As a parent, you’ve always got a ton of things on your plate. You’ll have the kids to look after, you’ll have the home to take care of, and then you’ve got yourself to sort out too. It’s tough. So, you won’t always want to overload yourself with much else. We all know that parenting is a full-time job, but at the same time, you still want to enjoy your life. A huge part of that is being in a home that you are proud of. When you have kids, they can often want to have some input on their own room. And that’s understandable. After all, they are the ones that have to live in it. But, you will still want it to look nice. This is often why we have to redecorate on a regular basis.
However, you may find that you never really want to decorate because it seems like so much work. When you think of all the things you need to do, you can often put yourself off from starting. Yet, when you know that the kids’ room needs updating, you will want to get on with it. Maybe they have outgrown their old decor or you feel like it just looks a little shabby? Here’s exactly what you need to do to redecorate the room in just seven simple steps.
1. Empty The Room
The first thing you need to do here is empty out the room. Ideally, you should have somewhere else for your children to sleep while you are doing this. Then, you can remove all of their furniture safely so that the room is ready to work on. Here would be a great time for you to throw anything away that you do not want to keep.
2. Strip It All Out
Now that you have your empty room, you need to strip it. You will need to remove the existing wallpaper, or sand down the walls if there is just paint there currently. But not only that, you may also want to rip up the flooring at the same time. When you have done this stage, you will see that you have a complete shell ready to build on.
3. Get The Shell Ready
Now that you have the shell, you may need to do some extra work on it. We previously talked about sanding down the walls. You may need to do that if the walls are jagged or uneven. If you feel as if you need to fill holes in the wall, this is the time to do it. Again, if you think you need rewiring done or new fitting and fixtures added, then here is when you would do it.
Then it’s time to paint. Here, you might like to pick out a fun paint colour that is perfect for a child’s bedroom. Sometimes, you will already have a theme in mind, and you can work with that. But if not, have fun with the colour choices. Or maybe even let your children pick some out themselves.
5. Pick Your Flooring
When the walls are finished, you’re then going to want to sort the flooring out. You do this after the walls, just to make sure that you don’t ruin your flooring as you’re finishing the walls. Here, it’s often a good idea to pick out flooring that will be durable. Yes, you are decorating and it’s okay to have fun in the process. But cream carpets may not be a good idea. Remember, it’s a child’s room, so try to be as practical as possible.
6. Pick Out Some Furniture
When the room looks like it’s coming together, you will then need to work the furniture back in. Here, you could look at new kids beds that would work in the space. If you are keeping some of the furniture that you already have, you may just want to buy the odd new bit. This is particularly fun if you are working with a theme and you can find pieces that fit within it.
7. Finish It Off
And then, all that’s left to do is finish the room off. Because you are decorating a child’s room, you might like to put cute characters on the wall. You’ll definitely want to buy bedding for them that they will love. You may even want to add in some decorative touches, like old-fashioned toys, and spread them around the room. And then, you should find that the room is all pulled together and looking great.
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