It seems that all of life is about change. As a mother I quickly realized that life is a series of phases. Your child grows and changes so quickly and it is a rush to keep up with them and at the same time slow down enough to savor it! Here are some design tips to help you in transitioning from nursery to a kids room and they come straight from expert Designer, Meg Caswell, of HGTV. She is soon to be mommy herself (due this spring) – and has a new outlook on ‘nesting’ to say the least.
Here Meg Caswell shares here ideas for ‘transition rooms’ from babies to kids. My how they grow! I hope you enjoy these decor tips to help you transition your child’s room without to much fuss but still get that special look that is just right for your child.
Decor Tips For Transitioning From Nursery To Kids Room
1. Branch Out From ‘Baby’ and ‘Kid’ Fabrics
· If traditional baby fabrics aren’t your style don’t feel tied to them.
· Mix in bold patterns with fun trims to make your nursery look custom.
· Try customizing store bought items to save money and making them more unique and one of kind by adding trim. This is for Pillows, Drapery, and any other soft goods in the room.
2. REUSABLE Art
· If you are looking to keep this room for several years – from baby swaddle years to possible elementary school, an easy DIY is PHOTO FRAME SWITCHAROO. In other words, you can easily use the same frame and update photos in the room to suit the decor and child’s age.
· When you are decorating for baby – a great idea is to take pages out of old nursery rhyme books (especially ones that you read and loved as a kid). Just make sure they match your room’s theme – and put them into picture frames.
· As the baby turns into a little kid, have them help with the DIY decor and replace pages with pages of an old comic book or beautiful Barbie-themed calendar. You child will love that he/she got to help design their room and feel like a Big Boy or a Big Girl.
3. BEDS… BEDS… BEDS
We’re not talking bedding… but actual sleep spaces.
Daybeds are wonderful in baby’s room and they have so many purposes. Daybeds are great for:
1. Perfect for guests (put baby in your room for the night and have room
2. For mom/dad during late night feedings and naps
3. For Toddler/Big Kid (as they grow). Sometimes crib transitioning is hard on a toddler. By already having the bed in their room from the time they are an infant, toddlers will be more used to the bed and it can help ease the transition from crib to bed.
4. Incorporate Antique Pieces For An Elegant Look
· Give the room a sense of history by incorporating vintage, antique furniture.
· An antique rocking horse for example can lend the nursery some history and act as beautiful functional artwork when the baby is older. Clearly a baby can’t use it… so its decorative until the baby is old enough to ride it.
I hope you have enjoyed these decor tips from Meg Caswell and that they help you create a more lasting room for your child and make transitioning from nursery to kids room less of a job. You may also want to get some design inspiration from this list of 20 Fabulous Kids Rooms.