07 Sep Updating Your Child’s Bedroom
As your kids grow, their bedroom will have to grow with them. Not in size, but in style. No child wants to feel like a baby in a room filled with stuffed animals until they’re 18. We’ve compiled a few tips to update your kids bedroom as they grow.
Lose the Wallpaper
That cute wallpaper may have been a perfect fit before your child hit their teens but there’s no need to embarrass them by keeping it up. Let your kid help pick the color and shade of their room to give them some individual and creative freedom.
Pro tip: If they really hate that fuzzy animal wallpaper, let them help tear it down and re-paint the room. Everybody should know how to paint!
Go Modern and Basic
If you want to avoid redecorating and getting rid of things every few years, plan for basics. Preference and style changes quickly as a child and young adult. If your child is growing out of the bright colors and stuffed animals stage, a modern and tasteful palette and design will last. Here are a few rooms featuring classic elements we think last the test of time:
Take Out the TV
If you want your growing child to spend even less time with the family, add a TV and Xbox to their room. Otherwise, leave the entertainment system in the family room or den. A bookshelf is a solid replacement for a TV when it comes to your kid’s bedroom.
Let the Kids Help
Your child is bound to appreciate their room more if they get to help in the design process. I’m not saying you should let them go abstract Van Gogh on the walls, but help pick out decorations, bed sheets, photos or paintings, all within reason.
If you’re redecorating yourself, let them help wall mount the bookshelf, assemble the bed, or paint the walls. They’ll have a much stronger feeling of pride in their room if they help create it.