5 Ways to Refresh your Child’s Bedroom
Are you looking to update your child’s bedroom without undertaking a complete redecoration? A quick refresh is sometimes enough to satisfy your child’s changing tastes and keep things looking nice and bright. But what quick updates can you make that will noticeably change the room? Here’s five ways to refresh your child’s bedroom.
Hang some drapes
A quick change to the window dressing in any room can give it an instant lift. You may not currently have curtains or drapes in your child’s bedroom. If this is the case, fitting curtain poles shouldn’t be too difficult. You can then hang some fresh new drapes. Fully lined or blackout curtains are useful to block out unnecessary light. And an uplifting pattern will add some cheer to the room.
Change the lights
A change of light fitting or light shade can also make a big impact on the bedroom. This is a good switch to make if your child’s current lightshade is now too babyish for them. You could also think about adding a new bedside lamp that matches or complements the ceiling light. If your child is growing up fast, you don’t necessarily need to pick a child’s light shade, just one that adds a bit of color or sparkle to the room.
Put up floating shelves
Floating shelves are a simple way to add a bit of extra storage space, or a place to display a few of your child’s favorite things. This is a neat and affordable update, especially in smaller bedrooms where floorspace and storage are always at a premium.
Paint the furniture
Painting your child’s bedroom furniture is a good way to freshen up the room or change the color scheme. It can not only cover up worn or scratched furniture but can help to make mis-matched furniture look like a matching set. Lighter colors are probably best in a child’s bedroom, but if they have a favorite color you could go with that.
Add color to the floor
If the bedroom currently has a wooden floor or neutral carpet, you could quickly add a splash of color by choosing a nice rug. A multi-colored rug will not only brighten the room but could blend in with future color changes to the room as your child grows. Rugs can also add a softness and warmth to a child’s bedroom, so it’s a good option.