“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”
― Albert Einstein
Kids have a hidden talent. They are actually really great interior designers. Kids are versitile in both looks AND personalities…similar to the rooms in our homes. When it comes to interior design, kids can envision a space that adults just can’t see. Trying to see the finished product by only having a carpet sample can cause a lot of anxiety. Recently, a woman saw a stair runner we installed and LOVED it. She really wanted to use the same one in her bedroom but just couldn’t imagine it in a larger space. She second guessed herself, tripled guessed herself, until I finally told her to go with her gut, which was the original pattern she fell in love with. Kids go with their gut instinct. Once they see something they like, they have to have it. There’s a few other things we can learn when it comes to kids and interior design. Such as…
- Don’t be afraid to mix and match! I’m talking colors, textures, and patterns.
- The more energy running through a room, the better.
- There is nothing wrong with uniform and structure. In fact, it’s urged at times but don’t forget about diversity and what makes us unique. Changing it up every once and while keeps you fresh (in a non time-out way).
- Open spaces make you feel alive. The feeling of being closed off is claustrophobic and who wants to feel claustrophobic?
- You NEED to always remain flexible.
Kids want excitement. I think we can all get caught up with decorating our home and forget why we started the project in the first place. Interior designing should be exciting! We should all take a lesson from kids and let loose a little.