Creative & Fun decorating ideas to personalize your pre-schooler’s bedroom. Your pre-schooler’s bedroom should be a magical place of dreams and fond memories.
Before you start this project remember he or she will be a teen before you know it so make sure the large purchases will carry them through the years.
Little children love to create things, so adding a craft table is the perfect addition when decorating a pre-schooler’s room. You should keep it stocked with open ended play things and constructive materials that they can use to create their own masterpieces.
Choosing A Theme
What are their likes and dislikes? Are there certain fairy tale or cartoon characters your child likes? What is their favorite color? What type of activities does your child like?
If you don’t want to do a lot of re-decorating later, stick to removable wall stickers and framed wall art. You can get some adorable, totally removable wall clings for pretty cheap online or in discount stores.
After your child has chosen his or her theme, together you should choose a paint color. This will help to make the room special to them and also let them feel like they are a part of the process.
Choose a shade that is not too bright, but don’t go too pastel either. If the color is too pale, it fails to set a proper backdrop for all of the other fabulous decorations. When selecting paint, use a satin finish in a low odor paint. This helps keep it washable and allows your child back in their own room sooner. You can apply borders along the top edges of the walls, and clouds or stars on the ceiling.
The bed is usually the main focal point of the room. You can always use a themed comforter in your child’s latest obsession, but this can get old quickly as pre-schooler’s change their heroes often. A more practical solution is to use a solid or more classic fabric for the comforter, like denim, and buy sheets and pillow cases in their favorite characters. This way as their tastes change and mature, you will not have to constantly change their bedding.
Avoid long draperies. Shades, canvas blinds and shorter curtains are safer choices. Natural daylight has a calming effect on children and doesn’t make them feel like they are shut in.
Their bedroom should include both task lighting for creative activities and playing, and soothing light for quieter times. A night light is also important.
This is a great addition to our child’s bedroom. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, just a comfy chair, adequate light, and some interesting and colorful books. Even if your child cannot read yet, they will enjoy having a special reading place and will use it more and more as they get older.
Art supplies such as, crayons, washable markers, construction and drawing paper, glue, safe scissors and modeling clay are just a few perfect things that will help keep little ones busy. If you are concerned about the mess, put down a plastic office mat and the clean up will be a breeze.
This is very important in decorating a pre-schooler’s room, as things can get out of control quickly. Use a closet organizer for their clothes. Hang clothes on a lower bar so that they can choose their outfits themselves.
Try shelving, large decorative lined wicker baskets, under bed drawer and closets that contain plenty of shelving and racks.
You can also hang shelves in their closets for toys, games, or clothes they have yet to grow in to. Use wide, shallow plastic storage containers that can easily slide under the bed for shoes, additional blankets, or dress up clothes. Keep all storage easily accessible for preschoolers so that they can be more independent.
Be creative and have fun when you decorate your preschooler’s room. Get their input so that they feel like a part of the process, and provide ways for them to be creative. All of these things add up to a great toddler bedroom that will be easy to change as they get older. Have fun and…get to decorating!