School Kid Room Decorating 101: The 8 Basics Your Child Needs
Is your kid getting ready to start pre-school or Kindergarten for the first time? This is exciting news and a milestone, not just in your child’s life, but also yours. One great way to get ready for the change as well as for school, is to get your child’s room ready for school. It can be fun and something you can do together with your child, getting him/her even more excited about starting school.
What do school kids really need in their rooms? Enter School Kid Room Decorating 101 and let’s go through the 8 basics and design inspirations.
1. FUN Let’s face it, if the Big Kid room is all about studying, your kid is less likely to want to hang out (or study) there. The apple picture is designed by Avalisa and brings delicious fun to any space. Available as stretched art or as a print. You can find several styles and all of the styles in several colors.
2. A DESK is a must have for doing homework or craft projects. The Morgan Desk from Pottery Barn ($248) is a great starter desk for a child just beginning school. It doesn’t take up too much space in the room, so there is still space to play. This desk comes in pink, red and white.
3. A CHAIR to accompany the desk. I like the modern look of the Rhodes Chair by Argington ($43), and it comes in several colors to match the other furniture in the room.
4. LIGHTING. Make sure there is enough lighting in your child’s room. Get an inexpensive desk lamp to add to the new desk to give more light for books and homework. Remember to teach your child about fire safety and remin them not to leave the lamp on, some of the inexpensive desk lamps can be a fire hazard. The adjustable desk lamp pictured is from IKEA ($39.99) and fits even the smallest spaces and comes in several colors.
5. ART DISPLAY. Your kids will be bringing you so much art from school that you will need a place to display it all beyond your fridge door. The art clips from the Land of Nod ($12.95) are a work of art themselves and fit the purpose perfectly.
6. ALARM CLOCK. Owning your own alarm clock just says big kid, and it’s great for function and a nice detail for the new room. For example, this yellow traffic alarm clock from Amazon ($17.24).
7. BOOKSHELVING AND STORAGE. For books, toys and stuff – kids need a lot of storage! I like this bookshelf from Walmart ($100) for the added storage cubicle on the bottom – add a few storage boxes and your child will have an extra seat.
8. STORAGE & ORGANIZATION. Really, it’s not enough that you have storage space… it needs to be easily organized! The Color me Organized storage Solutions from Land of Nod offers a variety of fun and functional organization solutions.