How to Design Bedrooms that Grow with Your Child (& a Giveaway!)
There are many facts of life and one of them is kids grow. And grow. And grow. And, as they grow in height and size, their personalities and tastes change, too. If you want to avoid repainting and replacing almost everything in the room every few years, you need to design bedrooms that grow with your child. Today we're sharing expert advice and inspiration from Houzz, as well as a giveaway of Lullaby Paints, so you can make your flexible space a reality!
- Furniture that converts. Lifestyle (or cribs that convert to beds) are everywhere now. Selecting a crib that ultimately converts to a full size bed is a great way to keep your child’s nursery set from being broken up. When selecting a changing table pick one that converts to a regular dresser once your child is potty trained or add a changer top to a regular dresser.
- Keep it neutral. Use a neutral color on the walls and floors and then accent with pops of color. If you pick, for example, gray walls accented with baby pink in your nursery, you can easily transition the room without new paint. Or just paint one wall an accent color that can easily be changed out. Keep carpets or rugs neutral as well, so changing accents in art work, bedding and other decor is what will update the look of the room.
- Classic furniture with fun accessories. Keep your big furniture timeless. Things you love in 2014 may be pieces you hate in 2017. So if you keep your dresser and other case pieces classic and let your smaller accessories be more trendy, you are more likely be able to keep pieces longer without getting sick of them.
- Invest in quality. Since you may want to be able to use your nursery furniture for your child’s big kid room, make sure to invest in quality pieces that can stand the test of time (and children slamming drawers). Splurge on furniture, while spending less on transitional items that ultimately must go (bedding, artwork, etc.).
- Measure for the future. It’s great to fill up the room with furniture that works for a nursery; however, keep in mind that your tiny crib and changer may need to be replaced with a full size bed and desk down the line. So when measuring, try and leave additional space that can later be used for larger items.
Now for the giveaway…
UPDATE - CONGRATULATIONS to our lucky winner, Amanda!! Thanks to everyone for participating! Watch our blog for the next giveaway launching in a few days!
ENTER to WIN a $200 Gift Card for Lullaby Paints!
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One random winner will be selected on 11/30/2014.
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