As your child gets older, it’s very possible that they’ll want to revamp their bedroom. They may be growing out of the child’s wallpaper, and toys are crowding their room and want something to feel a little more grown up as they go into secondary school. It’s best to get your child involved with as much as they can when changing their room, so here are some tips to get started and declutter too.
Wallpaper and Flooring
When choosing wallpaper and flooring, choosing something neutral is the best way to ensure your child won’t grow bored of the space in a few years. Grey, white and cream are the best bet and can make the room relaxing, then adding posters and furniture will make it more personalised. Go down to your local paint store and try out paint swatches on your wall to ensure your child will like it and it will fit with the theme of their room before painting a whole wall. If painting and decorating is something you’ve never done, perhaps think about hiring a trusted service such as athdecorating.co.uk.
When changing a room, this can be a good chance to see what furniture can be kept and what needs to be replaced. If your child is getting bored of their furniture, but it is still in good condition, it can be sold on plenty of websites such as Gumtree. There are many ways to update your child’s furniture with fresh paint or drawer knobs, and this is a great idea if you don’t have the cash for new furniture and it can make it look like new. If there are a few children in the house, they may want to have a swap around with some of their furniture. Also, check charity shops and car boot sales as you can often find a bargain for something that looks just like new.
There are many ways to make your child’s room look more grown up. Lightshades, curtains and bedding can transform a room from a child’s room to a teen’s. Go shopping with them and let them choose what they like and look around for the best prices. There are many cool things such as posters of your child’s favourite band, video game or tv show that can be cheap and make it personalised to them. Photo frames or a pinboard could be a great idea for a creative child to pin photos and any artwork on to. There are a variety of shops who sell fairy lights, great for girls looking for a little more sparkle in their life.
When revamping your child’s room, this is the perfect time to declutter. Unwanted toys, books and games may want to go to charity shops, siblings or they may even be in good enough condition to sell. Keeping a few things from their childhood is a nice keepsake such as the teddy or blanket they’ve always had, and as they grow older and have their own children, they will appreciate that you have kept it.
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