Redecorate! How to Cater to Your Kid’s Changing Interests

girl's bedroom decorated in white and lavendar

Redecorating a child’s room is often a necessary process as they grow older. Not only is it nice to give the room a fresh look, but kids often develop different interests when they approach their teen years. Here are a few DIY, and affordable ideas for redecorating a kid’s room to suit their changing interests.

Get a New Rug and Curtains

Changing the rug and curtains in your kid’s room is often the best way to give the area an entirely different look. For example, rooms that were previously blue or pink, can be transformed into your kid’s favorite color, with many parents going for curtains that have pictures of a kid’s favorite movie, book, or cartoon characters.

Add Photo Frames and Posters

Now that your kid is old enough to have his or her own preferences, you might want to sit down with them and think of poster ideas. Whether the poster is of their favorite singer, athlete, comic book hero, or actor/actress, this is often a great addition to a kid’s room. It adds character and personality to the area, without being too much of an expense. Adding photo frames with pictures of your family, and your kid’s friends is also a great idea. These frames should be placed in safe areas, otherwise they will end up damaged or destroyed within weeks.

Buy Throw Pillows

Throw pillows are a great way to make an area look more comfortable and cozy. Larger throw pillows can go on the ground, where friends who visit may sit down, or near the bed/sofa area. Choose colors that won’t put them off in a few years, and make sure they have a say in where they go in the room.

Make a New Bed and a Set of Shelves

When your kid grows older, they will no longer feel comfortable sleeping in a smaller bed. Instead of buying them a bed, which can cost quite a lot of money, it is more economical to make the bed frame yourself. In addition, adding a classy table and set of shelves to the room will also give it an older, sophisticated feel. By using a table saw, and other tools, it is possible to create a beautiful table and shelf set for your kid’s room. Table saw parts, and other tools/accessories, are available at websites such as http://www.toolsandmachinery.com/powermatic-parts-5882/.

Recycle Whenever You Can

When making furniture for your kid’s new room, it is important to only use the best tools. Most DIY jobs call for high quality tools and simply refurbishing your existing furniture with a few small fixes. Use your imagination and start to recycle some of your kid’s old baby furniture or toys with the tools you have. There are plenty of websites where you can find new products, or get replacement Jet parts for fixing existing tools.

The best way to make your kid feel at home in his or her room is by upgrading it every few years. These upgrades do not have to cost a lot of money. In most cases, a little bit of effort is all it takes to creatively redecorate a child’s room.

“Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works in Los Lunas, NM where she enjoys running, hiking and biking. She co-wrote this article with Mallory Kramer. Contact her via Twitter @BrookeChaplan, and https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MalloryKramer/posts.”

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