We don’t have to tell you that kids grow up fast. One day you’re bringing them home from the hospital, and the next thing you know, it’s their first day of school.
No matter what age your kids are, one thing’s for sure—at some point, you’re going to need to give their room a makeover.
Whether their individual tastes have changed or they’ve simply outgrown their current furniture, here are four quick makeover tips to give your child their dream room (or as close as you can get within reason).
Ask for Help (from Your Kid!)
Of course, your nine-year-old will be much more forthcoming with their ideas and preferences than your toddler.
But in general, the more involved they can be in the process, the better.
Encouraging your child to express their unique style will help foster their creativity.
Plus, the last thing you want is to completely change their room in a way they don’t even like.
Here are a few easy ways to involve your kiddo in the design process:
Provide them with choices
Giving your child free reign at the paint counter might mean you end up with neon green walls.
If you’re fine with giving them total creative control, we applaud your bravery.
For those who want to reign things in a little, we suggest letting them choose from a few parent-approved options.
Give them time to think
To avoid making your child feel stressed or pressured about selecting items for their room, give them time to reflect and think about their options.
Keep an open mind
If that wacky piece of decor and those two clashing patterns are going to bring your child joy, try to stay open to their quirky choices.
At the end of the day, their room should be a safe, comforting place.
Does it really matter if the rug matches their comforter?
Get Them Excited About a Theme
Does your child have an absolute favorite Disney movie?
Are they totally obsessed with sports?
Whatever your child’s passion may be, keep it in mind as you design their new room.
As an added bonus, it will make picking out furniture and decorations so much easier on your end since all you have to do is follow the theme!
Make a Big Deal Over Furniture
Sometimes, all it takes to get your child excited about their room again is a brand-new bed or couch.
Moving from a crib to a toddler bed to their first “big kid bed” marks the beginning of each new phase.
Select a bed designed for kids like a trundle or bunk bed.
Don’t forget to emphasize how proud you are of them for making it to this exciting milestone.
You might also consider other furniture pieces that they can grow into; lane high leg recliners are the perfect accompaniment to the avid reader’s room.
Your little one can curl up and get lost in their favorite books, or you can use the recliner to read bedtime stories at night – everyone wins!
Be Ready to Keep Redecorating
Again, time seems to move in warp speed when your little ones are growing up.
As exciting as it is to watch them hit milestone after milestone, it also means they’ll quickly outgrow their current setup—both in taste and physical size.
Stick to decorating on a budget until they’re a little older and more sure of what they want.
For those of you who plan to expand the family down the line, it’s a good idea to invest in items you can pass down from one kid to the next.
Otherwise, consider friends or family who might be able to use a crib or changing table in the future.
Remember, us parents need to stick together!
Your Kids Will Love Their New Digs
As a parent, nothing warms your heart like seeing your child smile.
We know they’re going to be over the moon when they see their new and improved bedroom, so you’ll be glad you went the extra mile to make their space special.