Decorating Kids' Rooms
by Gail Jones
If you're unhappy with the way your home looks, the best thing you can do is redecorate it. Not necessarily all
at once of course, as this will lead to problem after problem and is sure to bring you stress when you really don't
need it. However if you start one room at a time, your redecorating project will become that much easier and more
Your next step then is to figure out which room you want to decorated first. It's not an easy choice to make but
it must be done nevertheless. How about beginning by decorating the kids' rooms first as this will lead to a
general air of satisfaction amongst them and can help you in the long run too.
Decorating kids rooms can be an enjoyable way to pass the time and also gives you the opportunity to bond with
your children as well. There's no better way to get closer to your kids than by getting down to their level and
talking about things that interest them. Decorating their rooms might be the best way to do that.
But where do you begin? If you have more than one child you need to be careful whose room you're going to
decorate first, as things can get fraught. Decorating kids rooms can be fraught with tension if you don't handle it
properly, so I've found that the best way to handle this is to flip a coin in the air and have the kids call heads
This method might not be appropriate if you've got more than two kids or more than two rooms to decorate, in
which case I'd recommend you just get on with it and start all the decorating at once instead of tackling it room
But at least you're not doing the whole house in one go and this way you encourage happier feelings amongst the
children with no-one feeling that they have been slighted by having their room decorated last. What tends to happen
when you're decorating the rooms with the kids' help though is that more material gets splashed everywhere but
where it should be. But then that was part of the reason you decided to begin decorating the kids rooms first and
perhaps even their play areas first, wasn't it.
You'll be much happier for at least starting on your decorating project and your kids will be happier for having
their rooms redone too, not to mention the sheer pleasure you'll be enjoying while you're busy doing all this. Of course, This isn't to say, that
decorating kids rooms isn't completely hassle or stress free.
On the contrary, you'll probably get a shedload more stress before you've finished, but at least you'll have had
the satisfaction of getting closer to your children and seeing their rooms clean and tidy for at least one day
before the kids move back into them again.