Meeting with children to decorate their rooms has always been one of my favorite things to do as an Interior Designer. I am fascinated by how diverse their minds are, what lofty ideas come to their little minds and how EXCITED they get when their room is done! It’s very rewarding for me to go through this process. Whether its for newborn babies or teenages, there is a challenge to make that child feel secure, safe and at home in their own room. We don’t usually think too much about that child and their place to go….its our house, right?! Studies have shown that when you allow your child to help make the decisions on what their own room looks like it helps the child psychologically! The child feels like he/she is important, he/she is impowered by someone listening to them, and they are able to express themselves…their way! Read along…see just a few of the projects I’ve done for the kids!
The photo above was for a tween who loved the New York skyline…she wanted to use her existing lighting and glam up the room. She wanted color as well. The exciting thing I did in this room was I found a wallpaper mural of a scene from New York City that the child resonates with and use it on a whole wall in their room. We added GLAM with the crystal chandelier and found her a new daybed that looked like a sofa and added cute pillows on it too. I made a simple valance out of a cool 3-D Circles fabric for her windows and place a honeycomb blind behind the valance so she could have privacy. She LOVED her room and all her friends loved coming over to spend the night in New York City!