the theme chosen.
If we come to the expression “shared room”, so everything inside the room should be shared or you should put “two” of every piece. The room should contain two beds, two runners, etc. To add to the beauty of the room, you should make sure that every piece is supplementary to the other, the beds, the beddings, the dresser, and every other piece of furniture should complement the colors and the theme of the room. Be creative and change your children’s room into a paradise which your kids may like. Use your kid’s eye to decide on the most desired decoration.
If you have both (a baby and a toddler), you are really lucky! And hence it is natural to feel that you are perplexed. To make a room appropriate to a baby and a toddler is really confusing and so, you should follow these shiny advices:
Amazing room 1: Make the Room Safe
You should check the old crib that your toddler used before in case you decided to use it again for your baby. What helps you more is the mosquito net which not only keeps the flies away but it keeps your toddler’s toys away from your baby. It prevents the child himself to climb the crib harming your newcomer baby. A secret to tell is to check the safety notifications for any bought toy for your toddler. It should be appropriate and safe for your baby as well, as he might be a copy of your young hero. If you are going to buy a new bed for your children’s shared room, you should take care that it has safety rails. You should keep all chairs away from room windows. Do you feel fed up and tired? Let’s check for the second advice.
Amazing room 2: The Funny Room
The room should seem funny and attractive to its inhabitants. As you have a toddler and a baby, you should mix two themes in the room to make it suitable for both of them. But how could you add fun to the room? The answer is somewhat easy; you should apply themes that would be attractive for both of them, you should consult your toddler about the appropriate themes for him and the newcomer as if he is building and arranging his own empire. You can add new furniture pieces which are chosen by the governor of the room (the toddler). And finally you should define and divide the room into two different spaces.
Amazing room 3: Conflicts Can Occur
Who can convince a toddler that he has responsibilities towards the newcomer baby? Babies express all their needs only by crying, the matter which may be unacceptable by your first kid. You can solve this issue simply by letting each of them sleep individually then you can shift the baby to his crib back. Your baby might not be welcomed by your toddler as he feels that the newcomer has ceased your attention and decreased your care towards him. Do not give up, through time your first kid will adapt to the situation enjoying his stay with others. In this stage, you should expect a change in the temper of your toddler.
Sooner or later, a strong relationship will take place between your kids and you will feel that they are getting closer to each other, enjoying their time together, and may be planning for a trap to you and your partner. Now, while their friendship is going deep, it is time to enjoy your time with your partner.
Your kids grew up?! That is good; but it is their chance to express themselves by choosing their own room decorations. In this case you should involve your kids in the planning process and let them feel that you do care about their plans, wishes, and opinions. You can arrange for a family meeting to decide on the new decoration and how should it be. Get your pen and a paper, start the conversation by listening to their opinions, write down every single suggestion even if it seemed superficial or secondary. Let your children know that no decision will be made except when they reach a compromise. Let them know that their suggestions are equally considered and have the same importance. If you handled the matter correctly, your kids will be ready to share every single item inside their room. A second secret is, they will like the way you discussed the matter.
If you are about to carry out the agreed on plans, there is a basic rule which needs to be considered which is: each of your kids should respect the other’s personality and selections. Each of them will have a personal corner of the room to arrange according to his own tendencies. Let your kids be a part of the room design. In order to let your kids express themselves and reflects their own style, you need to make a space separation and this can be done by putting a piece of furniture in the middle, let’s say “their desks”.
Colors could be a dispute issue. If your kids agree on one color so you are lucky, but if not; it is still easy to handle. Let each child choose the colors of his own corner especially for the beddings and accessories. Let each has his own study and play spaces; that can be done by utilizing every space in the room. Let your kids choose the background wall design. They may use colors, pictures, or drawings.
To sum up the whole topic, there are main headlines you should observe while designing your kids’ shared room to make it amazing:
A- Theme: Let the theme be pleasant to your children, and it is better to let them decide on what it should be.
B- Colors: Use your kids’ preferred colors to paint the walls and let them choose the colors of the beddings and accessories.
C- Furniture: Try to separate between the two beds by putting them in different corners in order to give each of your kids his own space.
D- Storage: Use raised beds which allow a space for storage under it. Use shelves as a means of storage and let your children feel independent.
E- Dividing line: Use the furniture to draw the separating line between the two shares. For example, use the desks to divide the room.
If you manage to apply the above advices, you will enjoy peace and love inside your house and you can taste happiness and relief among your family members.