Learn how redecorating an old room can brighten your home. Kids will be kids, but with these tips you’ll be amazed at how much you can change things.
You want your children to be happy in their new home. Even though you may be thrilled with what you already have, children can be finicky. This is especially true if the only room and home they knew before was the one they just left for your new place. Redecorating the child’s room can help to brighten their mood and it can help them to acclimate to the new home more quickly.
What does the child like? It’s important that you get input from your children when you are redecorating the room. Let them have some input – albeit reasonable input – on things such as the color, the type of bed they will have, and the like. Making them a part of the decision making process, just as you were a part of the process of choosing your new house or apartment, and they will be happy, and even excited to contribute their ideas.
One of the things that you want to avoid though is mistaking your idea for a great child’s bedroom with what they really want. Maybe when you were growing up, you always wanted to have a cowboy theme. If your child likes dinosaurs, not cowboys, the theme simply won’t go over very well. Remember, it’s about making them happy. When you do, they will love what you’ve created as much as you do.
However, make sure that you don’t follow too many of the pop culture trends unless you plan to redecorate again in six months. The hot cartoon and Disney characters of today might be old news next year. Keep things relatively simple, and use bedding, posters, and the like for the most popular characters of today. Those things are far easier to replace than a mural on one of the walls.
You can also talk with an interior designer about some ideas for the kids’ rooms. They may have some insight and ideas that you haven’t thought of. After all, they are in the business of decorating, and their insight can be very valuable.
Just remember a child’s room is their castle, pirate ship, and fairytale land all in one. They will build memories there and as much as you want your kids to play outside, there is nothing wrong with having a cozy little place to call your own. Make sure they are comfortable.