It’s the ultimate clash of minds – you want something practical and timeless, so it won’t need re-doing in a year when she’s outgrown Peppa Pig.
And she wants, well, Peppa Pig.
Designing a bedroom for your child can be hard, especially once they’ve reached the terrible twos and started to formulate opinions on anything and everything.
You pick up a beautiful wardrobe – you see storage space, she sees boring. You’re on a budget and find a set of lovely blue shelves – you think bargain, she thinks that’s for boys, Mum!
You might start thinking, “well it’s her bedroom so let her have her way”, and be left with a horrifyingly pink and glittery mess where a nice bedroom used to be.
Or, you might think, “Mummy knows best” and ignore her input altogether. She’ll hate you, forever. Or at least for a while.
No, the key to designing a great bedroom for your daughter that you’ll both love is to work together.
Get her involved at every stage in the process, from planning to actually decorating, but don’t lose sight of those practical, sensible ideas of your own.
Here’s how to go about doing it…