When it comes time to redecorate the house, children can start to become a hindrance and make your job even more difficult. However, you can avoid having more problems that are really necessary by involving your children and making sure that they feel a part of it and don’t get bored sitting around watching their parents and other people do all the work. If you feel like your children are old enough to get involved and that this could help prevent problems related to the project you’re trying to do, here are some things that you can consider. These will encourage your children to get involved with decorating their own bedroom, helping with character building, teamwork and creativity.
Let them make some decisions
If you’re going to allow your children to help paint the room, you should let them choose the colour theme that they want. You’re not the one who has to sleep in this bedroom, so if your child loves the colour blue, why not let them paint the room in a nice light pastel blue? Be careful how much freedom you give your children, since kids are likely to choose things that might not be suitable for the home in general. Lighter colours are always much easier to paint over if anything goes wrong, so bear this in mind.
Talk to them about the furniture
Get them excited about the idea of decorating their own bedroom by talking to them about the furniture and other fixtures and fittings that they could have. You can let them choose some of the items for their bedrooms, such as childrens lamps or bookshelves. Look through catalogues or go to online websites which sell furniture for children and you and your child will be able to get lots of inspiration.
Let them be creative
If you’re conscious that the whole house looks beautiful and as perfect and pristine as you would like it to be, always remember that your child’s idea of perfection could be something completely different. Letting them be creative with nursery decorations is vital to ensuring that they feel they are part of the project, rather than feeling like they are just doing everything that they are being told to do. This may mean that they don’t stick to a particular theme or that they don’t quite match something up properly, so try not to worry about this.
Personalise their room with them
Apart from personalising a bedroom by using their own colour choices and furniture choices, you can also help your child to personalise their bedroom by literally putting their name on some pieces of furniture or outside the door. Don’t personalise anything that you think may be given away or sold soon, since you’ll struggle to get rid of anything that has somebody else’s name on it. However, name plaques on the door or a banner across their bed will help them to really feel like they belong.