I had a recent conversation with a client about her daughters dreary bedroom. Could I offer a few ideas that would reflect her passions, while allowing the room to grow as she did.
First, talk to the child. No matter how young, if they can talk you will get some great ideas. Favourite book, movie, physical activity. Show them a few paint colours, facial reactions tell you a lot. Just like grownups, they know what they don’t like more than what they do.
Avoid themes. As they grow and voice personal taste (how dare they), it could be costly to replace that princess sparkle themed room. Let them be proactive in your choices, show them a few pictures of lamps and bed linen that you can live with and then let them decide.
Strong wall colours are fine, as paint is the cheapest form of entertainment. Original art is also a great way to start educating, a small inexpensive aboriginal dot painting will appeal to a small child. Frame their first pair of shoes, or any memento that is personal to your child.
Sleepovers are vital, so why not look at a day bed with a trundle underneath. Finally, an heirloom created by you just for your child. A handmade quilt is a lovely reminder and keeps a childhood alive forever.