but I also think they can have some unique challenges because of three things:
1. Kids are opinionated
2. Kids can be messy
3. Kids grow up (meaning the dynamics of the room set up change in the house)
This post is here to show you a few things that I have done in my girls (ages 5 and 7) room to deal with some of these issues.
|Personalize their space. Kids like to feel important. When sharing a room, I wanted my girls to feel like they each had their own space. I simply used a stencil to paint their initials above their beds. Don’t mind that gorgeous Christmas tree.|
|Let them help choose. This room is probably my least favorite in my house, but I have a very girly daughter that wanted to have some input. I compromised and made this room meet in the middle. I started out by giving her the choice from a few different fabrics that I had already decided on. I also let the girls pick out the things that aren’t necessarily a main focal point, like the sheets,|
|I found a twin head and foot board at a garage sale for $10. Because their room is pretty small I decided to forgo footboards and make the one footboard I had into a headboard for the second bed. To do this I took a wooden dowel and added it to the bottom of the footboard to bring it up to the height of the headboard.|
|Hide things. Let them have their valuables with them in bed. During the day they know that the valuables are hidden away. Blankets usually hide right under their pillows.|
|Display their art. Every kid wants to hang their pictures in their own rooms. I have framed some of their art work and I rotate these pictures as we get more of them…|
|Oh bed skirts…I hate you! Because of my decision to keep these beds cheap I am using bedskirts on their beds, it also goes with the style of their room. A simple trick to keep a bedskirt in place is to safety pin the corners to the boxspring. Now, every time the kids jump from bed to bed…the skirt stays in place.|
Happy Monday everyone!