The kids will all be done with school this week and will soon be begging for something to do. Why not let them redesign their bedrooms? Kids of any age can give their input and believe me, having two daughters and having worked with kids for several year I KNOW they have their opinions on what they like and what they don’t. Designing their bedroom is such a fun and creative outlet and it really is a HUGE deal to give them a say in how their room looks.
Depending on age, maturity, and artistic talent, I can work at their level of involvement. I can help them get their ideas on paper and then implement the design. I know some parents get concerned over their child’s choices. “You want a BLACK wall??” “How many colors are you using??” “Are you going to be tired of this in a year??” Well that’s where I come in. By working together, we can come up with a plan that works. And remember, it’s only paint!
A room design or redesign doesn’t have to break the bank either. If your child has a favorite character that you’re afraid they’ll grow out of in a year or two, then maybe character bedding and some framed artwork or a couple mural accents (instead of a full room mural) would work. Paint the walls in one or two colors from the bedding for a cohesive design. If your child is older and wants something a little more sophisticated, there are several things you can do: paint the wood furniture white or black to tie all of the pieces together, paint the walls in colors of their choice (sports, school, or favorite colors), make custom canvas paintings, frame prints, paint their closet doors with chalkboard paint, paint an accent wall with either a faux finish or a special design. The possibilities really are endless!
I can help with every step from the planning, measuring, drawing, artwork, murals, to the implementation of a full design. I will be there for as much or as little as you need. And the really amazing part is when your child says: “This was MY idea!” or “This is just what I wanted!” or even “I helped to design my own room!” Now THAT is a pretty awesome gift!
I hope you all enjoy your summer! Go make some wonderful memories!