Listen, I get it. The holidays are a busy time for everyone. You have parties, guests from out of town, food to make, and areas to decorate.
So why would you want to add more to your plate by also decorating your kids’ rooms for the holidays? While there’s certainly no rule that says you have to, we have a few reasons why we love the tradition and we may convince you to do the same!
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For my daughter Lola’s holiday room, I picked out this adorable Santa print for a duvet cover. I love how these checked red and green sheets set match, but gives another pop of pattern and color.
I also thought it would be fun to do holiday curtains and picked out these candy cane curtains and this nutcracker wall hanging.
So, why should I decorate my kid’s room for the holidays? I’ll tell you why …
Childhood holiday magic doesn’t last forever: Sad but true. While the holidays still retain magic as an adult, it just can’t quite match the level that you felt as a kid, with the promise of presents, decorations, and the smell of cookies in the air.
So why not play into all that fun while you can and make it as special as possible for them? And seeing that light in their eyes is so fun for you, too!
The holidays are about memories (and physical items have a role!): While holidays are about people and time with loved ones at its core, I think we all have special memories connected with a few physical items from the holidays.
I know my family has a special connection to some Christmas plates and cups we still use every year for Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas morning brunch.
And, I remember the thrill of getting out our special Christmas pajamas and sheet sets each year to make going to bed a magical time.
You can buy items to use year after year to make it simple: While there are some categories that are super fun (like holiday pajamas) if you have kids, you know they grow out of those yearly.
It’s nice to have your main kid’s room decorations be things that they can use year after year like bedsheets and pillows, duvet covers, throw blankets, curtains, or wall hangings.
Making a holiday bookshelf area is also a really cute tradition, and you can use those books over and over and add new ones here and there (or get them from the library!).
Choosing the right items makes decorating super fast: While everyone’s to-do list gets loooong during the holidays, items like bedding are easy to change out. You have to change and wash their sheets every so often anyways, throw pillows can be tossed out in a second, and switching out artwork is super fast.
You can even make paper Santa hats to add to artwork like I did to her cat picture! Picking items that are a snap to set up means that you have more time for cookie decorating and hot chocolate by the fire, right?
It’s just CUTE, OK?!? I mean, do you really need a reason to surprise a kiddo with an adorable room decorated just for them for their favorite holiday of the year?! I didn’t think so. It’s. Just. CUTE.
If your kiddo loves the holidays as much as mine does, then the look on their face once their room is decorated is totally enough to make the effort worth it.
And some kids (like mine) love to help decorate for any occasion, so you can get a mini-helper for the changeover as well. Hope these ideas help make the holidays a little more special for everyone in your house! xo. Laura
My sister and I got a small table top tree when we we’re young. With each our own (similar) set of decorations and lights. It was the best feeling to take it out of the attic every year, decorate and just enjoy the christmas atmosphere into our little rooms. 🙂
We did too! I LOVED playing with my barbies beside it, and falling asleep to the glow of mini lights. I bought table top trees for my kids, and my son keeps his (unlit except in December) up year-round, and so far my daughter doesn’t want hers. Still special!
Can you adopt me and decorate my room for the holidays? I’m 55 :). Seriously, this is so, so cute!
Ha ha, they do come in queen and king sheets too! I would LOVE a set for myself!
I read this and immediately bought my kids Santa sheets! I’m considering also making them a set of curtains. And I’ll definitely be adding Santa hats to the pics in their room. Thanks so much for the inspiration!! I absolutely can’t wait to surprise them after school one day!
Yay!! They will love it!!
I love this! That nutcracker print is so beautiful. Christmas is my favorite time of year. I do small decorations in my toddler’s room, and really want to do a little fake tree for her room next. I get an ornament, pjs, and Christmas books every yr for both my babies and they are hands down my favorite purchases. I hope for them to have a big collection of books and ornaments one day when they go to make their own homes. My husband and I write notes in the books every year and cry like babies, haha.
Aw, the notes in the books is such a sweet touch! It’s fun to do a toddler tree with all soft ornaments so they can take them off and on and play with them too 🙂
I love this so much! I think creating special moments like this throughout the season helps keep the focus on using the time to build memories and not just all the stuff that gets exchanged this time of year. I’m so excited to do this with my own kiddos some day!
So cute Laura!
Hope you’re feeling well as we inch closer to your due date 🙂
Thank you!! Third trimester here we come 🙂