When it comes to remodeling, children’s rooms may be low on the priority list, especially for budget-minded homeowners. Children are guaranteed to thrive in their environment, often removing parents from investing too much time or money there. And yet the inclusion of children in the care and shaping of their personal space is part of the greatness. How do we deal with these contradictory realities? HUE Color and Decoration Jana Oliveri and Katie Pirov have some suggestions.
Color is an ideal starting point, says Pirov, who has two teenagers. “It’s the easiest thing to change for the most part.”
The process begins with a conversation that involves the parents – they follow each other – and the child. “We might ask about favorite colors,” says Oliveri, who also has two children. Boys, for example, choose colors based on sports teams, which are usually bold so designers apply them judiciously, like on an accent wall. Young girls often turn to pink, while many older girls are fond of boho, but everything they see on social media, Perov says. Older kids want more muted colors.
Once they set the color scheme, the conversation can expand to other easy-to-replace items such as bedding, window treatments and accessories. Designers love targeting options for bedding. Piroff and Olivier love to lay out textures, colors and patterns, always opting for a lovely, durable fabric. For walls, vinyl appliqu چېs that can be easily removed are fun for kids to choose from and offer a remarkable bang for the buck. Try Etsy or go to Fathead.com for sports team options. Another easy way to make a big impression is through lighting options that can change colors.
The biggest expense in a child’s room is probably the furniture. Jeff Ronge is the third generation to run Coeur d’Alene Runge Furniture, and has been helping countless families over the decades choose everything from bedroom sets to family room sofas. Securing space in a child’s room is often important. “Bank beds are more fun than ever,” says Ronge, noting that some of the work stations below have been built. Or if the new furniture is not on a budget, consider a DIY headboard. Plans are plentiful online. Searching for the perfect store for the perfect part of the restoration can be a parent-child high-end project with special results, such as Disk Pyroff and Oliver painted silver for the girl’s pink, gray and metallic black room.
Another stock is coming. Easy-to-use storage can go a long way in preventing parent and child stress on a clean room. “For young children, it’s important to keep it clean and make it easy for them,” says Pirov, who likes to keep things clean. “Try a basket so kids can put their toys in it.”
Cubes, notebooks and storage under the bed are easy for children to access. Also, “it’s easier for kids to hang things than to hang a hanger,” Oliver notes. In the closet, consider placing the shelter from floor to ceiling. This makes it easier for children to see what they have and often eliminates the need for clothing. Store less used items in high cupboards.
Finally, the design must be personal. Find a way to include your child’s work in whatever topic you choose. One option is to use whiteboard paint. It really works! And it can be an interesting way to showcase ever-changing creative designs.
Creating a special place for yourself is just one step on the path to “excellence” and although parents often have to lead the project, putting in the effort to build relationships and create happy memories along the way. Offers a way to do. . “There are kids who might say they don’t care what their room looks like, but when we go inside and make some changes it makes them feel better,” says Pirov.