Making Your Child’s Room Special–with Giveaway

Playroom Wall Decal from Evgie.com

I’m a big believer that a child should have a place of his/her own. That doesn’t mean each child needs his or her own room, but I do think they should have space that’s theirs AWAY from parents, even if they share a room.

Parents need time to connect, and we need time to nurture that relationship that is central to the family. That doesn’t mean kids are never allowed in Mommy and Daddy’s room–my kids used to love piling into bed with us in the mornings to “help” wake us up. But I do think there should be that expectation that Mommy and Daddy have their own space. It’s so easy to have motherhood take over your whole identity and your whole life, and yet what those kids really need is for you to love their dad. Kids want to be raised in a family where the marriage is stable and secure and Mommy and Daddy love each other. So keep that bedroom to yourself!

And one of the easiest ways to do that is to make your children’s rooms fun! Create a room where they feel at home, and feel safe. That doesn’t mean you have to spend a ton of money, but you should:

  • Keep it bright with fun paint colours and open windows
  • Keep clutter to a minimum by cutting down on the number of toys and including big toy boxes throughout the room
  • Have a bookshelf with lots of favourite books (kids need books more than gadgets!)
  • Plan regular times for kids to help clean up their rooms (or clean them on their own). Tidy up for five minutes before each meal, and on Saturdays do a bigger clean with the kids helping. If you stay on top of it, the room will always feel cozy!

And here’s something else that’s fun: Use children’s wall decals to create an imaginary getaway. Evgie.com is offering a giveaway for our readers today, and I’m so excited to offer these to you. Honestly, I wish these had been around when my kids were babies because they’re so adorable, and I’m really decorative challenged. I never had any good ideas for their rooms, but this would have made it easy peasy!

Here’s the neat thing about wall decals: you create such a cute theme in a room, but then you can remove them easily when the child grows. It’s not like a paint mural you’d have to spend hours painting over; you just peel and off they come. It’s so easy to transform a room with children’s decals or nursery wall decals!

Take a look at these dinosaur wall decals:

Dinosaur Wall Decals from Evgie.com

$139 with Free Shipping

Or these Monkey Wall Decals for a nursery:

Monkey Wall Decals from Evgie.com

On Sale for $130

Or this Adorable Growth Chart:

Monkey Growth Chart Decal from Evgie.com

$80 from Evgie.com

You can even brighten up other rooms in your house–not just kids’ rooms! I love this idea of a family tree wall decal for your living room:

Family Tree Wall Decal from Evgie.com

$135 from Evgie.com

All Evgie.com wall decals are Non-Toxic, Non-Fading, Repositionable, Self-Adhesive Backing, Top-Quality Matte Vinyl. They include a free test decal so you can play around with it and get used to it before you stick on the big decal. All decals are designed and cut in-house. Elements come separately and can be installed as on the picture or adjusted to your wall height.

And until the end of November you get 25% off with the code TOLOVEHONOR! They’ve set it up just for us!

(That’s even 25% off the cost I’ve quoted below each decal). It’s always hard to buy Christmas presents for a baby or toddler who doesn’t really know what’s going on. I think this would be a great idea–give them a wonderful, imaginative room to grow up in.

Check out Evgie’s selection of children’s wall decals and nursery wall decals! And pin your favourites onto a wish list so that you can choose some with your hubby (or kids if they’re old enough!). Evgie’s on Pinterest, too.

And then enter our giveaway, where you could win $150 towards wall decals of your choice. I’m doing the draw next Friday night! And I know I’ve done a bunch of draws lately and haven’t announced the winners. I’ll do that this Saturday–so tune in on Saturdays to see the winners!

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Comments

  1. I’ve seen those, how fun! Thanks!

  2. These decals are great! I love the family tree!

  3. Would love to win this! These are so neat.

  4. Too cute! Love the 5 minute before dinner pick up idea for at least the days there aren’t so many after school activities. Although I do tend to do more of the pick up 5 or 10 things idea in general. Even if I get a groan, that tends to go over better.

  5. Love these decals. Grandson’s room is jungle. Loving the family tree for here. Not sure for my youth :)

  6. KellyK(@RNCCRN9706) says:

    Cute! LOVE the monkeys!

  7. Oh my, I LOVE the family tree – that is amazing!

  8. That’s such a cool idea!
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  9. Too cute! Love these!

  10. I love that growth chart!

  11. What a great idea! The family tree one is great!

  12. Veronica Williams says:

    What a cool way to decorate! With three kids and styles all their own, that would be amazing!

  13. I love the monkey decals…so cute! Our sons are both little monkeys and they’d love to have those in their rooms!

  14. Wanting to re-do my living room and love the family tree to go with pictures… and the birch tree forest with birds!!! What a fabulous idea!!

  15. MAndy buhler says:

    Love the monkeys one!

  16. Danielle F says:

    I am doing my boys’ room over very soon and would LOVE to win the decals! They’re so cute! I was going to paint some kind of a mural, but these decals seem more practical! Thanks for the chance to win them :)

  17. I completely agree with the need for a child to have a space of their own. With 4 kids and 3 bedrooms, everyone in this house shares (parents, boys, and girls).
    But if a child is on their bed, that is their own private space and they are not to be interrupted without good reason.

    I would love to have 2 more bedrooms, and give them each a room of their own; on the other hand, learning to share space isn’t doing them any harm. :)

    • Good thoughts! We have two children, and may have more in the future. I am all for my children sharing a room, but my husband feels strongly that each child should have their own room. This may limit the number that we have. I like the idea that their bed is their own space, at the very least.

  18. I love the Family Tree Wall decal. I have been looking for something like this. I have a spot on my wall just waiting for it. ;) Thanks for the chance.

  19. I love the Owl decals! I would love any of them thank you for giveaway!

  20. Thanks for the giveaway Sheila! I like the blue and green vinyl polkadot theme. It would look great in our sons bedroom :) An the family tree is a beautiful idea.

  21. Michelle S. says:

    I agree with you on children needing their own place. I would love to win any of the sets. They are all super cute.

  22. I LOVE these decals. My daughters would love one in their room!

  23. Christine C. says:

    The birch trees are lovely! I’m looking for a way to spruce up my new home, and these would be ace!

  24. I love the tree

  25. Cute stuff!! My kiddos would love:)

  26. Probably the Princess castle decal for my daughter!

  27. We are buying our first home this weekend! Excited to work with my girls on designing a happy, safe bedroom for them. :-)

  28. Oh and I like the cherry blossoms decals and the birch tree wall decals best for their room. And the jungle tropical wall decal for the play room. Very cute stuff.

  29. Such cute stuff! I love decals, I could never paint like that!

  30. Stephanie P says:

    Would so love to put these in my kids’ rooms. :)

  31. My two oldest girls need some fun details in their room – these decals would be perfect!

  32. Stephanie says:

    Can I just say…ADORABLE!

  33. Wonderful stuff! I’d have a hard time choosing between the woodland animals and the owls in a tree for our new baby’s nursery!

  34. I really like the cherry blossom tree decal – it would be perfect for my 6 year old’s room!

  35. There is just one problem… I want them all!!!!

  36. I love the family tree!

  37. I really like the family tree wall decal!

  38. I would love to try one!

  39. I have a 19 month old son. I would love the dino one. second choice the growth chart
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  40. I love the outer space decals on the Evgie website! So adorable!

  41. I really like the family tree. I have been on here in the past and had not seen that.
    I may have to put my money down.
    Bette

  42. Melissa Olson says:

    Great advice, and so true that kids need to have their own space to be inspired and creative. I love the monkey wall decals – monkeys are my son’s favorite animal at the moment too!

  43. Thanks for an opportunity to win, they look like so much fun!

  44. Janet Dickson says:

    This would be so great we’re just changing up my daughters room from the nursery type style to big girl space with a reading corner and I know she’d love to pick out some new wall decals.

  45. Decals would be great in my girls room for our new home!

  46. How to choose? I love the Garden scene and the cherry blossom ones best. I think. They are all amazing.

  47. Very nice, I would love any of the designs for my children’s room.

  48. Jennifer D says:

    I love the photo tree! So special!

  49. Super cute!! I totally agree that each child needs their own space including mommy and daddy.

  50. Love the Space decals!
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  51. these would be great for my baby’s room! wish there weren’t so many variations of trees though, so many are sooo similar lol :)

  52. These would be great! Looking forward to winning!

  53. Brenda Lacourciere says:

    I like the tree

  54. Love the safari nursery decals!

  55. Jennifer D. says:

    Love their designs. Great for kids’ room and family rooms.

  56. I love this one
    http://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/74249532/children-wall-decal-wall-sticker-kids?ref=shop_home_active
    It would be great for either boys or girls, and my daughter LOVES monkeys right now!

  57. Cherin McKenzie says:

    love the monkeys in a tree

  58. Megan Willis says:

    I love the growth chart! so cute.

  59. I really like the Cherry Blossom Tree Wall Decal with Birds!

  60. Love the growth chart! What a neat way to have it displayed.

  61. I love the decal with the birds. Re-positionable would be terrific for my grand babies’ apartment walls!

  62. Somer John says:

    Love wall decals! These are beautiful!

  63. Very cool! Thanks!

  64. Aww…the owl and monkey stuff reminds me of my 16 yr old daughter,who recently decided to move in with her dad,an hour away. So I dont see her anymore,and barely talk to her. :( So sad…

  65. I don’t know which ones I like best. There are so many cute ideas for a little kid room!

  66. Belinda McNabb says:

    I love the Deer Wall Decal

  67. family tree is my fav

  68. Ariel Chiu says:

    I like the tree !

  69. These would be a lot of fun! Thank you!

  70. I like the tree with the monkeys the most but they are all gorgeous!

  71. I love these! I need help being create so this helps me a lot!

  72. Monkeys looks just great. Kids would love it!
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