Have you recently taken a step back and realised just how fast your little one is growing up? In the blink of an eye, your teenager now plays, where you once used to nurse your baby to sleep. At each chapter of their lives, parents often seek inspiration to create a visually beautiful and practical place, within their children's bedrooms for them to grow, learn, play and dream. But finding a way to create a room on a budget that they won't outgrow too quickly is often a dilemma many of us parents face.
We recently teamed up with Angela from 'Jada and Sapphire Interior Design
' to discuss how to create a room, that your kids will grow with and love at any age. Angela is an interior designer, she works closely with families to create beautiful living spaces within their homes. Lets take a look at her top 5 ways to age proof your children's rooms today.
1 - Consider their current and their next age group
Changing your child’s room at every age group can be quite expensive, especially in the early years. As furniture is usually the biggest expense in your child’s room, it is a great idea to look at ways you can minimise how regularly you upgrade these items. I always encourage new parents to purchase a cot that can convert into a toddler bed. From there, investing in a good quality bed (king single size up) can usually last children well into their teen years.
Construction themed bedroom inspiration, featuring our neutral and timeless Herringbone Song lamp to compliment the theme.
2 - Continue the style of the home into your child’s bedroom
Your child’s interests will change over the years. Continuing the style of your home into the bedrooms can help create a base to help your style flow nicely throughout the home. For example, if you have a Coastal vibe, Hamptons, or even an Industrial style to your home, continuing this theme will create an overall cohesive foundation from which you can build on and customise to include each child’s individual interests.
3 - Start with a neutral base
As appealing as a bold statement piece sounds, choosing a basic colour for your child’s furniture can help avoid the need to purchase a new bed when they no longer like pink, for example. White, grey, black or timber furniture not only creates a great base to build up from, it also provides you with an opportunity to explore a range of styling possibilities, rather than being locked into a particular theme.
4 - Use accessories and soft furnishings to create a theme in the room
This is where you can let your creativity flow and add endless splashes of colour! Using accessories and soft furnishings to create the theme in your child’s room gives you the freedom to change colours seasonally, or as your child’s interest changes, without investing too much money each time.
Sweet floral themed bedroom inspiration, featuring our navy and blush pink Paisley Florals lamp to compliment the theme.
5 - Use wall art and removable wall murals or decals to dress up bare walls
Painted walls can really change the look of a room and the possibilities are endless! Another inexpensive way to dress up the walls can be through beautiful art work or decals that complement the room’s colours or style. These can also be easily changed over the years, just make sure to look for removable wall decals or murals to avoid any damage to your walls.
Implementing these strategies will help age-proof you child’s room and will guarantee longevity and good use of the big ticket items. This means there is less to change every time they have a new interest which will save you time, money, and even your sanity! The most important part of this whole process is to make sure you enjoy creating a gorgeous haven for your little one.
Sophisticated pre-teen bedroom inspiration, featuring our trendy and versatile Boho Vines lamp to compliment the theme.
Thankyou all for stopping by. We hope you have sought some age proofing inspiration from these top tips and images.
It's been a pleasure working with Angela from "Jada and Sapphire Interior Design
", we highly recommend you take a look at their website (details below). Not only do they offer interior design and e-decorating services, but they also have an online furniture and homeware store stocking some of their favourite and stylish home essentials. Angela is a passionate and creative women behind the brand, with an amazing portfolio, "inspiring families to create beautiful, cosy and functional homes they will love for years to come"
is her motto and truly reflects her beautiful nature.
All images captured taken by Jada and Sapphire Interior Design