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Essential guide to children's rooms

Comfort is hugely important when it comes to decorating children’s bedroom. We decorate or redecorate their bedrooms just because we want them to be comfortable and cozy just as we like our own bedrooms to be. Decorating their bedroom is a tricky task because we cannot put everything in their bedroom that we like. We have to be selective in this regard and only choose items that take up the minimal space but also leave it tastefully done and comfortable. We also have to keep in mind that we need to create a comfortable space considering the age of the child; his or her preference and it should always be reflective of his or her style choice. It is essential to keep it simple, yet tasteful so that it becomes a place where the child feels safe, secure and loves to spend time both doing their play/homework and sleeping soundly. With this in mind I’ve put together, in my opinion a few, the more important options that you can consider when decorating your child’s bedroom that shows your child’s personality while at the same time creates a safe and comfortable environment. You should always give prime importance when decorating your child’s bedroom to safety. The room should be free of any long cords, if you are using blinds and curtains always make sure that you install safety cleats on any free hanging cord. This is always a priority for us when we fit any blinds or curtains for our customers. No electrical outlets should be accessible to the child use safety clips that are available that make electrical outlets safe in your Child’s room.


Your children’s bedrooms have more than one function. Dark bedrooms are great for sleeping, but too little light hinders other activities taking place there. Bedroom lighting functions ranges from low level lighting for restful atmosphere to bright light for activities such as homework and play. To help you properly light your children’s bedroom, consider this; can they see well enough to get dressed? Is there a light in the closet? Are there individual reading lights on each side of the bed? Is there an overhead light source? Do they have enough light to do their homework without creating shadows on their work? Do they have a light source near the door?

Fabrics are very important in the design of your child’s space as they create colour, texture and softness. The choice of fabric can really enhance style of the room with uses in the

Blinds, (blackout laminated fabric blinds give great colour while functioning as a light block when you need your child to have a restful sleep)

Curtains, (using fabric such as the ones here in the image can help to create a whimsical fantasy land and the Vikings prints are so apt for our lovely historic Waterford town)

Bedding (children love to be wrapped up cosy at night with their favourite characters) and fabric can even be used to tell a story on their light shades.


Avoid putting up glass decoration pieces as they can break and harm your child. Wall hangings are a good choice but they should also be far away from kids’ reach. A better option is a craft board that is tactile and colourful. When considering homework space a single or double desk with chairs especially meant for kids is a great addition to a bedroom if there is space as children need space where they can sit in comfort and work. For your own benefit, the Wardrobe is also very important in your child’s room even if it is a small as if it’s a well-designed one it will keep their clothing and toys safe and organized.

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