Kids change their minds on their favorite colors constantly, so stick to a neutral wall color that will work with their ever-evolving tastes. A bedroom painted bright white is a great backdrop for colorful accessories and art. Changing a room's color with decor accents is less work than repainting walls as well.
Neutral wall colors such as greige, gray, white, or cream will grow with your child through the tween and teen years.
Choose furniture with timeless style that will grow with them right into their teen years and beyond. A classic wrought-iron bed frame, for example, can easily be dressed in different bedding looks as they grow. This wrought-iron bed would also work later on in a girl's first apartment.
Skip the Barbie and toy-truck rugs (those themes can be brought into the room as decorative pillows and art!) and stick to rugs with classic stripes or geometric prints. These timeless patterns will appeal to your kids as they grow and allow you and your child to easily decorate around them.
Instead of buying primary-color storage units, add white or wood-tone built-in bookcases that will grow with them. This bedroom featuring beautiful built-in cabinets, shelves, and desks maximizes open and closed storage plus display space for treasures, awards, and books.
Pick window coverings that have a classic style and color that will grow with your child. A roman blind and a traditional valance in a tan hue will look gorgeous throughout the years.