Bringing the Magic of the Holidays to your Kids’ Bedroom
The holidays are the perfect time to be a kid, after all most of us grew up hearing if Santa sees you awake you won’t get any gifts on Christmas morning right? Kids’ bedrooms at the holidays are a fun room to decorate at the holidays and bring in festive colors with holiday bedding, nostalgic decor and even a themed Christmas tree of their own. As adults we often get occupied with creating a “grown-up” holiday bedroom but forget that kids should still enjoy the magic behind the nostalgic season. Here are a few ways to transform their bedroom with youthful accents.
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Transform their bed into a magical destination
Most of the time children don’t enjoy bedtime unless their bed becomes a destination spot to read Christmas bedtime stories and slip into a cozy hideaway and dream about holiday surprises to come!
Quilts, holiday bedspreads with winter motifs and layering flannel sheets will bring color with a whimsical flair to their bedroom. Decorative pillow shams can be used for larger throw pillows once the bed is made and holiday sheet sets with mix and match colors and patterns will help chase the chill of cold winter nights.
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Use holiday decor to create a nostalgic bedroom
I remember when I was small the idea of having a Christmas tree in my bedroom was only a fantasy. My best friend down the street had a family that had themed trees throughout her house! They had 4 trees in all, one in the kids’ bedroom and others throughout the home. In your home this year, why not decorate a themed Christmas tree with the kids? They will love choosing a winter, sports, or animal theme along with Rudolph or other Christmas themed ornaments, tree topper and more. Use tree garland around their head and footboard to mimic the tree decor and hang Christmas lights throughout their room as a fun “night light” to bring the magic alive at night.
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Create new traditions for their bedroom
One of best parts about the holidays is creating new traditions and memories with your kids. Why not let your kids make an advent calendar to hang beside their bed to countdown to Christmas? Try placing small gifts throughout the holiday to hide around their room for a surprise each morning when they awake. Your child’s holiday bedroom can be as creative as their imagination. For older kids ask them how they’d like to decorate their room. Teenage girls love canopy beds and draping string lights and fabric around a canopy can be dreamy! Your teenage son may love the rustic appeal of real pine tree branches around his room to bring the outdoors in. However you choose to decorate bring the magic of the season into their bedroom this season.
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