Seeing your kids grow up can be a bittersweet experience. While you may be ready for them to have some new experiences in their lives, you may also find yourself missing the younger years when things seemed to be easier and less complicated.
As your children age, one thing that will have to grow with them is their bedroom. So to help you in making these changes, here are three tips for transitioning your child from a kid’s room to a tween’s room.
Repaint The Room Together
When you were putting together the nursery that your child likely has been living in for the first few years of their life, you probably used a lot of soft colors and baby-themes paint or wall decor to make the room lovely. But as your child has grown and developed their own taste, there’s a good chance that you’re going to want to repaint their room now that they’re a tween.
While you might want to give your tween free rein on the color they choose to paint their room—within reason—you shouldn’t leave them to the painting of the room all on their own. Not only is your tween likely not tall enough or strong enough to take on this task on their own, but the finished product likely won’t be what either of you want. So if you’re not going to hire a professional to do the painting, it’s best that you paint the room together to make sure it gets done right.
Give Them More Storage Options
Now that your child is older, they are going to start using bigger and bigger items in their life. Because of this, they are likely going to be needing a lot more storage than they did when they were younger and smaller.
Ideally, you should try to get them more storage options that will help them to stay organized and keep their room from getting too messy. When storage space is limited, it’s very easy for your tweens room to start feeling like an explosion has gone off, which can be a source of contention between the two of you.
Choose Furniture They Can Use For Years To Come
When your child was smaller, they could use much smaller furniture than they are able to use now. So if you haven’t updated the furniture in their room since they were little, you’ll want to do that now.
While your child may not be fully grown yet, you’ll still want to get them furniture that they can grow into and use for years to come. Although this will likely be a financial investment for you, it will be worth it to not have to buy new furniture every time they grow another inch or two.
If your kids is ready to transform their bedroom into the room of a tween, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you make this happen.