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Tips for designing a kid’s room

Designing a bedroom for your child can be challenging – from finding the appropriately sized furniture pieces to color schemes and themed bedrooms. But sticking to a few key rules can take the stress out of designing. 

The most important thing to keep in mind when designing your child’s bedroom is to choose pieces that can grow with them. As your toddler transitions into childhood and into the preteen years, their taste will undoubtedly change. Stay away from overly themed bedrooms that may not transition well as your child starts to grow up. 

Choosing neutral colors for the larger areas, such as the wall colors and furniture pieces, will allow you to accessorize with more statement colors. Rather than painting a baby girl’s bedroom pink, choose pink bedding and pillows, which can easily be switched out when your daughter decides that she’d rather paint a mural on her wall. Let your child get in on the fun by letting them choose artwork for the walls or even better, have them MAKE art for their wall, for a more personal touch. 

Convertible cribs that start out as a crib and can be transformed into a toddler bed will allow you to use the furniture for a longer period of time and prevent you from having to purchase a new bed with every growth spurt, and make sure to choose appropriate furniture pieces. 

Keeping these ideas in mind when designing your child’s room will allow the design to have more longevity.

By Sheeja Nair, Interior designer, Raashi Design, LLC

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Interior Design & Decorating
Sheeja Nair
Raashi Design

Sheeja Nair is the founder/principal designer of award-winning Raashi Design. She specializes in creating interiors and custom homes that are thoughtfully conceived with an emphasis on elegance, comfort, functionality, and the homeowner’s personal style. Her international design work influences her approach to using color, texture and lighting in exciting, yet tasteful ways. An out-of-the-box thinker, Sheeja’s background in engineering and physics uniquely qualify her to solve challenging design issues.

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