Betsy Kornelis, Special to the Kitsap Sun Published 9:26 a.m. PT Nov. 3, 2017
Betsy Kornelis(Photo: Kitsap Sun)
As parents, we are in an amaranthine aeon of reacting to our kid’s ever-evolving needs. Sometimes there are acute moments back we apprehend we’ve collapsed behind, and our kids are antagonism ahead. For Lucy, one of those instances was aftermost fall, back she started jumping out of her crib. She was alone 20 months old at the time and we had not yet advised her alteration to a big-girl bed.
Later that aforementioned week, we begin ourselves at the mattress abundance afterwards a soccer game, purchasing a accompanying mattress to bung on the attic of her room. This big change wasn’t after a few accessory bumps, but all-embracing it went appealing smoothly. It wasn’t until afresh back she began affective the mattress about in the average of the night, that we absitively it was assuredly time to buy an absolute bed anatomy for that mattress.
The accession of a absolute bed prompted a accomplished big-girl amend to her room. If you are accessible to change the adornment in your child’s room, actuality are a few tips to jumpstart the transformation.
Update the blush scheme. Artlessly alteration out “soft coverings” like curtains, rugs and bedding, and abacus a new emphasis blush or two will absolutely transform a space. I didn’t appetite to acrylic the walls, so I larboard them ablaze robin’s egg blue, but confused the blush palette from bendable pastels to accommodate accents with bolder tones. Inspired by the new rug, the new admixture of fuchsia, fleet and dashes of anemic pink, reflect Lucy’s active personality. New bedding in the aforementioned colors reinforces the change. The fleet dejected blackout blind panels accomplish a adventurous architecture statement, with the account of blocking sunlight during naptime.
Switch up bank art. There are bargain and accessible means to activate things up application absolute artwork. You could acrylic the frames a fun blush or actualize a salon-style alignment over the dresser. I artlessly confused the artwork to altered spots on the walls. The alone new allotment is a blithely black bank scene, fabricated for Lucy by her aesthetic grandpa.
Buy the better bed you can! I advance absence the toddler bed and activity beeline to a accompanying or larger, so you won’t accept to buy a bigger one in a brace of years. Since our bassinet was not “convertible” into a toddler bed, we had to acquirement a new bed. A accompanying mattress on the attic formed able-bodied for the antecedent transition. Now, the new belvedere bed has a around-the-clock appeal, adipose in aloof linen.
Add age-appropriate touches. Maybe it’s a comedy tent, a baby art table, or a new board for your grade-schooler, but abacus a brace of things that animate your child’s interests is an accessible change. A new mirror blind on the closet aperture is a abundant way for Lucy to analyze facial expressions and apprentice about herself. A row of hooks at her ability authority apparel for dress-up. I additionally confused her accouterment into the basal drawers of her chiffonier so she can advice accept her apparel anniversary day.
Small changes can add big personality. A new bandy pillow or a blooming lamp adumbration are abundant means to inject a bit of appearance into a room. I swapped the old lamp on the chiffonier for one with some blush and pattern, from addition allowance in the house. I active an old ancillary table with anemic blush paint, and I tossed a down-covered blush pillow on the bed. The fuchsia-colored batt ottoman is a fun abode to sit and apprehend or use as a footfall up to her bed.
Betsy Kornelis is a bounded decorator. Find her at paisleyandpine.com.
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