When it comes to decorating our children’s bedroom we will be following the lead of our two little ones. I believe that their bedroom should reflect their personality but as they share a bedroom this could prove a bit tricky due to their very different interests. However, it is important that both of them feel that it is their room. I also think that a children’s room should be a room that is magical, a place that they are happy to go and play in whilst creating memories. It also needs to be a room that they want to go and sleep in. I have been collecting my ideas on pinterest which you can find here.
We decided to ask our two exactly what they are looking for in a bedroom. They took this very seriously, burying their heads together to come up with a list.
As you can see they came up with a comprehensive but not entirely unrealistic list.
- They would like their bedroom to be painted in the colours of the rainbow. Well I do think that a child’s bedroom should be colourful as it reflects a child’s life.
- Bunk Beds. I am in two minds about this. On one hand I think it is a really good idea as it is a space saver on the other hand I worry about accidents. If we don’t get a bunk bed then youngest will need a new bed as she starting to show signs of needing a new bed. We need to make sure that their beds are somewhere they want to go to sleep in. A warm, cosy space where they feel comfortable.
- Glow stars. Oldest is fascinated with the universe so this is how these made the list. You can get stars that stick on the ceiling and will give the bedroom that magical element.
- Race cars on the wall. This is from youngest who loves her cars. Again you can get some nice car stickers or perhaps one wall in car wallpaper.
- A tent. You can get some lovely inexpensive tents or tepees for the bedroom that create a sense of adventure.
- A reading corner. They both love reading and looking at their books so creating a corner dedicated to that activity is a great idea. It would help encourage them to read and develop the important skill of reading. It could be created easily with shelves on the wall and some bean bags. Also creates different zones in the bedroom.
- Fairy lights on the tent. I think fairy lights are a great idea as they aren’t as harsh as an overhead light and could be used like a night light when the children are in bed. They will bring comfort to the children not having the room pitch black at night.
- A big dressing up box. A sensible idea for all of the many dressing up clothes. This would mean that the girls would be able to access them easily and put them away themselves. Would act as useful storage.
- A big chalk board. This is a good idea and would allow the children to personalise their space on a daily basis by drawing pictures on the board, they could also use it to leave reminder notes for each other.
- A car mat/rug. This would be great idea.
- A big alarm clock. I am all for this. Hopefully it would help them know when it is acceptable to get up in the morning! It would help them with their routine and telling the time.
- Height chart. Having this on display would be a lovely record of them growing up. It would act as a lovely reminder for everyone.
- Finally the magic blanket. Now that is something I think I am going to struggle with. Unless anyone can tell me where I can find a magic blanket….
So that’s their list. Watch this space to see how the room develops