Decorating a child's room can be an exciting and freeing project, but it can also be difficult. Children's tastes change so quickly that, even though they may want a room themed around dinosaurs or Disney princesses, they might be irritated or embarrassed by the same theme in only a couple of years. Therefore, the simplest and most cost-efficient thing to do is to go for neutral decor, while choosing a few subtle ways of introducing personality and theme to the room.
Choose Your Soft Furnishings Wisely
It can be tempting to introduce as many colours and patterns as possible in a child's room, but the overall look will be more relaxing and timeless if you stick to one colour. Graham Brown seconds this suggestion, explaining that you can use rugs, throws, and bedding to add a splash of colour to a neutrally-decorated room. Choose your child's favourite colour to bring a bit of their personality to the space.
Consider an Illustrated Blind
Illustrated blinds are a great way to introduce theming to any room without it being obvious, while also being simple to install and replace. Popular patterns include flowers, stars, and even birds and other animals. Choose a design that means something to your child, or even get a custom blind created to perfectly suit your theme.
Install Custom Radiator Covers
If you don't like the look of your standard metal radiators, then you might want to consider an attractive radiator cover, that will make the room look better while still allowing heat to circulate. As Rated People points out, a radiator cover can also double as some much-needed storage space, or as a simple bench-style seat. It might be a nice idea to get a custom radiator cover rather than ordering a generic one, as the designer will be able to work with the space that you have as well as coming up with something that suits your theme.
Purchase Some Good-Quality Art
Older children often want to cover their walls with posters and clippings, but some well-chosen art is sure to look much better, as well as doing less damage to the walls. Choose some attractive framed art for a look that's both stylish and easy to remove. Decoist explains how themed art can be used to style children's rooms in a way that is timeless and classy.
If you put a lot of thought into your child's room and spend some time choosing accessories and decor items that suit their personality, then you can create the perfect timeless yet subtly-themed space for them. Choose items that are well-made, as well as ones that can be easily changed as your child ages or changes interests, and you can't go wrong.