How To Design Your Daughter’s Room
It always seems as soon you finish remodeling your daughter comes up with a new idea for redoing her room again. It is scary for all of us. As working parents at a time when it isn’t exactly a booming economy, none of us want to spend lots of money on a room that’s going to just be changed again in a couple of years. Children’s tastes change drastically as they are growing up, even from one day to the next, never mind in a few years! By spending your money wisely you can justify the cost of redecorating your daughter’s bedroom, not only through clipping coupons and finding deals, but also in knowing the best things to purchase and how to use to best use them.
Maybe your daughter is going to be born in just a couple of months and you are starting to get her nursery decorated. You might think automatically of pastel greens, yellows and pinks that the walls can be painted with. However, it is also important to think about five or ten years into the future. Is your daughter going to want that color on the walls of her room for that long? Do your best to get everything to last as long as possible for the room since it’s going to be hers for eighteen years at least, and she’s going to want to redecorate it a couple of times at least. Think about it again, are pastels going to last for a decade? Of course not! So which colors should you choose then? Using green, yellow and pink is definitely okay, but you should try to use more vivid, brighter tones of these colors. Think about painting the walls a sunshine yellow with the accent color being a deep fuchsia. Those are colors that definitely can last for a long time!
Buying furniture that you can keep for a long time and that has multiple uses is a lot harder to pull off than selecting paint and requires plenty of shopping around and research. Check out convertible cribs – these are cribs that can be transformed first into a toddler bed, and then a daybed and finally a full sized bed. This is a purchase you can definitely get plenty of use out of. These days parents are just looking for cribs that are a one-time purchase. They would like to get more from their cribs than being only able to use them for a short period of time.
In terms of storage for stowing away all of the toys, purchase a sturdy bookshelf with the option of putting on add-on doors at a later stage of your daughter’s life. When you have a small child running around, it is critically that things like blankets and diapers be easily accessible. So in a couple of years the doors are going to be even more functional. You can also add small details to your daughter’s room like placing bows on curtain rods or spelling out her name with wooden letters. These small touches can add a nice touch, are affordable and are easy to remove.
Finally your little girl is starting elementary school. Time sure does fly! She has asked for her “little girl” bedroom be updated to a “big girl” bedroom. You have transformed her crib already into a toddler bed, but she is ready to use the day bed now. One thing you can do is change the wall color to one that is bright green that match the curtains still along with other decorations in the room to display her favorite color. You can begin the makeover by putting a patterned rug on the floor and getting her furniture rearranged so there is plenty of floor space for her toys and dolls. You take take the bows off of the curtain rods and add striped multi-colored shades to the windows. Then place a ribbon shower curtain over her day bed as a canopy and suddenly your daughter has a brand new bedroom with very little effort and at a low cost.