Step-By-Step Guide for Upgrading Your Kids’ Room

Redecorating and upgrading your child’s bedroom is a fun task! However, with the excitement comes a lot of stress. With your children growing up, updating their bedrooms can be a daunting and expensive task. Upgrading their room is inevitable as they grow up. Something that they loved as a child would start to become too babyish for their age and sunrays that bought brightness will now be blocked even in the absence of curtains.

There are many things to look at when redecorating a room: what colour to paint walls, what furniture is needed, and how to go about the whole process. Take things one at a time to not feel so overwhelmed.

Here is a guide to making this task easier for you. It consists of a list of things you need and how to go about the process. This checklist would help you keep your mind on track and make this process more exciting for you and your child.

Step 1: Plan It Out

The first step is to plan it out. Sit with your child, and make a list of all the things they need, their likes and dislikes, so you and your child are on the same page. It must be tempting to go shopping for the room immediately or start moving the furniture from the room. However, skipping this vital step would only make you feel more cluttered and confused later on. Once a plan is made, the following steps will become easier for you.

Decide on what colour your child wants to paint on walls, the furniture needed, and the budget for all of this redecoration. Encourage them to pick colours or themes that are more universal, so minor changes can be made along the way.

Step 2: Clear the Clutter

To make space in your room for new furniture, you need to declutter and clear out the room. Take out all the used toys, books, games, beds and shift the pedestal fan that your child doesn’t need anymore. For example, if your child is growing up and wants a more sophisticated room, it is time to let go of all the stuffed animals she no longer needs. This way, when the space becomes clear, you’ll know exactly how many more things you need.

When kids transition from their preschool and early elementary years to the “tween,” pre-teen and teenager stage, you might notice they may naturally accumulate less clutter.

A good idea would be to hold garage sales or give them to charity if the things cleared out are in good condition. Other children could use them. The things that brought joy to you would now bring joy to them.

Step 3: Pick the Colour You Want To Paint Your Walls

Painting the walls gives your child’s room a clean new start. Ask your child to pick a colour they like. Encourage them to choose a bright or dark colour, keeping the other walls more neutral for the accent wall. Painting a room with lighter shades is more inexpensive because dark colours require more coats, making them expensive to paint. Choosing lighter colours like sky blue or green, or lilac would give the room a fresh look. Darker colours can make your child’s room smaller and narrower.

Step 4: Choose Furniture

One of the essential pieces of furniture for your room is the bed. If your child has outgrown their bed, buying a new bed is inevitable. If you’re looking for a children’s bed, there are a lot of options available. The new designs are minimalistic and multipurpose as well. A bed can now turn into a sofa, and it has storage space under it to make things seem less cluttered around the room and in cabinets.

Match the aesthetic of the bed to the rest of the furniture and the colour of the room. If you’re planning to buy a new cabinet with the bed, cupboard and bed sets are also available at furniture stores.

Never choose the furniture of different styles in one room. Instead of making the room look chic, it will make it look cluttered and mismatched. Once you know what you want and list down all the things you need for your room, going furniture shopping will become easier.

It Will Turn Out Great!

Once you’ve checked every step off this list, your room will come together quickly and peacefully. Now that you have everything, all you have to do is start working on the space. You can even hire some help to make things easier for you.

Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee, a graduate of Interior Design from the University of Washington, has been shaping indoor spaces with his innovative designs for over a decade. He joined various teams in 2017, sharing his expertise in creating functional yet aesthetically pleasing living environments. His architecture and design psychology background provides a unique lens to his approach. He also advocates for sustainable design, incorporating eco-friendly practices into his work. He indulges in pottery and gardening when not writing or designing, finding inspiration in nature’s forms and textures. He also enjoys teaching design.

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