As each year goes by, your kids grow and change into different people. Whether you have a baby, a toddler, or a child in school, their needs and styles are always morphing into something new. As a parent, trying to keep up with those changes may be leaving you feeling challenged, exhausted, and perhaps worried about cost. While thereâ€™s no way to keep your kid from growing up, there is a way to be smart about their bedroom design so it doesnâ€™t cost you a fortune each major stage they go through. Here are two main ways to keep up with your kids when it comes to their bedroom design.
Try your best to invest in pieces that can grow with them
If you have a baby and are in the midst of creating a nursery, think ahead when it comes to furniture. If you donâ€™t have a problem with rushing out to buy a toddler bed and then another bed after that, just focus on buying a crib. However, if you would like to save time and a little cash, look for a crib that transitions to a toddler bed. Some cribs even transition to a day bed or twin bed after that. As kids age, a smart option is to get a bunk bed or loft bed where the bottom can be used as a desk or storage area. These are especially great for teens and even new college students.
If youâ€™re looking for furniture such as a dresser, donâ€™t miss out on your local consignment and thrift stores. Often times, mass-produced furniture isnâ€™t quality. Believe it or not, you can actually find some solid gems at resale shops. Sure, they might need a touch up, but the overall cost will be much less than buying new. Look for pieces you donâ€™t mind retouching with paint or new hardware as their tastes change. At least youâ€™ll have a good quality piece that can be used for years and years.
Let color be your friend
Paint can be the easiest and least expensive way to keep up with your childâ€™s ever changing likes. Whether you paint the walls a solid color or create a design, this is one small thing that can go a long way. Paint can also be used on furniture like dressers, tables, nightstands, and armoires.
Colors can also be changed out by way of bed linens. Sheets, pillowcases and comforters are all ways children can express themselves without it breaking the bank. If youâ€™re crafty, you can make bedding yourself. You could even get some cool fabric they love and recover a seat cushion, make a fabric-covered headboard, or use it to jazz up something simple like a corkboard. Using fabric for color expression is simple, and a great way to repurpose furniture instead of replacing it.
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