While it can be fun to allow your child to decorate their own room, you may also be hesitant to let them do something so permanent when their interests change so frequently. But although they may fluctuate between loving superheroes and the ocean, wanting ponies or princesses, there is still a way that you can let them decorate with what they want while still keeping some of the basic things the same. To show you how, here are three tips for letting your child decorate their own room.
Pick Furniture That Can Grow With Them
In all reality, it’s only the details that your child really cares about. Because of this, it’s very easy to keep things like the furniture the same while switching out details like wall hangings or bedspreads. So when you’re picking furniture to put in his or her room, Tara Mastroeni, a contributor to Freshome.com, recommends that you pick timeless pieces that can grow with them. This might mean getting them full-sized rather than child-sized beds and dresser and keeping the colors or designs clean and gender neutral.
Use Decals or Stickers Rather Than Paint
Many children share that they want a big picture of their favorite thing on their wall. And while this might have meant having to paint it onto their wall in the past, you can now get stickers or wall decals that work just as well but aren’t as permanent. According to dsm4kids.com, using stickers or decals on the walls is the best way to let your kid have a say in the design of their room without having to commit to colors or images that you think might not be their favorite for too long.
Focus On Organization
Regardless of how old your child is or what his or her interests are, they can likely use more organization in their room. When putting things in their room to help with organization, Michelle Ullman, a contributor to The Spruce, suggests that you install organization units that they can use themselves. This means that if your child is young, try to keep their shelves short so they can put things away on their own. As your child gets older and bigger, move the shelving up higher so it can still be easily reached and put to good use. The last thing you want is to install organization units in your child’s room and not have them being used.
If you’re thinking about letting your child decorate their own room soon, consider using the tips mentioned above to make their room functional and take some of the stress off of the situation.