We all love buying our children sweet little clothes and ooh-ing and ah-ing at how cute they look in them, but these are constantly being replaced for bigger and bigger sizes within weeks. The bad news is, it’s the same with their bedrooms. The good news? It doesn’t have to be. Read on for 3 simple tips to decorating a bedroom that will grow with your little one, and save you some money along the way.
1. Use a sophisticated colour palette, with pops of colour
Starting with a sophisticated colour palette when designing your child’s room will ensure that it lasts well into their toddler-dom. Think: grey or navy schemes with brighter accent colours such as orange or light blue for boy. For girls, try adding in blush pinks against darker shades.
2. Adult furniture with multi-purpose function
Furniture is an investment and no one wants to have to replace it every couple of years. That’s why multitasking doesn’t stop at looking after the children themselves. Find a crib that doubles as a toddler bed, a stylish storage trunk or basket instead of a wooden toy box, or even a small, round coffee table that can go from a play table to an extra storage rack as time goes on. Paint the surface with chalkboard paint for a quirky twists that will keep them entertained no matter their age.
3. Avoid themes
Although it can be tempting to create that princess or superhero room for your little one, the reality is that your child will probably be onto their next favourite thing before you’ve even finished painting superman on the wall. When it comes to furnishings, think simple and basic when it comes to colours and materials. Instead of themed wallpaper, create the theme with large framed posters. These can be switched out whenever it’s necessary, and will quite literally change as their interests change.