Is it time to redecorate a few of the rooms in your home? Consider including your kids in the process. Kids have strong preferences, and they love to influence their environment. While your tastes might not tend toward sturdy plastic items in bright, primary colors, there are ways to incorporate the style and taste of your children in your decorating scheme so you are all happy with the result. Consider tackling these decorating projects with your kids:
Brighten a Bedroom
If you are not willing to give complete control of the color choice over to your child, narrow the selection to a few colors you can live with and let your child make the final decision. Another option is to allow your child to pick a bolder color for one wall while sticking to a neutral color on the other walls. It’s only paint!
Personalize the room through accessories such as lamps, bedding, a small bookcase, and wall decorations. Find inspiration in the colors of a favorite sports team or movie character. Save your sanity by shopping online instead of taking the whole family to the mall. Take advantage of resources such as @LTDCommodities, who tweets tips for browsing and select coordinating home decor items from a wide variety of choices.
Accessorize a Bathroom
To make over a bathroom, start with a new picture frame. Have your kids create a masterpiece to fill the frame, and then choose a new shower curtain and fresh towels in a color or colors that coordinate with the artwork. Continue to add splashes of color in a throw rug, a soap dispenser, drinking cups, or a small footstool.
Warm Up a Family Room
A family room or media room can also benefit from the kid perspective. Kids love comfort and will enjoy picking out soft throws and plump pillows. Choose a large basket or bin to store those new throws. Floor cushions are a kid-friendly choice that increases seating options. Movie posters in frames have great impact on the walls, and your kids can select their favorite titles to display. These are easy to change over time as your family’s tastes change.
Don’t forget the snacks! Kids can personalize a set of popcorn bowls for the family using dishwasher-safe paint pens.
Decorating as a family can be a fun and creative project with results you can enjoy for years. Your kids will be thrilled to be making design choices, and you might even expand your own decorating horizons.