Tuesday, 1 September 2015

One for the Angels & Monsters

I had planned an entirely different post for today but one thing led to another and I came across a couple of nurseries and childrens' rooms that I absolutely couldn't walk out of, without sharing them with you first. So I wandered about some more, stepped into some more homes and picked out a few dreamy spaces meant for the little people who most of us tend to forget when we get caught up in making our decorating dreams come true. So this one's for the little angels and monsters who live with you. 

 These are a few points you should keep in mind while doing up your child's space. 

 -Invest in a wallpaper/mural that you think your child will not outgrow for at least 5 years.

-When buying furniture for your child's room make sure to buy designs that can accommodate his/her constantly changing needs.

-Curtains, linen, cushion covers and rugs require very low investment, so buy them in keeping with the theme your child fancies at the moment. 

-Make sure the color palette of the room is one you or your child will not outgrow for a few years.

-As you have 
probably realized by now, there is no such thing as too much storage space in a kids' room. Extra storage is always welcome, to accommodate the constantly evolving needs of a growing child. 

-When investing in furniture and other decor accessories try to invest in pieces that have utilitarian value as opposed to those that are purely decorative in nature.

-Restrict the use of decorative elements to picture frames and wall art that require low investment, do not eat into your space and can be easily altered, modified or replaced as the child grows older.

-If you have a boy and a girl sharing a room, make sure your decor is gender neutral. 

 This list is in  no way exhaustive but I hope these guidelines help you get started on your little ones room. I will keep adding to the list from time to time, so stay tuned for more such decorating tips to guide you on your decorating journey. In the meantime, if you have a decorating dilemma that you are not able to wrap your mind around, please feel free to write in to me at theyellowbeetle6@gmail.com.