The “Big Kid Room”: What Is It?

big kid roomIf your preschooler is beginning to outgrow the current nursery décor, and you’re contemplating whether or not it’s a good time for a room upgrade, then contemplate no longer! There is no set time to do it. Transforming your child’s room into a preschool-appropriate space might make you feel a little overwhelmed, but it isn’t as daunting as it seems. Just search for creative inspiration in books and magazines, on the Internet, and from your child’s personality – and then take it one step at a time.

Furniture

To reduce costs and avoid completely eliminating your child’s belongings altogether, rethink the present furniture.

Relocate the toddler bed to a corner and add a canopy, pillows, and basket full of books at the foot to fashion it into a dreamy reading nook!

Perhaps you need to replace the little guy’s toddler bed; but instead of getting rid of it, maybe you could re-purpose it.

Relocate the bed to a corner and add a canopy, pillows, and basket full of books at the foot to fashion it into a dreamy reading nook.

Or perhaps a changing table could be altered into a desk. Search Pinterest for countless ideas on how to re-purpose furniture.

Walls

Take the opportunity to transform the walls from “baby” to “big kid.” It’s amazing what can done with a roll of painter’s tape and a gallon of paint. Any pattern your preschooler desires can be achieved: stripes, zigzags, and even many other different shapes. If you’re not ready to let go of some of the things that remind you of your child’s baby days, don‘t worry, because you do not have to. Simply fill shadow boxes with those precious reminders, and hang them against newly painted walls.  

Floor & Ceiling

Floors usually get overlooked; but the ground offers a great opportunity to incorporate some very creative elements. An inexpensive outdoor rug, for example, can be used as a drawing surface for your little chalk artist. Imagine how much fun writing and drawing on the floor could be! And don’t leave out the importance of the ceiling. Replace an infant mobile by applying glow-in-the-dark stars in correct constellation patterns, turning your child’s room into a planetarium.

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All of these ideas are merely suggestions; there are no rules when it comes to creating a room that is suitable for your ever-maturing kid. Have fun with it! As long as you create an inspiring space where your preschooler will be motivated to learn and love to be, then of course you've done well.

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The “Big Kid Room”: What Is It?

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4 comments

  1. Jessica says:

    I love the idea of using chalkboard paint and magnetic paint in the room to further make use of the wall space. Even the back of the door could be transformed

  2. Lynette says:

    My daughter got all her stuff from her grandmother which is all princess stuff. My son when he is older then I will use his crib as a bed and get cheap furniture

  3. Namaste says:

    We immediately bought furniture transformer.
    But replaced the stickers on the walls when the child was 5 years old

  4. jessica says:

    sounds like it will be fun to transition into a big kids room when the time comes

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