HOW DO YOU DECORATE A KID’S ROOM THAT WILL GROW WITH THEM?
The best advice I was ever given was to not buy into fads and ‘theme’ the room, and go straight to a double bed from the cot (this will see them through teenage years too as single beds only last a short time at the rate kids grow).
Purchase one beautiful piece of art that will work from babyhood through to their adult years. Vintage posters are a great option as they are often bright, fun, and not overly ‘kiddie’.
However, to ensure the kids stamp their own personality on the room too, consider installing an ‘art line’ (like a fishing line) that they can peg their own creations to, or paint a wall in blackboard paint. This can be easily changed over time but will allow them some creative input that is age appropriate.
WHAT IS THE EASIEST WAY TO CHANGE UP MY HOME ON A BUDGET?
One word: ‘paint’. And I don’t just mean the walls. Why not consider painting more unsuspecting surfaces, like a ceiling, a door, or a fireplace, in a bold colour. Or how about reviving an old chair in a vibrant yellow, or giving a chest of drawers a lick of hot pink? Paint is an instant game-changer; it is inexpensive, and with a bit of elbow grease can completely transform a room from drab to fab. Some of the best rooms I have ever seen and shot for magazines come down to a creative use of paint. And the best part? If you don’t like it, just repaint it.
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