Five year olds do not know much about decorating. However, they are at that age where they want to feel a little grown up and may resent being treated as babies. Decorating their bedrooms are a great way to help them feel like they are old and mature and could give them a sense of independence, confidence and responsibility. Here are some tips on how to create a dream room for a five year old boy.
Have a chat
Start by having a quick chat with your son about his favourite things. Now you may already have an idea about what he likes and does not like but talking and discussing it with him will help him feel involved and will make him feel like his opinion is valued. You may also be surprised by some of his suggestions. This will also help you manage their expectations for their room – for instance, I want it to look like a rocket could be talked down to having rocket bed sheets and some space themed wall art.
Stick to a theme
After your chat, you may be able to come up with a theme. For example, a jungle theme or a space theme. You will want this room to grow with your child, unless you plan on decorating every two to three years. You do not need to go overboard with the theme. Keep things subtle. You could have an animal print bedspread with tigers and leaves on it to tap into a jungle theme – you can easily swap this out if their tastes change. One great way to add a focal thematic element to the room is to create a custom wall decal.
You could for instance have an image from the jungle book printed out as a custom wall decal. This is a great way to decorate according to a theme because they are easy to remove and change as your child grows and his tastes change.
Add some personality
A great way to add personality to their room is to print out some of their drawings related to the theme using the vertical wall printer. For instance, his paintings of tigers and monkeys would be a great addition that also sticks to the theme. Visit this link http://www.zeescape.com.au/about/ for more info regarding the vertical wall printer.
The idea is to create points of reference to the theme with things like a mural, art and bedding while keeping larger things like the walls and furniture mostly neutral so that the room can grow with your child.