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Design a Bedroom that Grows with Your Child

Design a Bedroom that Grows with Your Child

One week it’s robots, the next it’s dinosaurs, then along comes a new movie that’s the new must have for their bedroom. Keeping up with the ever-changing tastes of your child can make decorating his bedroom challenging. There’s a way to decorate kids’ rooms without changing everything every month. The key is to invest in a look that grows with your child.

Timeless Furniture:

Look for furniture that you could keep in your home for years to come. For example, rather than buying a child-sized bureau, choose one that their clothes will grow into. If you have the space, invest in a double bed over a single to accommodate more sleeping arrangements and visiting guests.

Multifunctional Furniture:

Double-duty furniture is ideal, especially when looking to transition a room from a space that is fit for an infant into one that is ready for a child. Think outside the idea of a standard changing table and purchase a desk or dresser that can be fitted with a padded changing mat. This way, you can use the changing table while you need it, but your child has a ready-made space to do her homework once she starts school.

The same hold true when you are purchasing beds. Look for one that has built-in storage underneath. The storage will help the room stay looking crisp and clean while also giving you extra options to put away a never-ending supply of toys.

Keep the Design Neutral:

When your child is a baby, it’s tempting to cover the walls in pastel paints and the floors with an adorable plush rug. But these design elements will not age well. Pick paint colors that are warm and inviting, classic finishes for your furniture, and floor coverings that are universal. Leave incorporating trendy décor to items that you won’t mind replacing when they go out of style.

Have Fun with Accessories:

This is where you can let your child’s personality really come out to play. Get them that astronaut bedspread or Old MacDonald’s sheets. Highlight their artwork in easy to change out frames. Let them get that hot pink fuzzy throw blanket or sequined pillow. These items can easily be replaced when a new trend comes around.

If your child is old enough, get them involved. Let them have a say in which accessories they want to show off. If they have control over a few design elements, they are more likely to want to hang on to them for a while longer.