November 20, 2019
You go into your child’s bedroom to wake them up for school. You watch them sleep for a minute, remembering a sweet, tiny baby in an adorably decorated nursery. Your child is growing up so quickly, and their personality is coming out more and more. You look around in their room and realize that it seems stuck in a younger phase of their life. It’s time to update their room and make their space more comfortable for them now. A great place to start is with a fresh coat of paint. If you’re wanting to paint a kid’s room, here are four tips to make the process easier for you both.
Include Your Child’s Preferences
If left to their own devices for decorating their rooms, some children would have bright pink walls with pink flowers covered with glitter, while others would paint all the walls midnight black. Although you shouldn’t let your child have complete control over their room’s color scheme and décor, you certainly can and should consider their unique tastes when selecting paint and decorative pieces. That way, they will feel a sense of ownership and feel more comfortable in their room. These happier feelings can help them want to take better care of their personal space, meaning that you may have to tell them to clean their room only ten times instead of a hundred!
Decide the Feeling and Colors You Want for the Room
Did you know that different colors can promote certain feelings? Believe it or not, the wall color can have an effect on your mood. For example, warm orange creates a feeling of comfort, greens tend to be calming and encourage concentration, and blues can be healing and soothing. Light shades of pink and purple can also have a calming effect on your child. In contrast, other colors may incite potentially negative feelings. Red is passionate and emotional, and black can be overpowering and dominant, so these colors should be used as accent colors. Decide the feeling you want your child’s room to inspire and use that decision to guide you to the perfect color scheme.
Use Contrasting Color Combinations
You don’t have to stick to just one color on the walls. For instance, you can choose to have an accent wall with a different, bold color to make a statement and add more interest to the room. Striking the right balance and picking colors that work well together can be tricky, so you may want to get advice from an experienced professional.
Look to the Future
Although your child may want to have a themed room right now, these can easily become outdated. Will they still love Paw Patrol in a few years? Will they want to change their room’s décor again sooner than you want? By keeping the long term in mind, you can choose colors and décor themes that continue with them as they grow.
When your child enters their bedroom, you want them to feel that they have a safe, happy retreat from the world, and implementing these tips can help you make that happen. For years to come, they will look forward to spending time in a space that is uniquely theirs.
About Platinum Painting of Fort Worth
Since opening in 2008, Platinum Painting has helped Fort Worth families enhance their homes through high-quality work. With every project, they include a complimentary color consultation with an experience team member to make sure that homeowners are confident in their decision. They can also provide insight for colors that complement each other well and colors that are trendy and popular. To schedule your free estimate with Platinum Painting, just click here.
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