Clothes aren’t the only things that kids grow out of in the blink of an eye. Rooms that were once covered in cartoon characters are now offensive to the tween who loves the latest boy band. Carpeting that is barely hanging on after the toddler “art” years will need to be updated to something not covered in crayon drawings. If you’ve glanced in your kids’ rooms and have noticed that it’s time for a change, don’t fret — here are some easy ways to give those rooms an update.
Change the Linens
A new comforter is probably the easiest and quickest way to change a room around. The same with curtains; both are focal points in a kid’s room and have a big effect. If you don’t want to buy a whole new comforter, try buying a duvet cover, you can switch it out as your kids’ moods and design whims change. If you aren’t sure which bed linen patterns and colors go together, you can find sets that include duvets, pillowcases, sheets and shams in a value set from Pottery Barn Teen.
A chalkboard wall is such a fun idea because it gives kids a chance to do something that would normally be frowned upon — coloring on the wall. With chalkboard paint, you can paint the whole wall or just a square chalkboard, depending on how you’ll use it or how big of an impact you want it to have in the room. Buy a bunch of colored chalk and let the kids go to work. You’ll have a new activity and some unique new artwork.
Haven’t you heard? Boring old bookshelves are out! Relocate any of your basic 2- or 3-shelf bookshelves to another room and then get ready to think outside the box. Bookshelves don’t have to be square, they can look like tree branches or zig zags and make a great place to display beloved childhood books or school books.
Stick On Wallpaper
Stick-on decals have always been a fun way to add a non-permanent design to a room, but did you know that Target now has stick-on wallpaper? The non-damaging wallpaper clings to a clean wall and removes without any leftover residue or stickiness; great for teenagers that want to add a trendy pattern to a room and for parents who are still trying to keep the resale value of their home high. Try applying the wallpaper to just one wall for a nice accent, or apply it to old or worn furniture to give it a new look.
If you haven’t wandered the aisles of Ikea yet, you are really missing out on some fun, quirky and inexpensive ideas for your home. The whole children’s section is an inspiration. As far as lighting goes, Ikea makes fun kid-friendly lamps that look like something out of a dream. The soft lighting of a pendant lamp can make rooms feel softer and cozier. Or you can try out a fun spiderweb light.
If you do decide that you need to update that flooring, Tish not only has great deals on all of our carpet and tile products, but can help you find flooring that’s suitable for young children and active families. We can bring carpet or tile samples to you, for absolutely no charge. Give Tish a call today at (318) 879-8474 or schedule an appointment online.