Redesigning a child’s room carries a lot of responsibility. Not only do you need to create an environment that is safe, fun and warm, but you also have to appeal to a child’s sense of style as he/she grows through the years.
We are in the process of redesigning my son’s room. He is seven years old, and is building his own design style. While we already had some pieces that were purchased with the idea that they would work as he grew through various stages, there has still been a lot of work to get the room just right.
Here is a photo of his baby nursery. We chose muted pastels and circles as a neutral theme. Oh how baby decor has improved greatly from even seven years ago when we designed this nursery!
We moved when he was nine months old, and decided to try to incorporate some of his former nursery decor into a slightly darker palette that would work with his toddler stage. Almost as soon as the paint dried, my husband and I were not happy with this shade of blue. Yet we were new parents in a new house: we were exhausted and it would do for now.
We eventually purchased a full-size, platform bed that we thought could carry him well through high school and even beyond. As you can see from the pic below, it’s large enough for all of his friends to jump on :)
We moved away from the circles and onto stripes, but decor-wise, we really didn’t invest too much since his tastes changed from CARS to Star Wars to Lego-everything and back again so quickly.
Now, at age seven, my son is definitely in Big Kid mode.
He’s doing homework and needs a space to do his work and also store his school supplies and fast-growing chapter book collection.
He no longer uses the train table that took up a quarter of his room.
His sense of style is more mature than just a muted blue.
When we made the decision to finally redesign his room, we let him choose the colors. He helped design the posters. He helped choose new furniture.
So here is a sneak peak at one project we worked on for his newly redesigned Big Kid room:
Check back here tomorrow for the full results of his redesigned Big Kid Room!