Allowing kids to be involved in the design of their own rooms is intimidating at best for parents. You want them to feel like they have input, but don’t want their room to end up looking like a rainbow threw up all over it. Letting kids redo their own rooms creates responsibility within the household and fosters their own creativity.
The first important thing to discuss with your kid before redecorating a bedroom are function, comfort and theme of the room. These will guide the rest of your decorating. Allow your child to have as much liberty in the decorating process as possible to make the project his or her own. However, if that isn’t possible, provide options in each of the following areas:
Often one of the first things kids want to change in their rooms is the paint color. Paint is a relatively cheap way to completely change the look of a space.
Wall decals (large adhesive stickers) and tapestries are commonly overlooked when decorating, yet are great to decorate your kid’s room with because they are temporary. You can easily find themed decals online and are a great alternative to enhancing a room’s walls without the chore, or permanency, of painting.
If you are in the market for a new bedroom set, our recommendation is to buy high-quality furniture that will transition with your child. Refurbishing old furniture with wood stain or even a coat of paint is also a great option if their current furniture is in need of some TLC.
It is important to not overwhelm a space with a novelty theme or pattern. However, if your child is following a theme don’t be afraid to buy themed “bed-in-a-bags” which are affordable and include the bedspread, sheets, shams, and often a accent pillow. Instead of patterned or novelty bedspreads, choosing a solid color and adding patterned or themed sheets is also an inexpensive way to change up the decor of your kid’s room. If you are following no specific theme, providing options in colors and patterns is the most effective strategy for your child to choose their bedding. Lastly, never forget the pillows - the more the merrier!
Make it fun and creative! Here are inexpensive and hands-on decoration projects to make with your kids:
Engaging your kid in their room design provides a sense of accomplishment for your child as well as creates a comfortable space for your child to relax, play and study. To discover more home tips, follow SEA Construction blog or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.