Decorating your children’s room may be the most challenging thing in the world. Considering that children tend to grow rapidly and you don’t want them to outgrow that room, you put so much effort into decorating within a short time. To make sure you get it right and you don’t fall short where decorating your children’s room is concerned, follow these quick easy tips.
- Give the Kids a chance to choose: Let the kids express themselves by choosing colours and some of the furniture for their room. They might not choose the right colours or furniture, but the opportunity gives them a chance to express their personality in their room.
- Put the kids to work: You would be surprised by how many people don’t put their kids to work. It is their room and they should be involved in redecorating it as much as possible. Get them involved in painting their room. It can even serve as a family bonding exercise. Get the kids and your spouse involved in painting their rooms. You would save costs this way and create fun memories while you are at it.
- Balance colour choices: Not every wall has to have a different colour. Balance the colors and the lighting of the room, or else, you may have a riot of colors in your children’s room. It is also important to choose colours that represent the personality of your children. This is why it is important to allow children choose colors for their rooms, as long as it is within reason.
- Don’t follow trends: If you must go with trends, make sure you are only spending money on inexpensive trends. Ensure that whatever trend you choose to go with is practical in the long run. For instance, when choosing a center rug for your child’s room, choose one that will be easy to clean. Practicality should always win over trends.
- Don’t buy the twin or small beds: Unless you are hoping that your children would maintain the same size all through their teen years, it is important that, when choosing a bed for them, you consider the growth factor. Buy a full sized bed if you have room and can afford it. That way, they grow into it.
- Don’t spend more money than you can afford: It is easy to lose track of spending when redecorating your child’s room. So, to effectively keep track, the best thing to do is to make a list of everything you want and commit to buying the most important items. Also, be practical. You don’t have to change that bedside lamp or blanket that works just fine.
- Know when to buy high-quality items: As much as you are trying to cut costs and stay within your budget, it is imperative to buy high-quality items from time to time and also know when to buy them. For instance, the move from a crib to a big kid bed happens at age 2 or 3; the changeover from the toddler room to a kid’s room from ages 6 to 12; and then another redecoration at age 17 or so. By their teen years, you may buy much more quality items because, at that age, they know the importance of keeping quality items and also know how to take care of them, as opposed to when they were younger and cared less about safe keeping.