A Room to Grow (Tall) in.
“In thIs crazIness of the back to school season, It mIght be that your kId’s space Is the last thIng on your mInd. allow me to gIve you some practIcal tIps to help you fast track a room redo/refresh so you can focus on what really matters. catchIng up on Netflix, of course.”
1. Let them weigh in
Let your child give you input, and take it with a grain of salt. Just because they want their entire room painted head-to-toe “Pepto Bismol pink” doesn’t mean you have to acquiesce. There are plenty of creative ways to allow them to have their desires expressed and still have a stylish room they can grow with.
2. Design for the Future
When designing a kid’s space, not only do I design for their current stage of life, but also or about 3- 5 years from now. If we outfitted the room in just what kids enjoyed currently, we could be changing things every year! I am looking at you, “Thomas the Tank Engine” phase.
For instance, this teenage girl wanted an eclectic, bohemian space, so we included fantastic lighting, new grownup furniture, and more sophisticated decor. Now, this is a space that will take her well past high school.
3. Embrace what you love
Kid’s spaces do not have to be chaotic and haphazard, and they don’t have to look too cartoonish or thematic. For instance, in this game room, we incorporated their love for music into the decor. Hobbies are a great way to surround kids with what they love and are a natural way to decorate their spaces.
What easy changes can you make to update the space now?