As your children grow older – they start developing their own interests, passions and favorites in different aspects. When doing a room makeover, these can be a very helpful style guide when choosing a certain theme or a set of colours to reflect in your child’s space.
Once you’ve picked up a few strong elements that your child passionately loves – begin to look at them from a more abstract point of view. A quick tip: if your child loves a certain team, or a certain band, avoid styling the room with something permanent like its logo, or a mural, as this makes the space less versatile to begin with. Instead, study the different elements of the logo– such as color and patterns involved and reflect these in upholstery and accessories.
Start by removing furniture that is no longer required. Once that is done it works best if most of the furniture that is left, is similar, for example of the same type and colour of wood or laminate. This will make styling and picking out colours to match a lot easier.
A quick makeover should start with the walls of your child’s room. Go with something daring by using a fresh coat of eye-popping colour, but limit the paintwork to one wall in the room. At Make Room, we would advise against painting an entire room one single colour as this will make the room appear smaller. Feeling even more creative? – wallpaper can add a more dramatic effect as the use of textures and graphics can easily be incorporated to suit your tween’s interest.
What might seem minor at first, is pretty much the bulk of most change: accessories! This is where your child can get more personal and creative. Some of our tips are to change duvet covers to a more trendier design, put up picture frames with images that interest them, add cool matching cushions and rugs etc.
As your child evolves into a tween, a personalized study area with lots of added storage for books and stationery, will most likely be an the wish list. Cabinets, shelves, storage boxes, a magnetic board to pin-up important notes and a matching study lamp are just some ideas. You’ll be surprised how even a neat waste basket is an important detail in the space!
When there’s a study area – it will also be a luxury to have a relaxing nook – a simple beanbag in the corner with cushions and light accessories is really all it needs, but there are plenty of other options to splash out. Depending on your child, this could be the right corner for a speaker set or a display of reading books.
We hope you found this article useful and please do tag us on Instagram or Facebook with #makeroomsingapore if you managed to give some of our tips and ideas a try! We look forward to seeing some creative ways you design your space and might even feature your project! Stay tuned for more tips and tricks.
-The Make Room team