How To Create A Sweet Kids Room

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by Scarlett
(Houston, Texas)

One of your first considerations when deciding to renovate your child’s bedroom is whether or not they are ready to accept the change.

If the days of cribs and soothers are long gone and your child is ready to focus on free play, reading books, and cuddling up in a twin sized bed, he or she is probably ready to take the next step in room décor.

Create a space that both your and your child will love by collaborating together to come up with a personalized, comfortable room.

When setting out on your quest for new décor, be sure to know what to avoid. We’ve all seen elaborate children’s rooms created on television, and your child may even have requested a Princess room complete with a pumpkin coach bed or a miniature castle that doubles as a bunk bed.

Although bringing elements of such fantastic rooms into your child’s space can make them happy, avoid the entire ‘theme park’ experience of every single item sticking to a theme. Your child will enjoy their room for longer, and you won’t have to redecorate as quickly.

You may have your heart set on lime green and pink polka dots, but your daughter probably has other ideas. Allow her to choose her own paint shades and patterns by taking her along with you as you shop.

Spend some time with her online, focusing on home décor sites and pointing out the various choices. If you force your own choices on her room, you’ll end up at a stale mate and have an unhappy child.

Allow your child’s personality to show through in the room. If you have a color palette selected, but your daughter wants to add a large Tinkerbell sticker to the wall, just go with it.

Wall art such as large stickers or cute word art is easy to apply and remove, and can be changed as your child changes their preferences.

Focus on your child’s health as well when decorating their rooms. Choose eco-friendly paint and hard wood floors, especially when dealing with childhood allergies or asthma.

You can purchase covers for mattresses and pillows that protect from dust mites and dander. Your child’s room should first and foremost be a healthy, safe place for them to sleep.

Prepare for the future by adding touches such as a work desk and task lighting. Although your child is currently too young to have homework, you can plan for the future by investing in the pieces now. Children at this age will appreciate a dedicated space to color or doodle.

Liven up the room with throw blankets, cute lamps, pillows, and curtains in a contrasting color. Add a splash of color to your floor with a large, fluffy area rug.

It will be a cozy place for your child to lay back and day dream. Kids rugs come in all shapes, sizes and colors so your choices are endless and you will find one to suit any décor.

Children’s rooms should reflect their personality, but should also be stylish enough for you both to love for years to come. Collaboration on décor is the key to a future of happiness with your child and your home!

Updated: February 10, 2016 — 4:09 am

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