Are You Decorating Your Young Son's Bedroom?

Posted on: 20 June 2018

Have you made some changes in sleeping arrangements for your children? Perhaps you've moved into a new home, and each child will now be having his or her own room. Or, it might be that an older sibling has moved on to attend college and you now have a spare bedroom that you'll be using for that child's little brother. Whatever the reason that you are decorating your son's bedroom, from choosing the furniture to selecting the window design, here are some ideas that might help you to create a comfortable and attractive room that will be enjoyed for a long time.

The Furniture - Will you be using the same furniture that was in the bedroom before? If so, you might want to give it a facelift. For example, if it was plain brown wood originally, you might consider painting it a cool color like brick red or royal blue or even using both of those colors together. Off-white and black would be another good choice. If you are selecting brand new furniture, consider purchasing a futon or a sofa bed instead of a traditional bed. Don't be surprised if your son doesn't open it at night. Think of selecting a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf where your son can display things like sports trophies and his favorite collectibles. It would also be a great place for books!

The Decor - Consider starting with the window treatment. For example, wooden plantation shutters would be a great choice. Not only are they very affordable, but they're so easy to install that you can probably do the job yourself. Another good thing about wooden plantation shutters is that they'll go with pretty much every type of decorating you use. If you don't want wooden plantation shutters, consider fabric curtains. Blue or red denim would be great if you chose to paint your son's bedroom furniture brick red or royal blue. If you selected off-white and black or any other color combination, think of using checkered fabric that will complement the colors you ended up using.

It might be a lot of fun to surprise your young son with his new bedroom. Send him away from the house for several hours, or maybe overnight, so you'll have plenty of time to do the decorating. On the other hand, if your son would want to be part of the decorating process, go for it.