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Paint a Happy Home – Timeless and Cool Kids Rooms

Cool kids’ rooms that get better with age


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (October 20, 2020) – Kids seem to grow faster than the speed of light, so it’s important to provide them with a space that is easily adaptable through the various stages of growing up. Whether your kids are in elementary school, high school, or somewhere in between, Westlake Ace Hardware and Sharon Grech, color and design expert for Benjamin Moore paints, offer tips and suggestions to help create a lasting memory for them – and a room they’ll be proud to keep clean!

  1. Invest in pieces that last. Redecorating can get expensive, so consider spending more of your budget dollars on enduring furniture items such as dressers and other storage solutions. Choose neutral tones for these pieces that will coordinate with a variety of styles and colors. Concentrate on reflecting your kids’ changing personalities through more cost-effective décor elements, such as paint, window treatments
    and accessories.
  2. Let them have fun without overdoing it. Your five-year-old has a passion for princesses now but might not appreciate a glittery, pink princess room in a few years. Empower kids to make decisions on easily replaceable and more affordable items, like adhesive decals and bedding. “At school age, kids start to have an opinion on their room and this is a good opportunity to let them express themselves,” recommends Grech. “Lamps, posters, throw pillows and bedding are great ways to reflect their personalities without breaking your budget.”
  3. Incorporate versions of their favorite colors.


“Your kid’s favorite color is likely to change as often as they do, and the big, bright color they love might completely overwhelm the space,” explains Grech. Instead, she advises incorporating their favorite color on the walls, but with a neutral spin. If your child loves blue, try Early Morning CC-818. For pink, she suggests Pink Moiré CC-158. For purple, Blue Viola CC-940.

See the entire primary color board trends for children’s spaces at Benjamin Moore Paints, or visit the paint section at your local Westlake Ace Hardware store.

Important note: Any time you are painting a kid’s room, consider using Natura®, which has zero VOCs* and is certified asthma & allergy friendly®. Find more information about Benjamin Moore paint.

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