Learn how to get the perfect finish when redecorating your child’s bedroom!
We’re often redecorating our children’s bedrooms, probably more than any other room in the house. But often, after updating the room, it can still look a bit shabby or tired. It can be hard to get a good finish to bring the room to life.
So, here’s three tips to help you get the perfect finish when redecorating your child’s bedroom.
Even if you’ve painted or wallpapered a wall not so long ago, it can look a little shabby. This may be down to wear and tear from having active little ones using the room. Or it may be down to the age of your home. In this case, a fresh start may help.
A flat, smooth wall is a good starting point and that may require a replaster or skim coat on the walls. Getting a good finish when plastering a wall takes an expert hand, so you’ll need to scope out the cost to plaster a room first.
Once your plaster is on and thoroughly dried, you’ll need to seal the wall before you can decorate. This will help wallpaper to bond and prevent paintwork becoming patchy. Now you should have the ideal surface to decorate with the latest children’s wallpaper or paint color.
The floor of a child’s bedroom can wear quite quickly and be difficult to keep clean. This is a key factor in redecorated rooms looking less than perfect.
If you’re looking to fix this, now might be the time to get a new floor professionally installed. Going for a durable and easy to clean surface will keep it looking good for a long time. So, consider practical materials such as vinyl that can mimic wood effects without the hassle of keeping real wood in prime condition.
When they’re growing up, kids are often stuck with hand-me-down furniture that’s come from an older child’s room, a relative or family friend. Furniture, as with clothes, gets outgrown. And, quite rightly, we tend to pass it onto the next child or to someone we know.
This is great, except when your child’s room is filled with random mis-matched furniture. It can lack a bit of love and might not appeal to your kid’s taste. But don’t worry you can still create a cohesive and attractive bedroom for you child. If the furniture is wooden, then give it all a light sand, before varnishing or painting in the same shade or color. Alternatively, give it a good clean up, and replace all the handles for more up to date, matching ones. There are plenty of fun-shaped furniture handles that will delight your child.