As a parent, we sometimes wish that our little angels stay as little as they were. The time where we used to cuddle them in our arms or the moment when they were just learning how to walk and talk are some of the good things to reminisce.
But time goes by so quickly, whether we like it or not, they are almost turning into teenagers. More than the physical changes that they are experiencing, the things they like or enjoy before may change as well. With that in mind, this might be the best time to update their room and turn it into a tween space that they would love.
Here are some tips on how to transform a kid’s room into a tween’s space.
Don’t Forget To Ask
It is important to make your kids know that their opinions and suggestions matter. The tween stage is where independence begins. Parents can help them grow as a responsible individual by cultivating their independence. You can start by letting them decide on their room arrangement. It is best to make this room transformation together.
Time To Upgrade
Small changes can make a big difference. Since your kid has grown, it is time to get a new bed. Replacing the single bed to double bed can give your child additional space to move. Outgrown stickers, drawings or posters may be replaced by other wall design such as string lights or photos of their choice. This can help in making the room look fresher and cleaner. Some toys can be donated to charity and can give the room more space for grown-up stuff. Of course, we understand some toys are special to their hearts and not easy to give away. They are still young anyway and putting them on the shelves will remind them that there is no need to hurry growing up.
Arrange Study Area
As kids grow, school load such as homework and projects also add up. Therefore, having a desk and chair for their study area can help them focus on their studies more. Putting a bookshelf, where they can place their school books or the books that they love to read in their “me time” can add to the grown-up vibes in the room and can also serve as a good decoration. A small board where they can write a note or express their feelings is also a plus.
Baby rooms usually use two colors, pink for girls and blue for boys. Tween’s will surely be happy to pick the color of their room. Just be prepared to accept whatever crazy color scheme they might come up with. Colors have the power to change the mood and can create a new ambiance in your tween’s room.
Finishing touches for your tween’s room includes choosing bedding, rugs, and curtains. These are vital steps in your room make-over. Having a theme for your room depending on your child’s personality and interests will surely make the room transformation successful.
Doing this project with your tweens can help you have a closer bond. Letting them know that parents listen to their needs and wants. Follow the tips above for an easy room transformation.
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