Decorating your kids' room can be fun or aggravating. They change a lot over the years and so do their likes and dislikes. This will cause their rooms to change. To make sure you aren't spending a lot of money on re-doing their entire room every time they decide their done with their old life, try these few things:
Use Neutral Colors
This doesn't mean decorate a child's room as you would an adult, but keeping big items such as walls and furniture neutral help them last longer through the early years and make more room for accessories such as pillows, chairs, and wall art to add a little more creativity to the room.
Choose Flexible Furniture
Simple is always better. While purchasing the Barbie Dream Bed will be fun for a year or two, children's mindsets change all the time and this may not last very long. It's best to get a good quality bed frame and dresser that will last and allow them to showcase their personality through other qualities of their room.
Children need space to run, dance and create! Give them this space and get rid of the clutter. If they grow out of Hot Wheels, donate it to Good Will. Stuffing it in a drawer will only cause the room to feel smaller than it is and not allow you or your child to feel comfortable being in too long. If you're working with a tiny space, a great way to make these areas feel larger than they are is by purchasing built-in, sleep and toy storage areas.
Let Them Help Decorate
It's important that kids have an opportunity to express themselves. You can do this by allowing them to pick out their own bed set or wall art. Having a dedicated space for their toys and book storage is a great way to give them an opportunity to have a place for the things they love, while also having the opportunity for these things to not take center stage and be put away.