Designing Your Kids RoomThat Will Grow With Them
Kids change their personal tastes from age to age and that’s okay, it’s all part of the fun of growing up. But when it comes to design their rooms, constantly updating the décor to reflect their ever-changing interests can be exhausting and not to mention expensive. You can use the following tips to design the bedroom that will grow with the growth of your child and let them express their persona.
Investing in Ageless Furniture:
When you have a baby, it’s easy to get taken in by sweet and picturesque nursery items. But the cuteness of those pieces surpasses their durability. Once your child ages a few years, those items will seem too juvenile and will lose their purpose, then you will find yourself at the store once again spending those big bucks. The best solution for this is to invest your money into timeless furniture’s that will be with your child for many years to come. For instance, rather than buying a child-size cupboard, buy one that will be able to accommodate their clothes for years to come.
Keep Pricy Design Elements Neutral:
Where neutrality is concerned, the price is a good rule to follow. If the item you are purchasing costs a significant amount of money, make sure that it won’t feel outdated in a short amount of time. Leave incorporating trendy décor to items that you won’t mind replacing when they go out of style.
There are a few areas in a room that you want to stand the test of time – floor coverings, furniture pieces, and paint colors. Instead of using these things to make a style statement – such as the painting the walls of a baby’s room a pastel pink or blue – choose an option that has staying power. Pick paint colors that are warm and inviting, classic finishes for your furniture, and floor coverings that are universal.
Choose Multifaceted Furniture:
When shopping for furniture’s, look out for double duty items. Especially when looking to transition a room which is ready for an infant to a room which is ready for a child. Choose a furniture that will serve more than one purpose such as a bed that has a storage unit built in it, or a changing table that is transformed into a study table.
Add Accessories According To Personality:
Your child’s room should be designed with the hint of their personality, and not far from it. This is their own space and they should be encouraged to use it to express who they are. Just make sure to add those pops of personality with accessories that can be changed as easily as their interests. This means items like rugs, throw pillows, and picture frames that you would be fine with swapping out on a semi-regular basis. Additionally, while it’s always great to keep clutter to a minimum, allowing your child to choose a few knickknacks for display in his room is a simple and affordable way to allow him to feel involved in the design process.
When it comes to kids, nothing is permanent. They change their favorite foods, colors, and styles as easily as the wind blows. Why should the design of their rooms be an exception? Be prepared for these requests for change to come and open to them when they come. However, by following these tips to design a room that grows along with your kid, you can save yourself a lot of time, money, and frustration in the process. But, best of all, you can respect your kids unique personality while doing so, which is never a bad thing.