There’s never a bad time to reevaluate your kids’ rooms. Transitioning isn’t always easy because kids get attached to certain toys and furniture. That’s OK, because you can move at your own pace. You’ll know when the time is right to alter their rooms. Often kids will naturally initiate change. Here are some helpful questions to ask yourself:
Are the rooms working well? Have your kids’ interests changed? Are there certain elements that need to be added or removed, per your child’s age and interests? What are their wishes or dreams?
FURNITURE AND FURNISHINGS – WOW! THEY MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE
Just as you have to keep kids in the right size clothes, the same goes for furniture. Here are six helpful tips for transitioning rooms.
- Early on, get furniture they will grow into.
For example, go for a look that will transcend time. Look for bedroom sets that aren’t just for tots.
Full beds can easily can be transitioned throughout the years.
Why not consider a sleigh bed?
- With time, make transitions by changing bedding, including pillows and comforters to suit their taste.
From childhood years…
…to tween and teen years
- Roll out a new throw rug. With many different designs to choose from, these can help transform the look of a room.
- Stylish accents, such as lamps, can easily be switched to help update a room.
Hint: Purchase styles that will work for any age.
- Paint: Use bright colors in toddler years. Mute the room’s color or coordinate it with a theme as your child grows.
It’s amazing how a fresh coat can change the entire look of a room.
- Coordinate rooms for different purposes.
Kids’ rooms can be coordinated for different situations. For example, since many kids are now being home schooled, this calls for a room with a dual purpose. If you’re fortunate enough to have a large room to work with, you could dedicate half of it to creating a classroom, complete with dry erase boards, desk, teacher’s workstation and storage for books and supplies.
Bookcases and desks are a must.
Look for furniture with lots of cubbies and drawers. This gives you extra storage space for supplies.
By planning ahead and tapping into your kids’ interests, you’re sure to create the perfect room that will be functional and fun for many years to come.
If you have recently transitioned your child’s room or have helpful hints, we’d love you to share your experience and ideas in the comments section.