Decorating Kids' Rooms: How Much Input Did Your Child Have?

Decorating Kids' Rooms: How Much Input Did Your Child Have?

Elisabeth Wilborn
Apr 13, 2012

We see gorgeous room upon gorgeous room here at Apartment Therapy Family. Sometimes, they seem too good to be true. White floors? Designer chairs? Are these rooms designed for the children, or the parents?

Our question to you is, when putting together your child's room, how much input did they have? Did they choose the color of the walls? The bedding? Do you indulge a penchant for pink, or their love of licensed characters? Did you design the room to go with the style of the rest of the house, or is it truly your child's special haven, with which they can do whatever they want?

We imagine the answer changes as the child grows. A baby in utero does not have specific requests, but your 11-year-old daughter will have fierce personal sensibilities. How do you balance your own personal design aesthetic with the needs and wants of your child?

(Image: Rachelle Francey, Kenzie's Fresh and Fabulous Room)

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