Decorating your kids room can be fun and exciting. You can totally indulge your inner child with the colours and prints you get to play around with.
However, it's important to remember that the occupant is going to be a kid. It can also be a very challenging task. They need all the space in the world to run, jump and play without hurting themselves. While you focus on making the room look all cute and beautiful, you also need to pay absolute attention to safety. No matter how much you try to protect them; they will run, jump, fall and hurt themselves.
As parents, it is our responsibility to ensure that there is nothing in the room that can cause them bodily harm. No sharp corners and edges. All their furniture - bed, study table, cupboards etc have rounded corners, and the walls need to have soft, rounded edges.
Still on the point of safety, electrical fittings are an extremely important consideration. Keep plug points at safe heights. Also, ensure that you go in for safety sockets so kids cannot push their pencils or toys into them.
Another important factor is window heights. Windows in kids rooms should either be placed relatively higher, or should be well shielded with a properly fitted grill.
It is important to know what your child wants in their room. When i ask to my daughter, she says...
There's a small cabinet over her study table filled with all her Barbie dolls, and one Barbie Prince doll. "It's my favourite because even I love dolls," she says laughing.