Believe it or not, your kid has a sense of style too. Many times that sense of style may be immature and undeveloped. If given the chance, however, you will find that your child has an impressive sense of style. As parent’s it is your job to help your child develop a pleasing aesthetic, and so you must guide your child through their home decor projects.
The best place for a child to first demonstrate their sense of style is in their own bedroom. After all, it is their room, and they must live in it. A good way to approach this decorating project, is to have the child look through images you have found to help them find what they like best. This works best because the child is choosing from do-able options instead of the recesses of their imagination which may very well be impossible to accomplish.
Once you have helped your child determine what kind of room decor works best for them, you need to break the job into digestible parts so as not to overwhelm yourself or the child. Your parts will be paint color, bedding, window treatments, light fixtures, and accessories.
The part of decorating that your child will enjoy the most is probably the painting. Kids love to paint, and parents hate to watch them do it. If your child will surely cover every surface in the room from ceiling to floor, then you, the parent, will want to do most of the painting yourself when the child is away. Have them finish the room however, by painting a final section on the wall, or by painting a decorating accent or mini mural. The child’s painting does not need to be perfect, but you need to keep enough paint on hand to correct major mistakes. You also need to protect the room with tarps.
As you and your child tackle the other areas of the room, if will be helpful to do a bit of pre-shopping. Use your cell phone to take pictures of bedding and light fixture choices, show them a series of options online. It is definitely best to have young children shop without ever leaving the home. You do need to let your child buy a few things unimpeded, however. You might want to put aside $50 to $100.00 and go to Target or a bed and bath store and let them go for it, choosing fancy pillows and decorative accessories to finish the room.