Once your child outgrows the babyish nursery decorating scheme, it’s time to make a few changes to the decor. There are many themes and color scheme ideas all over the Internet. The problem is choosing one. Perhaps your child has a favorite character; maybe he’s into fire trucks or she’s a little princess. How can you incorporate these themes into the decor? Consider these color scheme tips for your toddler’s bedroom.
Choose a color scheme that will stimulate the imagination
Black and white, pastels and neutrals are fine for an infant’s nursery, but they are not very stimulating to the toddler, who is starting to grow and explore the world. When you re-decorate your toddler’s bedroom, choose a scheme that will stimulate the imagination. However, this does not mean you should completely overwhelm your child with every color in the rainbow. Work in a couple accent colors: Red is the obvious choice for a firetruck theme; pink and purple are perfectly acceptable for decorating the princess’s tower.
Consider colors that you can work with as your child grows
Your child might not like red when he is a teenager, and she likely won’t want a princess theme bedroom when she gets a little older. However, it may not be feasible to completely redecorate the bedroom when your toddler outgrows whatever theme you choose. This is why it may be a good idea to use a base of neutral hues that will work with a number of different accent colors. You might use these colors for the wall color, carpeting, and any furniture that will remain in the room as your child grows. Then simply add accent colors to the room with bedding, curtains, rugs, lamps, wall hangings, and so on.
How to decorate your toddler’s bedroom is ultimately your choice, but the above ideas might be helpful as you consider the theme or color scheme. Whatever you choose, remember these tips: Consider hues that will stimulate the imagination, and ones that you will be able to work around as your child grows.
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