Children’s bedrooms are an opportunity to add a bit of fun and whimsy to your home. While most of your home will likely to stick to one basic color scheme, with appropriate highlights, children’s bedrooms are opportunities to engage in more flights of fancy – to get a little wild and crazy.
There are two major avenues of thought when it comes to painting kids bedrooms – themes, and basic solid colors.
If your child is into one particular thing – say, cars, or princesses, or hockey – you can use that theme as the basis for painting designs and patterns on their bedroom’s walls. A quick Google search reveals some great themes, from superheroes to surfing to space and everything in between. There are less complicated options, as well — for example, if your kid is, say, a fan of the Maple Leafs, then you can paint the room in blue and white, possibly with the logo on one wall. The theme can also help dictate what sort of furniture or decorations a room might have. Keep in mind, though, that painting designs is more difficult and often more expensive than going with a solid color. In addition, children’s interests change as they grow – their Disney-themed room might have seemed amazing when they were five, but will they still like it when they’re eight?
The alternative to a theme is to go with solid, basic colors on the wall, like you would in any other room of the house. It’s still a great opportunity to work your children’s preferences into your home, by using their favorite color either as a base or as a highlight. Feel free to go a bit more color-crazy here than you would in your kitchen or living room; children love bright colors and playful color choices are more welcome in this kind of environment. If your child is old enough to have an opinion, involve them in the planning process; having them pick their favorite colors is a great way to start planning the space. Just remember that kids do grow up fast, and their preferences might change. One way around that, and to avoid having a color dominate the room, is to pick one accent wall that’s painted a color of their choice, while the other three are more neutral shades. That way, when they’re ready for a change, you only have to paint one wall!
As always, the experts at Premier Painters can help make sure you’re making the right choices for your next home painting project. Contact us today!