Tuesday, September 08, 2015

The Easy and Affordable way to update your child's room

By Dale Ho
As kids grow their style evolves and their needs change for example, older kids ideally should have a dedicated space to sit and work on projects anywhere from hobbies to schoolwork.

I highly recommend kids have a hand in the redesign and decorating of their space. It's gives them a sense of accomplishment, pride and ownership. It can quickly become a learning experience. It's showing them you value their opinions too. Work together to create a space they will appreciate. Keep it light and FUN! 

But the cost to redecorate each time can quickly add up!

Benjamin Moore's Colour & Design Expert Sharon Grech offers up some quick, easy and cost effective ways to update any child's room.

Add small accessories
  • Save money on small accessories, such as throw pillows which can easily be replaced as their personal style evolves.
  • As children can be very rough on walls, don’t skimp on paint. “A high quality paint, particularly one in a higher gloss finish, will endure the wear and tear, be easier to clean and be less likely to need touch ups,” says Sharon Grech. “Benjamin Moore Natura has incredible durability and also has zero VOCs and zero emissions. This makes it a safer paint for your family and for the environment without any sacrifice to performance.”
  • Multi-functionality is key for investment pieces - look for bedding with reversible patterns, or furniture that can be refinished or has hardware that can be changed as tastes mature.
  • Don't shy away from bold tints – painting is an easy and affordable way to refresh and transition a room from childhood to adolescence.
  • “Geometric patterns are very popular in kid’s room this year – and there are so many fun ways to incorporate this fun, kid-friendly trend into their room,” says Sharon Grech. A geometric statement wall, dresser or ceiling can easily be achieved with a can of paint and stencil, and will allow for a trendy room that can be changed easily if needed.

Big ideas for kids' rooms
To help you further, here are also some links to great colour schemes for kids bedrooms:



Have fun working together to create a space they will love!

Photo credits: Benjamin Moore

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