How to Decorate Your Kids' Room for the Holidays

How to Decorate Your Kids' Room for the Holidays

Three white snowmen as Christmas decoration

Winter and the season of festivities are ahead of us. Christmas and New Year are just around the corner! Television channels are starting to broadcast Christmas movies and shows, Ontario holiday markets are traditionally opening, and the shops are full of tree ornaments and house decorations. It's time to decorate your home and spread the cheer. Maybe you gave your porch a New Year's touch to wish your guests a warm welcome, but if there are children in your family, then there is one more room that needs attention. You guessed it: it's their room. It is the children who are especially looking forward to the magic of Christmas. If you want to make your little ones happy, we suggest you keep reading to learn how to decorate your kids' room for the holidays.

Decorate your kids' room for the holidays - A guide

Christmas euphoria is about to begin, and we all know how important it is to bring that holiday spirit into our home, especially when we have children. Trends change from year to year, but we can always experiment and let our creative side take over, even when decorating a rental property. Involve your kids in the decorating process, too. We promise the memories of adorning their childhood room with the family will stay with your kids for a long, long time.

Tips for different age groups

When it comes to your child's age, you should keep the following in mind:

  • 0 to 3 years: Keep everything as basic and minimal as possible. Use non-choking hazard materials.
  • 4 to 6 years: Keep things basic as well, but with more details now. With too much going on, children of this age may have difficulty falling asleep. Since incidents occur, choose resilient decorations.
  • 7 to 10 years: Give kids greater say over what they want in their space and encourage them to make DIY decorations!
  • 11 and up: Children of this age already have developed personal styles and preferences. Decorating their room with them can be your special holiday project.

Father and daughter looking at a Christmas ornament

The colors of the holiday season

The traditional red, green, and gold method is the best choice for creating a festive ambiance. In addition, these colors are very pleasing to the eye - children will adore them in their room. If you are a fan of the minimalist approach, you can opt for black, white, and metallic holiday decorations, which look very stylish. Also, if you like snow-white, you can use a palette of neutral colors to decorate the room for your little ones. On the other hand, if you are in the mood for some fun, go for a selection of bold and bright, happy colors that children will enjoy. You can also mix different styles, as long as you do it well!

Decor time

The most important thing when decorating your kids' room for the holidays is the tree. Children can certainly help you with that by hanging ornaments and twinkle lights. You can make some of the decorations yourself, but you can also use sweets like candy canes and lollipops to create an exciting display. You can also decorate the room with additional pom balls, gift stockings, figurines of Santa Claus, elves, reindeer, and the like. And if you want to really make your little ones happy, look for bedding, pillows, curtains, and carpets with Christmas motifs. Ontario has excellent seasonal decoration stores, so you should find everything you need easily!

Adorning the tree

We know who enjoys decorating the Christmas tree and setting up New Year's decorations the most. Children, of course. For kids, decorating the tree is a special experience - all parents know it. And that is not only because they will receive gifts in the end, but because, above all, it is fun to change the look of the house and make the space happy with colors and decorations.

Therefore, if you are a parent, start on time with the preparations. You need to get the tree from the basement or even buy a new one, as well as find all the decorations in your Toronto storage unit or get some new ones. If you need to carry boxes and furniture around the holiday season, it is best to contact local moving experts to handle bulky pieces.


A girl putting ornaments on a tree

If you are a fan of minimalism and clean white rooms, you can still get a natural potted Christmas tree that will enrich your child's room. It is a good choice for smaller spaces, too.

Gifts under the Christmas tree

You can also improvise gifts under the Christmas tree; they don't all have to be "real". It is enough to have a few boxes that you will wrap in patterned silk paper with Christmas motifs. To make the boxes look convincing, put big bows or ribbons for decoration on them. Just make sure to tell your kids that these are just for decorations, so that they aren't disappointed when Christmas comes.

Use garlands and lights

Christmas lights are high on the list of things that brighten up the space and bring joy into a room. You can find indoor string lights or novelty lights and hang them in your kids' room. There are so many different shapes and sizes if you want to make things interesting, such as snowflakes and pine cones. Just make sure you don't leave the lights on all night long.

A beaded white and gray Christmas garland

You can also string a garland made of paper snowflakes, snowmen, and shapes alike. These are garlands that children can make on their own, as well. Ensure that the lights and garlands are securely hung. This guarantees that children cannot become entangled and that the lights do not come into contact with anything dangerous.

Final thoughts

It's always useful to look for some design inspiration when planning a project like this, especially when it comes to decorating for one of the highlights of the year. When you want to decorate your kids' room for the holidays, make sure you bring them along and get their help with the tasks. We assure you it will result in wonderful memories!

Happy Decorating my friends!