Room Themes for Different Ages
When you are expecting a baby, it’s exciting to plan the nursery, carefully choosing décor to make your little one comfy. As your child grows, though, it can be hard for the room to keep up! Bigger kids have constantly changing interests and rapidly changing needs that mean a room needs to change and grow with them. With a little bit of foresight, though, you can create a room that’s easily changed as your child outgrows it. Here are some ideas for how to theme your child’s room to allow for customizations as they age:
Keep the wall colors quiet
Painting your child’s room in a neutral color doesn’t make it boring, it makes it versatile. As much as your daughter loves ballerina pink right now, she may hate it with the same passion tomorrow. It’s easier to change out the bedspread and rug or repaint the bookcase than it is to repaint an entire room.
Buy inexpensive accessories
Not only do kids change their minds pretty often about what they want, but they’re also rough on their possessions. Buy bedspreads, blankets or throws, rugs and curtains that you can easily afford to replace, and it will be easier to keep your cool when the glitter glue goes everywhere, or there’s nail polish in the rug.
Artwork is easy to change, and temporary murals or wall tattoos add interest without commitment. Using bedding and accessories to express the theme of the room is an inexpensive way to personalize it.
Allow for self-expression
Paint a section of the wall with chalkboard paint, for murals when they’re little and lists when they’re older. Designate a gallery wall for their artwork, school work, and achievements. Letting your children express their personalities in their rooms is an important part of helping them discover who they are.
Make it easy to change things up
A bookcase can hold storage bins for blocks, crayons and plastic dinosaurs, and then easily convert to hold books, trophies, and electronics. A bunk bed that converts to a loft can be a fun place for childhood sleepovers, yet easily shift to accommodate a study area or couch for a teenager. Think long term when you’re designing your child’s room, and invest in furniture that is multi-functional and can grow with them.
Simpler is better
Ultimately, you want your children’s rooms to be peaceful places, where they can play, think, and rest. Keeping the décor simple and cozy is a great way to make any room a place where your child can thrive and grow.
If your child has outgrown a room, it’s not hard to change things around and make it work. If your family has outgrown your house, though, it may be time to make a more significant change. If you’re ready for a custom built luxury home, Cachet Homes builds exceptional homes that anyone would be proud to own. Incorporated in 1990, Cachet Homes doesn’t just build homes with simple elegance and sophisticated style; we also create neighborhoods consistent with home values. Our homes are built with care and concern for the community, and we are committed to operating with social responsibility for surrounding land use. To learn more about how we can put you in a beautiful home that meets your family’s needs and exceeds your expectations, contact us.