Time has flown and your beautiful baby has blossomed into a mischievous toddler. Now is the time to start thinking about refurbishing their nursery. As children grow up, they develop different interests and you can use these as inspiration for their new bedroom design. You don’t have to spend a lot of time or money upgrading and updating your nursery. Simple touches can often make an incredible difference. Here are some ideas to get you thinking.
Swap your baby furnishings for age-appropriate furniture
If you’ve still got a changing station and a cot, it’s time to have a clear out. Store your baby furniture in the loft or garage and replace it with a proper bed, a chest of drawers and some crafty toy storage solutions. You can opt for a plain bed or choose from all kinds of designs and shapes if you are working with a theme. If your child is a fan of racing cars, opulent princess palaces and trains, you’re bound to find a style that suits online.
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If you’re on a budget, accessories can make all the difference. Swap lullaby lights and neutral bedding for bedside lamps, rugs and a bed set, which reflects your child’s favourite things. Make the bed a focal point by adding cushions and throws. This is a simple and affordable way of injecting some colour and style into the room. If you have relatively plain walls, canvases, lights and rugs can bring the room to life instantaneously.
Indulge your child’s interests
As your child gets older, they will be happy to share their ideas and opinions and they will develop interests and hobbies. Use their room to show off their personality and encourage them to have their say when it comes to designing the new space. Examples include football shaped rugs and pony printed curtains, minecraft inspired bean bags and planet wall stickers. There’s something for everyone.
Refurbishing a bedroom is the ideal excuse to encourage your child to become more independent and to grow into their room. Place toy bins around the room to make tidying up easy and create a cosy reading area. Here, they can relax, practice reading aloud and store their book collection. If your child is a fan of arts and crafts, you could set up a work-station with a desk. When they get older, they can use this space to do their homework.
Make the most of your walls
If you have baby prints and first drawings on the walls, take them down and store them somewhere safe. Replace them with wall stickers, canvas photos or framed prints. If you have a football fan in the house, you could frame a signed shirt and hang it on the wall, for example. You can retain a child-friendly atmosphere while making the room a little more sophisticated.
A little can go a long way when it comes to home design. Although decorating can be an unenviable task, it can also be enjoyable. Look online for ideas, shop around for the best prices and have fun!