Kids are notorious for changing their personal tastes from day to day. These decorating tips will make your kid and your wallet happy.

By Heather Luckhurst
Updated July 09, 2019

Changing your mind is just one part of growing up and developing your style and personality! But it can be expensive and time-consuming to update kids' room decor constantly. Here are our top tips for creating a room your kids will grow into and love.

Credit: Kim Cornelison

1. Opt for an Upholstered Headboard

Think hard before buying that colorful headboard designed for a princess. An upholstered headboard and bed frame are both luxurious and a grown-up furniture piece that can move to the family guest room or to a first apartment. Plus, so-long bruised shins!

Credit: Designer Celily Mendell's home in Alamo, California near San Francisco.

2. Pick a Neutral Paint Color

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.

3. Choose Timeless Furniture

Select 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.

4. Pay Attention to Area Rugs

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, geometric prints, or oriental patterns. These classic looks will appeal to your kids as they grow and allow you and your child to easily decorate around them.

5. Utilize Built-In Storage

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 shelves maximizes open storage plus boasts display space for treasures, awards, and books.

6. Incorporate Classic Window Coverings

Pick window coverings that have a classic style and color that will grow with your child. Roman blinds and a traditional valance in a tan hue will look gorgeous throughout the years.

Comments (2)

September 5, 2019
Thumperkin, unfortunately, we do not have access to the paint color information for this story. We apologize for any inconvenience. BHG
September 4, 2019
Love the color in the first room of the article. Have searched high and low in the magazine for a resource page and nada. Could you share the name and manufacturer of that beautiful color?