Mum, innovator, entrepreneur, and designer, Kura Perkins of Art Hide shares with us her top tips on decorating a room for your kids.
‘When it comes to designing a den for your kids, it can be fun and exciting but challenging at the same time. The way you decorate their room is very important as they spend most of their time there. The room must more than a place they go to retire at night. It must be a space that leaves them inspired.
Therefore, before designing the space, sit down with your kids and make a list of their choices. The colour of the walls or the cartoons characters they are in love with. At the end of the day it’s their room. Now, along with the list of your kid’s demand, following are some points to keep in mind:
Before starting to decorate your child’s room, make sure you have taken all the safety precautions. Bolting all the shelves and cupboards to the wall, baby-proofing all the electrical sockets, etc. If the room is located on the upper floor of the house, be sure to add provisions for an additional safety door so that your children can’t wander off to the staircase and accidentally hurt themselves.
A room is more than just four painted walls constructed to act as a place to retire at the end of the day. It must also be a place that could trigger creativity in them. Select vibrant colours for walls. One or two of them can be painted with their favourite characters, colours or even display their artwork, like a wall of fame.
Keep the Clutter Away
Design of the room must be in such a way that it is spacious enough for all the “big adventures” your kids will have. This inevitably invites loads of clutter and require you to come up with ways to keep them at bay. A dresser, pull out-desks, beds with inbuilt storage, and or even pull-out beds, make for exciting décor elements!
Keep in mind that for kids, their room is a playground to play in. The room must be designed to hold group of friends, organise games and other fun activities. You can create a small playpen, add a low seating for tea-parties or anything else that they want. The possibilities are endless! Be sure to use child-friendly furniture and décor elements to ensure their wellbeing. These days you can find non-toxic plastic furniture, products, etc. You can even purchase décor elements like the bed linen and carpets that are made of materials that are child friendly and hypoallergenic, such as organic cotton linen, cowhide rugs and pillows and the likes.
Room for Transition
As kids grow, their tastes and preferences change as well as their needs. Don’t furnish the room with permanent furniture and make room for the transition as and when they grow up!
And there you have it, with these points in mind, go forth and create the room your little one deserves. With time you will have a better idea of their interests too and can start incorporating that into the décor as well. It could be a musical instrument they like or a canvas wall for the art enthusiast. Anything and everything can be incorporated to give the space more character and make it more enjoyable!’
About Kura Perkins
Mum, innovator, entrepreneur, and designer are just some of the words used to describe Kura Perkins. Polarity is a word she loves as she joyfully juggles four businesses across multiple countries and three kids! Kura founded her first brand ‘Art Hide’ while on tour working as a PR specialist. She now handles marketing and communications for her various businesses. Kura regularly writes and contributes to various platforms educating people about the beauty and benefits of cowhides, home wares, entrepreneurialism and all things related! When she’s not working or writing, she can be found relaxing at the beach with her husband and her three beautiful daughters.