Is decorating for your children a labour of love or a challenge? Luckily there are quite a few tips around to make this job more enjoyable along with some practical advice to keep the costs at bay.
Decorating for the little people in our lives often has competing purposes. On the one hand you want to create a lovely calm environment that is comforting and soothing, but on the other hand the space has to stand up to the tough demands of playtime.
So what is the solution that bridges the gap between these two needs? Easy. Invest in some sturdy key pieces of furniture such as beds, dressers and chairs and let the accents inject your child’s personality into their space. By buying good quality furniture, the pieces you select will last throughout childhood. As your child grows, you can easily change their room’s accents to reflect their changing tastes and personality. What suits your child at five will not be what they want to be surrounded with at 15.
Paint is the perfect place to start when thinking about aesthetics of a room. Select a colour that reflects your child’s personality and start layering colour from there. Create some warmth from the ground up with a gorgeous, natural fibre rug as this forms the perfect base on which to build.
Lastly it’s time to add some wall art and soft furnishings. This is a relatively inexpensive way to capture your child’s personality for their individual space. A fun set of images on the wall, which matches perfectly with accent cushions on beds and chairs. What a lovely way to stay age appropriate throughout the growing years.
For all your children’s accent needs, come and visit Rayell at the AGHA Melbourne Gift Fair, 4-8 August, MCEC, Stand L27. Its newly launched Rayell Junior is set up perfectly to provide all your décor solutions no matter the age of your child.
(This is a Featured Article on giftguideonline.com.au)