Here’s a global truth:
Loving parents want the best for their kids.
Which explains why they’re willing to pay almost $235,000, on average, to raise them from birth to age 17!
That’s a lot of money by anyone’s standards. But it’s worth it, right? You want them to shine and have a childhood full of fun and opportunity.
A child’s bedroom is where it all begins. It’s their very own space, where they can dream up games, make dens, have adventures and get creative! Don’t you want to create the ideal place for them to do it?
That’s where staying on top of the latest kids bedroom trends comes in. It sets the stage for all the fun to be had. But they grow, and their interests change, so rapidly it can be hard to keep up! Want some design ideas and inspiration?
Keep reading to learn 7 top bedroom trends your child will love this year.
1. Move to Minimalism
Kids’ bedrooms are often a giant mess.
Images of toys strewn across the floor, paint over the walls, clothing thrown across furniture, and general chaos come to mind.
In 2019 opt for the opposite! Less is more. Overstuffing is a recipe for disaster. Aim for a bedroom with a minimum number of items. It prevents messes being made. But it also creates a sleek, open, calming aesthetic for both kids and parents to enjoy.
This approach is particularly helpful in bedrooms with little space. Less room calls for fewer things. Be strategic with your choice of furniture and decorations. The extra space means more room for play: creativity and imagination expand in proportion to the space available.
2. Nature Rules
Kids are spending more and more time indoors.
It’s a shame. Back in the day, we’d all be outside, riding bikes and running wild with our friends and neighbors. Nature was part of our spare-time! Nowadays, it seems video games and computers are more the rage.
As well encouraging them to spend more time outside, why not remind them of the joy of nature in their room as well? Indeed, most children love the outdoors- even if they like their technology too!
Decorate with nature in mind. A bedroom with natural materials, such as wooden floors and furniture go down well. Think fabrics too. Natural materials and light colors are always a good combination. Throw in a selection of small plants as an extra touch as well.
3. Favorite Themes
Every child has their absolute favorite things.
And a bedroom that embraces them is sure to create a space they’ll love.
Whether it’s a favorite animal, cars, cartoon character, sports person, YouTube star, or whatever, you could incorporate them into the room. Beds, rugs, and wallpapers are all easily adjusted elements.
However, kids’ interests and desires seem to change with the season!
Be wary of going overboard with a themed bedroom. You never know, by next month they could have moved on to something new. All that time, effort and money creating the perfect themed space will have been for nothing.
Keep things simple. The occasion flurry of a theme in an otherwise ‘ordinary’ bedroom is a better approach.
4. Decorative Neutrality
Girls’ bedrooms and pink. Boys’ bedrooms are blue.
Well, maybe in the past. It would be natural to buy products and decorate bedrooms in line with a child’s gender. It’s not so common these days though.
Sure, if that’s their favorite color and they actively request it, then go crazy! Walls, floors, ceilings, and furniture can all be painted according to demand.
However, the current trend is to go neutral. Soft, neutral tones like sand, beige, cream, and white are now in fashion. Think of that as the ‘base’ layer though. Absolutely mix things up with flashes of bold and bright color.
A feature wall, duvet, or item of furniture of bright yellow, green or blue might look great.
5. Keep it Functional
Let’s be honest, the design is sometimes more important to parents than to young kids.
They’re possibly less interested in the latest aesthetic than you are!
That’s why it’s always good to balance style with functionality. It should be safe, open, and comfortable, be able to withstand its share of wear and tear, and be easy to clean too.
The practicality in design is sometimes essential too. For instance, fold out beds can be handy space-saving items. Similarly, storage baskets for toys, books, stationery and so on will help organize the room. Think about the particular needs of your room. Then, match the furniture with those needs.
6. Individual Touches
It’s easy to get preoccupied with creating a sleek, stylish, aesthetic space.
After all, it’s your house and you want to feel proud when you show people around!
But don’t forget to include your child’s personality in the design and decoration of their bedroom. A certain level of customization is essential.
We’ve already mentioned how favorite themes can be involved. It doesn’t have to be so obvious though. Subtle individual touches can go a long way to making a child feel happy and at ease. Think about framing and hanging their paintings or family photos. And include flashes of their favorite colors and toys and cushions of their favorite animals.
7. Environmentally Friendly
Finally, think about the environment.
In today’s world, we should all do our bit to reduce our impact.
Consider purchasing eco-friendly and organic kids bedding, furniture, and toys for your kid’s room. It’s better for the environment. But they’re also void of harmful chemicals and other contents. Kids get to play and reside in a safe, natural, eco-friendly space.
Time to Follow Those Awesome Kids Bedroom Trends
There you have it: 9 top kids bedroom trends of 2019.
Parents generally dote on their children. After all, they’ve brought these little bundles of joy into the world and want the absolute best for them!
Creating an incredible bedroom space is one great way to do it. Hopefully, the latest trends we’ve talked about above will provide the ideas and inspiration you needed! Good luck!
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