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How to Decorate a Kid’s Room that Can be Easily Changed as They Grow

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A Frozen bathroom fit for a princess.

Decorating a room for a child is so much fun! However, redoing that room two years later, not so much.  Over the years I have learned how to decorate a kid’s room that can be easily changed as they grow.

This bathroom went from a grown-up teen’s bathroom with black and white damask accents to a Frozen fantasy room for around $100.00.  The best part, when she out-grows it in two years it is all easily changeable.  The wall color can stay and the vinyl can easily peel off the wall.

Cricut is the Secret

Before Cricut, I used to create specialized rooms with paint and stencils.  Let me tell you, I created a Mickey Mouse masterpiece bathroom when my older two were small.  I wish I had pictures to show you how cute it was.  The walls were bright yellow with a red border around the top with Mickey heads stenciled around the room and big Mickey stenciled on the wall.  So cute.  But a total nightmare to paint over.  I can’t even remember how many coats of taupe it took to cover those bright primary hues.

I owe this adorable room to my Cricut and Design Space.

how to decorate a room that grows with your child
What you need to work this magic.

I saw these frames at Hobby Lobby and I immediately envisioned silhouettes of Anna and Elsa on the wall.  Along with the frames, I grabbed some Cricut removable vinyl in matte white.  I had the black craft paint in my stash. Black is defintely one of those colors you can invest in a big bottle.

Apply two coats of black to the frames and finish with a coat of sealer.

how to decorate a kids room that grows with them

how to decorate a room that grows with your child

Cricut Design Space has a lot of Frozen images, but none were included in my subscription.  So I just uploaded some images from the Internet and created my own.

how to decorate a room that grows with your child
The real star of the show!

Please excuse the variation in wall color in these photos.  The room is a bright Tiffany blue (my oldest chose this color when we moved in to the house years ago, and it just worked for the new Frozen theme.) For some reason it is very hard to get the color to read correctly in pictures.

The snowflakes are from Design Space.

how to decorate a room that grows with your child
Check out those bling-out light switch covers.

Learn how to make the glittery light switch plates in my previous blog post.

Some New Necessities

As I mentioned, the Tiffany blue really lends itself well to the Frozen theme, it reminds me so much of Elsa’s gown.  A new shower curtain and rug made the transformation complete.

how to decorate a room to grow with your kid
Let it go.
how to decorate a room that grows with your child
Don’t mind the ugly brown tile.

More Updates of Sister’s Stuff

The soap dispenser and toothbrush holder needed a little magic to make them worthy of this room.  Cricut vinyl took these bargain Target accessories to the next level.

how to decorate a room that grows with your child
Hand-me-downs no more.

I’m always looking for new ways to wrangle all the bows.  Check out this blog post about a one-of-a-kind unicorn bow holder.  I repurposed a cute class cannister to showcase some of her collection.

how to decorate a room that grows with your child
My nod to Rae Dunn with this cute font.                   

 

how to decorate a room that grows with your child
Filled with bows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benefit from my years of repainting rooms every few years.  First,  pick a color that can easily transition to another theme, decorate walls with easily removable vinyl not stencils, and don’t invest heavily in things they will tire of quickly.  Small things can make a big impact. The light switch plates make a huge impact in this little room for minimal investment.

how to decorate a room that grows with your child.
A lot of bang for your buck.

 

how to decorate a room that grows with your child
A Frozen bathroom fit for a princess.

I hope to get a couple of years out of this re-theming, but even if I only get a year, at least I know everything can be easily changed.  What do you think of the Frozen touches?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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