Kids Helping to Design Their Own Room

Kids Helping to Design Their Own Room

Jackie Boucher
Nov 7, 2011

Are you considering a big kid update to your child's room? If you are like us, you really like the idea of involving them in the design process; after all, they are the ones using it. But at the same time you may have some legitimate concerns about the possible rift between each of your design ideals. Do you have nightmares of candy striped wallpaper or Superman drapes? If my kid had his way, he would have all four walls painted metallic gold. Well, I found a list of tips that I will carefully refer to before starting any redesign plans.

Alli Worthington of Blissfully Domestic has a few great tips for specific areas in which kids can make valuable contributions, like creating collages with fabrics, photographs and their own artwork of choice. She even suggests you can have them help pick the wall color. If their choice is a bit on the, ahem, wild side, you can compromise with one of the toned down versions on the same chip sample. I'm not sure where this will get me with metallic gold -- what is toned down gold? -- but I'm sure I'll figure out something. For the full list of tips check out Involving Children in Decorating Their Rooms.

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