Whether you’re expecting a new addition to your family, moving to a new home, or refreshing a few rooms, painting a children’s bedroom is always an adventure.

And it’s easy to see why! Choosing color, styles, and wall decor in your kids’ rooms can make you feel like a kid again yourself. 

But, for unprofessional painters out there, the task may feel overwhelming. 

So today, we thought it might be a great idea to share our top 5 easy-to-follow tips for painting a children’s bedroom.

painting a children's room

1. Choose Soothing Colors For Early Childhood

We all know that babies tend not to sleep all night long. While choosing soothing or restful colors for your nursery may keep your little one asleep all night, it might help them rest just a bit more.

In fact, it only takes one month before babies begin to detect the brightness of colors. And at four months, your baby’s color vision might be fully developed.

Let’s use colors to help your child rest and get a good night’s sleep. Often, pastel yellows, pale greens, calming pinks, and soft blues can often add a soothing touch to any room, especially your little’s nursery.

2. Plan Ahead: They Grow Up So Quick

We all know that kids seem to grow in the blink of an eye. One minute, they’re sleeping soundly in their crib, and the next, they’re off to college! 

Existential crisis aside, you will want to plan ahead when it comes to choosing the design of your children’s room. While we, of course, want to use soothing colors during early childhood, as your little person grows, they will surely want a refresh.

So be sure to choose colors and design schemes that are long-lasting or easy to re-do as needed. As we all know, kids’ tastes change rapidly. 

As your child grows up, consider adding more neutral colors into the room, perhaps with a colorful accent wall or mural. This will provide both flexibility and fun!

3. Let Your Kid Choose(ish)!

Okay, we know that you’re probably not going to hand your kids the paintbrush and let them go wild. But, once they’re old enough, it’s appropriate to let your child have creative input for their room color.

Your kid will be spending a lot of time here, practicing their instrumentals, playing video games, sleeping, doing homework, etc., so let’s make sure that it’s a place they want to be (within reason, of course).

Work together with your child to pick out a color scheme that fits your home’s aesthetic and your child’s taste. 

Also, keep in mind that colors have psychological effects. There might be certain feelings or emotions that your child resonates with more. Perhaps yellow makes them feel more creative or beige makes them feel more relaxed.

Whichever it is, be sure to keep an open mind.