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Kids Room Painting Ideas

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Back to school means a new year and a fresh start. Why not celebrate this new beginning with a new look for your favorite student's room?

As your child grows from kindergarten and elementary school to junior high and high school, room restyling can
be a fun way to mark the milestones. The key is to begin with a foundation that is flexible enough to grow with your child. Our kids' room paint ideas will help you transform
your child's space quickly and easily.

Define Expectations

You and your child will be happiest with a room that functions for both of you. Determine the room's
functionality by clarifying what activities will take place there. That will dictate whether your kids' room colors
need to restful and playful, conducive to sleep and
studying, or inspiring and fun.

A few questions to consider include:

Does your child's bedroom also function as a play area? Is there space to accommodate a desk, lighting, computer, and bookshelves for homework to be completed?

You could also plan a playroom to house toys and art supplies during childhood, then transform it later to a game/media room for teens.

Paint Color

When it comes to kids' bedroom paint ideas, forget pink for girls and blue for boys. Instead, create dynamic color palettes for rooms that can take your children from their first steps to their first driving lesson.

Color palettes can easily adapt to changing tastes and styles without breaking your budget – making them an easy way to adapt your home to your kids' bedroom ideas as they grow and change.

Here's a fun idea for a girl's room that's fit for a princess of any age:

Softer tones of sherbet hues, such as lemon, lime, and orange are cheerfully childlike, yet easily evolve to teen funk by swapping out accessories. While the decorative footboard and castle mural are decidedly young, the dresser, pillows, lamp, rug, and footstool will work as elements for the future teen's room.

To see your kids' room paint ideas come to life before ever picking up a brush, use our Personal Color Viewer® virtual paint color selection tool.

Double-Duty Design

High-quality, multifunctional furnishings are a great way to begin complement your kids' bedroom paint ideas.

You can find cribs that convert to toddler or day beds, bassinets that take on second lives as toy boxes, and changing tables that change into dressers.

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