Babies grow every day and before you know it, you will be left with no other option than to remodel the nursery and convert it into a kid’s room. However, the whole transformation process can be a lot of fun as well. On that note let us now discuss a few ways in which to transform the nursery into a kid’s room without breaking the bank or undertaking too many difficult DIY projects.
Buy Nursery Furniture with the Future in Mind
This tip would be particularly helpful for those that are still in the process of completing their nursery, because buying transitional nursery furniture could save you a lot of money in the long run. What this means is that while a changing table may fit in perfectly with your nursery themed room, it’s much more economical and makes more sense to buy a dresser with a changing pad on top that your child will be able to use even when he/she grows up a bit. The same goes for the bed; invest in a twin bed that turns into a full-sized toddler bed if you just remove the cribs. When it comes to buying furniture that simply cannot be used anymore after the baby outgrows it, make sure that you are not investing too much money in. In other words, try to buy furniture that has long-term value and keep your investments to a minimum when it comes to the temporary, or short-term furniture.
Update the Art
Depending on the child, he/she may not like nursery doodles after a certain age and may insist that the room is upgraded to some of his/her favourite cartoon characters. It’s not costly, but it gives the child a sense of belonging and control in their room. Vinyl stickers (removable ones) are an excellent idea, especially since they are inexpensive and can be easily replaced when needed. If you want, you can also try out some of the more creative ideas while updating the artwork in your kid’s room, other than the usual cartoon characters.
Add More Play Room
As an infant, they don’t need a play area really, but when he/she outgrows that infant stage, the more play area there is, the better. It’s time to remove the rocking chair from the child’s room, along with whatever else that can be removed to make the play space as big as possible. This is the space where he/she will sit with the train sets, action figures, dolls and other toys to actually play with them. Add a little rug to the space and you are done.
There are, of course, plenty of other things you can do to transform the nursery to a kid’s room such as a paint job, increasing storage space, etc. but these three are the most important and fundamental factors that every parent needs to keep in mind, because although we don’t often realize it, kids do grow up pretty fast!