5 Trends to Try Out in Your Child’s Room

Photo Credit: Bedding.com

Photo Credit: Bedding.com

Your child’s interests come and go quickly, always moving on to the next big thing. This can make it fun to experiment with décor and decorating trends. Helping your pre-teen or teenager express themselves is a great way to instill confidence and feelings of self-worth. You may have to try out a new trend every few months, but if it makes your teenager feel happy and able to be themselves, it is all worth the effort. Here are five trends you can start out with for your child’s room:

Trend #1: Painted Ceiling

When painting a room, most people paint the walls and leave the ceiling alone. But lately, ceilings have become the new accent wall. You’ll see ceilings with stripes and circles and even a chevron pattern. Painting the ceiling provides an interesting focal point, pulling the eye upward. So, if you decide to paint the ceiling, make sure you have an amazing light fixture to go with it.

Trend #2: Wallpaper

Wallpaper isn’t considered antiquated anymore. For years, the idea of wallpaper seemed too traditional and stuffy, but it’s all about bright and fun designs and creating a one-of-a-kind look with wallpaper. The new patterns and designs might surprise you, as they’re no longer farmhouses, roosters, or faded floral. Some of the popular wallpaper right now can be very loud, so start with an accent wall to test it out.

Trend #3: Tribal Prints

Chevron is on its way out and tribal is in. Geometric tribal prints can be found in furniture, wall hangings, and even wallpaper patterns. If your child likes the idea of a tribal theme, it’s the perfect time to dip your toes in the water. You’ll find more traditional tribal prints and even more, modern palettes, like neon and pastels.

Trend #4: Gold and Brass

Silver used to reign supreme, but it has been replaced by gold and brass. The warm tones of those metallics bring a cozy feel to any space. And don’t be afraid to mix metallics. They’re all a part of the same family, so mixing metallics intentionally, especially gold and brass, can create a sophisticated and modern look. Imagine pairing gold pleated drapes with a brass curtain rod. It would make quite the statement.

Trend #5: Radiant Orchid

The Pantone color of 2014 is Radiant Orchid. It’s being used everywhere, from wall color to accessories to furniture. This beautiful purple color will even be seen in clothing. You can start with a few accents of Radiant Orchid, and when you feel brave, experiment with Radiant Orchid furniture. Or better yet, use Radiant Orchid in the wallpaper or on your child’s newly painted ceiling.

Combining all these trends at once may not be such a great idea, but picking one or two that work together is an easy way to give your child’s room a facelift and keep it up-to-date with modern trends.

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