Having a space of your own that feels comfortable is essential for everyone. So, even though your son may say he doesn’t care what his room looks like, he’ll love having a room that expresses his personality and suits his tastes.
Here’s how to help him get it:
Involve him in the process: Even very young children know which colors they find appealing and which ones they don’t. Set a color scheme he enjoys by taking him to the paint store to pick out a shade he likes.
Focus on his interests: Take the decorating cues from his interests. Whether he’s a budding computer genius, a wildlife lover or a fan of Superman, you can find sheets, pictures and accessories that will speak to his interests. As those interests change, make sure the new interests are represented.
Use the space according to his needs: If your boy is a sports buff, he’ll need some storage space for his equipment. Consider building in a window seat for athletic stuff, perhaps flanking it with a bookcase on either side. If the space is on the small side, make the furniture do double duty; a loft bed with a desk underneath it is a real space saver.
Allow for entertaining: Chairs his friends can sit in when they visit are important, even if they have to be the folding variety. Having the ability to be a gracious host will make him feel great!