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Let’s be honest: Your child’s bedroom likely looks like a nightmare on most days. Between piles of clothes, toys and general disorganization, it can be difficult to make it feel like it’s a living space that’s cohesive with the rest of your home.

Thankfully, you don’t have to live with a cluttered mess forever. Following a minimalist design style can help you eliminate the mess and teach your kids at an early age that sometimes less means more! You don’t have to take away all of their toys, get rid of their clothes and paint their room completely white to achieve the minimalist look; there are plenty of simple tips and tricks for achieving this scheme in a way that works with your kids’ lifestyles.

Here are a few ways you can take a more minimalist approach when redesigning your child’s bedroom:

1. Pick one color and play with different shades
Minimalism doesn’t have to necessarily mean white walls and furniture, especially in a room that’s normally bursting at the seams with colors. Don’t plan to take away all of the bright hues in your child’s room. Instead, stick to a monochromatic theme instead. Pick your kid’s favorite color and play around with different tones throughout the room.

Pick one or two main colors and use different shades of each around the room.Pick one or two main colors and use different shades of each around the room.

The color you pick can also inspire different emotions throughout the living space; according to House Beautiful, orange can “expand your thinking” which is perfect for a developing adolescent who may be using the bedroom as a place to complete school work. Yellow is also helpful for clearing your head and increasing focus. Blue promotes peace and tranquility, which can also be helpful for getting your little one to wind down after a long day.

2. Design a subtle spot for creativity
With your kids spending more time in their bedrooms than usual, especially during the winter, there should still be a space for them to get creative and entertain themselves. Following the minimalist approach, design a creative corner for your kids to express themselves and have fun. A sleek table or desk works well here; just so long as they have a large surface to use, the desk doesn’t need to go over the top or step outside of your minimalist idea. This area should be designated for studying, crafting or any creative and thought-provoking activities, so make sure the desk or table comes with storage space to keep everything organized. A comfortable chair that matches the design scheme is also essential.

3. Take advantage of multifunctional furniture and storage options
Similar to keeping the creative space organized, you should be thinking about finding opportunities to keep the entire room as a whole more formulated and coordinated. Multifunctional storage can be very helpful in this instance; a bed with drawers for clothing can help you eliminate a dresser, and a hollow ottoman can keep toys stored in a discrete way.

Turn the baby's dresser into a changing table to maximize the space in the room.Turn the baby’s dresser into a changing table to maximize the space in the room.

4. Connect with a personal decorator to perfect the minimalist scheme
Even with these design tips, you may still feel like there’s too much on your plate to get started. Don’t let the idea of getting overwhelmed keep you from completing your home project — contact a Decorating Den Interiors design consultant instead to assist with the new minimalist design. He or she will come to your home for a free consultation to discuss your current ideas and goals for the new bedroom.

It’s important to include your child in the discussion — it’s their room after all, and they should have a slice of creative control. This is a great opportunity for the personal decorator to get to know your child and understand their personality, style preferences and other details that can help during the design process.

Once all ideas are on the table, your design consultant will devise a plan and help you get the project in motion.

Are you ready to introduce a minimalist lifestyle to your child? Decorating Den Interiors can provide the guidance and assistance needed to complete the vision. Contact us directly today to get started.