I have a background in painting murals and decorating kids rooms. In this article I will answer some common decorating questions for kids rooms. If you have any questions of your own, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Question: I have one bedroom for a young boy age 5 and a girl age 7. Can you give me some decorating ideas that will please both children? She wants princesses, and he wants super heroes.
Answer: You have quite a dilemma on your hands. The children’s ideas for their rooms are polar opposite, but I believe you may be able to work something out. The first thing you will want to do is create a neutral background for the children’s rooms. I suggest using a classic off white color that will coordinate with both themes. In addition, bedding should be simple and classic to match the walls.
Next, I think the best way to get both themes in the room in a cohesive manner is to create a room divider. You can purchase on in any home décor store, or you can hinge a few closet doors together. If you fear the children might pull it over, you may want to attach it to the wall as well. Use the divider to create themed “walls” for your children. On his side, you can affix superheroes, and on her side, you can affix pictures of castles and princesses. If your room divider is wood, you may want to decoupage the images onto the doors for a custom, mural like look.
Finally, accessorize the room with a theme-based pillowcase and throw pillows for each child as well as a few toys that go along with the theme. The result will be a very nice, peaceful, classic room with decorations that the children can enjoy without it overpowering the room.
Question:Do you have any ideas for a 2-year-old girl and a three-year-old boy who share a room and need lots of room to play?
Answer: If your goal is to create floor space for your two children, then your most important aspect of decorating your children’s room is furniture placement. If the room is long enough, beds can be placed foot to foot along one wall. Dressers can be placed in the closet under the children’s clothes since they are still quite small. This will free up a ton of space to play.
If the room will not allow this arrangement, consider placing the beds in L formation or getting a trundle bed for the second child that is pulled out at night. As far as décor for a boy and girl aged two and three are concerned, use primary colors so that the room is not gender specific.
Question: We live in an apartment and have three girls under five who share a room. Can you give me any ideas to eliminate crowding and have the room still look attractive?
Answer: One solution may be to switch rooms with the girls giving them the master bedroom, and taking the smaller bedroom for you. Other ways to place three young girls comfortably in one room is to have them share beds. Girls under five are too young for bunk beds, but not for a shared king or queen sized bed. In fact, they would be rather cozy and probably sleep better.