Watching your baby grow up right before your eyes is such a bittersweet process. You’re full of the joy that comes with all the firsts, milestones, and accomplishments, as well as the sadness of it all happening too fast.
Embracing the growth of your child is your best bet as they are probably so excited to become a big kid, even if they don’t exactly show it! With that growth comes a lot of firsts for you as a first time or even a seasoned parent. Where to do you start to adjust? We suggest their bedroom.
If you find yourself at this crossroad, ready to ditch - or donate - the crib and redecorate, here are some simple ideas:
1. Pick a Theme Choosing a theme for a room can really make the renovation process fun. You can tailor the room to your child's unique interests, or run wild with your own imagination and recapture some of your own youth. Or you can re-use your current theme and give it some mature upgrades, like more mature looking bedding or decor.
Lush Decor has so many great bedding designs to choose from that can serve as a great starting point of picking the theme your big kid wants to go for. After all, the bed is the focal point of the room. We suggest including them in the process, and having them pick out the set they want. From sporty sets, to fire trucks, to fun unicorn sets, to race cars to pretty ruffles and ruching, Lush Decor is sure to have the bedding of your kid’s dreams!
Lush Decor takes out the guess work when it comes to curating the look of the room, as we are sure to have a window panel set, throw blanket and shower curtain that will emphasize the theme.
Did you know Lush Decor has partnered with Make-A-Wish®? Our Make-A-Wish® Collection by Lush Decor not only gives back to an incredible cause when purchased but also looks great in a child’s room! Each of the four themes includes a matching quilt set, window panel set throw blanket and shower curtain.
2. Bunk Beds and Loft Beds:
Maybe the biggest and most exciting transition for a child going from a baby's room to a big kid's room is getting a new bed, and there’s just something about bunk beds that add extra excitement. Bunk beds conjure up visions of sleepovers with new friends from school and staying up all night having adventures. They also allow for the child to grow, starting on the bottom bunk for safety and eventually getting to climb the ladder and sleep up top.
When it comes to bunk bed design, the sky's the limit. A free-standing bunk set or loft bed can be imagined into a pirate ship or a tree house. Bunk beds built into a wall can be a clubhouse where there are no girls - or boys - allowed. If you are tight on space, a loft bed will allow you to use that extra floor space where the bed would have been for larger pieces of furniture such as storage, toy-box and so on.
3. Multi-Use Toy Box:
If you've got kids, you’ve got toys, and you probably come across many, many messes throughout your day. And if you've got big kids, you've got kids who need to learn to keep their bedroom neat and tidy. A larger multipurpose toy box could be the key to keeping your child’s space clean. Why not build a wooden toy box that can be painted to look like a car, or an elephant, or a dolphin, and played with as a toy itself? Kids love to imagine and can spend hours creating an alternate universe with the simplest inspiration.
Growing up is tough on kids can be hard on parents. With a creativity and change, the process can be more fun than fretful!