As a parent, you already know that there are several different demands that a child makes throughout their child life. Most of it revolves around their room or the decor. While decorating a room can be expensive, there are several ways to minimize that expense and make it possible to give them what they want as far as decorating is concerned.
Decorating a room is expensive if you change the color on the wall and you change the flooring. Some may rip out the carpet and place a color down that coordinates with the new look. However, itís important to realize that if you decorate right the first time, you wonít have to go through all the extremes to get what you want.
Most girls will go through the color pink at some point in their life, including the nursery. How do you go from pink to a theme like Tinkerbell? Paint the walls a neutral color like white or light beige. You can always accessorize by adding pictures, stencils, and more to it.
Next, you want to make the floor a neutral color too. Most themed rooms will not address the floor so place a neutral color instead. Beige area rugs are a good color because it can be used as the color of sand for a beach theme or dirt, depending on the shade you choose. If you choose wall-to-wall carpet or hardwood flooring, you can still add brown rugs to accent the look.
When choosing furniture for your childís room, invest a little more money in your initial purchase and you will be able to use the same furniture for years. You can always accessorize the room in the decor that she chooses but she doesnít need the furniture replaced if there is nothing wrong with it.
You can find so many different types of decorations that will help you accessorize the room. For example, there are clings that can go up on the wall. There are lamps and lampshades, bedding, pillows, curtains, and pictures that can be placed up on the walls.
It doesnít take them long to grow out of the look and demand a new one. For example, it may be Tinkerbell this month and two months down the road it may be Cinderella. When the look changes you have just a few things to change over instead of a complete room.
Use their birthdays and holidays to buy some of the accessories that go into their room. They will appreciate it more than if you just gave it to them because they wanted a change in their room.
You can also use this time to teach them a little about money. Give them an allowance and help them find something that stays within their allowance. For example, they may be able to buy picture frames or posters on a small budget. This teaches them that you cannot just go out and buy what they want when they want it and they appreciate what they do have a little more.
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