There fast becomes a time when the nursery style bedroom is no longer appropriate for your growing child. And as the Tween years approach, your 10 year old plus child will want to express their own personality. And your Tween probably wants to be involved in redecorating their bedroom.
“Where do I start” I hear you say.
Megan Lloyd, from Ballarat Property Styling suggests that to avoid the bedroom design becoming a mish-mash of colour & styles, look for something special that the design of a bedroom can pivot off. Consider a framed artwork, poster, or sports memorabilia. Or maybe a new set of bed-linen with extra comfy cushions.
It is great to see kids artwork on walls, or a photo printed on canvas of a great family holiday, or a sporting achievement. If you have lots of artwork that may be moved around, or perhaps oars or heavy items, you may want to consider a gallery style aluminium track with a dropper wire.
Some things to consider when styling your tween’s room include:
- Bed size – The choice of a bed size will depend on the size of the tween & space of the room. King-singles are a good choice.
- Bed linen – choose colours that go with your chosen artwork or memorabilia.
- Colours – Bright colours tend to be stimulating, where as restful colours, such as navy & white charcoals, & greens may be more desirable.
- Relax – Cushions or bean bags are great for encouraging a relaxing time in the bedroom.
- Floors – Floors tend to take a beating! You may want to consider a small floor rug in the heavy zone to save the carpet from wear.
- Desks – important for tweens on the path to study, good to have a space that can be left setup with reference books. Also, good task light is well worth considering. A pin-board can be a great help for organising your Tween.
- Storage – Although much can be thrown into a wardrobe, it is better to consider using baskets & small bins for sports items & electronic gear. Small containers help to give the room a clutter free appearance.
For ideas and services available for picture hanging solutions, Megan recommends the Framing Gallery, 216 Mair St, Ballarat, or visit www.framinggallery.com.au
For decor and soft furnishings, Megan recommends SuchNSuch, 811 Sturt St Ballarat.
Megan is an Interior Architect specialising in bespoke design and interior styling for property sales.
For more information phone
0421 048 336 or visit www.ballaratpropertystyling.com
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