Choosing appropriate decor for any space can be challenging, but this is especially the case for primary school aged children. The youngest of this group may not be fully communicating what they’d prefer just yet, and the oldest of the range can be difficult to please. Thankfully, we’ve put some tips together for decorating a room that can easily cater for this particular group of children; keep reading to see what they are.
Choosing a colour for a child’s bedroom can be a tough decision. Parents don’t want the room to be too bland and boring, but they also don’t want it to be too overbearing so that it still appears tasteful. Blue is often used in boys’ bedrooms, while pink will typically be reserved for girls. These aren’t the only options to choose from, however. Children often enjoy vibrant colours and plenty of them. Going for decoration features such as multi colored rugs can really help liven the place up. A benefit of multi colored rugs is that they’re eye-catching and give a child plenty to look at, particularly when they’re of primary school age and are exploring the world and figuring out what they do and don’t like. Such a decorative piece can also be used as a learning tool, allowing parents to sit down with their child and teach them the names of the different colours featured on the rug.
Children often love looking at pictures, particularly when they’re of things they enjoy and are stimulating. Put some posters up on the walls of a room that will be occupied by your younger children, giving them something to look at and possibly even learn from. Educational posters such as ones teaching the alphabet or world maps can help guide your child from a young age. While posters featuring their favourite characters from children’s TV shows can be a fun and exciting feature, they can engage with. Keep things lighthearted, ensuring everything is also age-appropriate.
Carpets are often an ideal flooring option for a child’s room. Using carpet can allow greater creativity, with different colours, patterns and textures being available to choose from. While carpets can be harder to clean, which can be a constant struggle for parents of messy children, they provide a more comfortable and vibrant room for a child to develop in. Carpets are also ideal because of their soft nature, helping to cushion any potential falls a child may take rather than landing on the hard surface of a wooden floor.
There may be more factors that need considering when designing a room for a child, but that doesn’t mean it has to be complicated. The above tips can be used to help you get started with decorating a bedroom or playroom for your primary school-aged children.