Transitional Bedroom Decor Tips – Growing from Toddler to Teen

It’s one of the greatest joys of parenting – raising your child. It’s rewarding, fun, and exciting. Still, as much as you love your little ones, raising them can also be incredibly pricey! As they age, they need new clothes, new furniture, and new décor.

If you’re struggling to save money on transitional bedroom decor, here are some tips on how to make the room a place of growing, without spending big bucks on a full makeover at every stage.


Wood laminate flooring is a classic and durable choice for a child’s room that will work well with any décor. No need to worry about markers, toys or playing with a laminate floor! Additionally, a large area rug is a budget friendly way to capture each stage of childhood by switching it out for a new one through out the years.

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Wall Colors

Along with flooring, wall colors set the tone for any room. One way to allow for changing childhood tastes is to paint the walls a neutral color with one wall reserved as an accent wall. The accent wall is easier and cheaper to update over the years rather than repainting the entire room. You can start with a solid and soothing color for a nursery and change it to a vibrant bright color, create patterns, or add fun wall decals to suit your growing child’s tastes.

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Timeless Furniture Choices 

The key to creating a room that will easily transition from the toddler years through the teen years is to invest in durable, quality furniture that can last through the years. These days, there are many options when it comes to finding cribs that are made to transition from a crib to a toddler bed and finally into a double-size bed. Additionally, there are dressers that have removable changing tables. With the bed and dresser taken care of you should also consider bookshelves and an armoire (depending on closet options).

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Storage Is Critical 

As your child grows storage solutions will be critical. You can save space by buying baskets, buckets, or wooden crates that can be interchangeable and stored in a bookshelf or under the bed. In order to maximize the storage in your child’s room, make a point of cleaning out outgrown clothes and toys that are wasting space to make room for new items.

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Personal Touches 

Since a bulk of your child’s room will stay the same as they grow, personal touches are what will make their room special. These touches can come in the shape of bedding (such as character sheets in their younger years and something more mature and chic in their teen years), pictures, accessories, and wall art. All of these things are easy to change out and won’t break the bank to update.

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Do you have any tips on how you’ve decorated your kids’ rooms over the years? Share your tips below.

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