One of the most fun parts of being a parent is making your children’s dreams come true. With a little creativity and help from the internet, you can give your child’s room a makeover that they won’t believe.
We recommend starting by asking your children what they want their rooms to look like. Then get on Pinterest or another idea-sharing site to find similar visions that people have already brought to life. If you’re handy enough, you can come up with something all your own, but don’t be afraid to use someone else’s idea. That way you can avoid mistakes that they made and have step-by-step instructions to help you along the way.
With a couple hundred bucks, some research, and a little hard work, you can transform your child’s room into a customized haven. When you’re finished, you’ll be your child’s hero.
Here are some real examples of transformed bedrooms.
Adam From Vermont
This industrious dad has shared plenty of his projects on the internet, but this is his first venture into a project for his daughters. He started simply enough by pushing two mattresses against the wall to see if they’d fit. They did so perfectly! That was a good sign.
From there he had the brilliant idea of building a bed frame on top of an Ikea dresser. The dresser provided support for the bed and storage for clothes. With the dresser hidden under the bed, there was more space in the rest of the room.
He built a plywood frame on top of the dresser and secured it to the wall. Because the dresser was in the middle, there was space under the bed on both sides. There was also space behind the dresser, so someone can go under the bed on one side and come out the other.
Adam finished off his indoor treehouse with beautifully stained wooden facades that mimicked trees. A green hammock on the ceiling gives the illusion of a canopy over this awesome treehouse bed.
Lia helped her coworker Anna redecorate her son’s room. The original bedroom had a space theme, but the boy had outgrown some of the decorations.
Lia and Anna looked for a timeless design so that they wouldn’t be redecorating again in a year. They settled on a camping motif. Anna’s son is adventurous and loves the outdoors, so the theme suited him perfectly.
The camping theme led them to choose a palette of forest green, navy blue, red, brown, and gray. Although the boy probably didn’t have a strong opinion on the palette, he is surely thrilled with the bunk beds that create room for overnight visits.
Now he also has an amazing tipi to relax in. By using space wisely, Lia and Anna were able to fit a surprising number of features in the room.
One of the most important aspects of the room is that it’s comfortable. From the shag rug to the roomy bed, the room is as cozy as can be. It straddles the line between stylish and fun, which kids and parents can both appreciate.
The most crucial thing to keep in mind when redecorating is finding a happy medium between you and your children. Since you both live in the house, you should both be happy with the room.
Just remember that they—not you—will be spending the bulk of the time in the new room. With help from generous people around the internet, revamping a bedroom has never been easier.