It’s a big step to move into a new home, and an even more significanttransition to give your kid their own room. Designing a house is just as much as a hassle when compared to parenting. The decisions you make now will impact how you’ll live in the long term, similar to how you treat your kid and their lifestyle. Once your kid has grown out of sleeping in the same bedroom as you, you have to give them the right amount of freedom to be their person and to discover who they want to be.
A kid’s bedroom is a reflection of who they are, what they want, and who they want to be. Making sure that it’s a place where your kid can feel safe and at home is a significant step to nurture them in the years to come. Here are some tips that you can keep in mind before you give your child their very own room.
Let them pitch in ideas
The simple mistake that parents often find themselves making is not bringing their kid into the planning stages. Asking your kid to bring some ideas on what bed they want or what color they want the room to be is a lot for them. They’ll feel important and necessary for the process which is a great way to improve their confidence and self-esteem.
Don’t be afraid to get crazy bed design ideas that you wouldn’t have considered. You don’t have to say yes to everything that they want, but it’s the dialog that’s important. Keeping them in the discussion will make them feel responsible for making a decision that will have a long-lasting effect.
Keep an eye on your budget
Though you’ll be giving your kid an opportunity to pitch in, you have to keep track of your expenses. Freedom is just as important as the practicality of what you’ll be installing after all. A great way to keep your redecoration simple and within your budget range is opting to do small projects to spice up the room. DIY projects that you can do with your child won’t just add a touch of their own identity in the place, but it’ll also serve as an excellent way for you to connect with them in the building process.
Bring it to reality
Once you’ve settled on your plans, you’ll have to consider how long you’ll be doing the projects. Similar to renovating other parts of the house, homeowners often get carried away doing too many renovations that they spend too much in time and money for the project. It’s smart to keep a timetable of the tasks that need to be done including repainting walls, making personal additions (such as putting posters, paintings, home-made decorations, or even keeping a windowsill houseplant), and moving in furniture to the room. Having a well-made plan for decorating will make it easier for your kid and will give them a date to look forward to once everything is done.