Why you should decorate your children’s room for the holidays

Look, I get it. The holidays are a busy time for everyone. You have parties, out-of-town guests, food to cook, and areas to decorate.

So why would you want to add more to your plate too decorate your children’s rooms for the holidays? While there’s certainly no rule that says you have to, we’ve got a few reasons why we love the tradition, and we might be able to convince you to do the same!

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Children's room decorated for the holidays with Christmas sheets and curtains

For my daughter Lola’s holiday room, I chose this adorable Santa print for a duvet cover. I love how these checked red and green sheets set match, but provides another pop of pattern and color.

I also thought it would be fun to make holiday curtains and picks these candy cane curtains and this nutcracker wall hanging.

Children's room decorated for the holidays with Christmas sheets and curtains

So why should I decorate my children’s room for the holidays? I’ll tell you why…

Childhood holiday magic doesn’t last forever: Sad, but true. While the holiday still retains its magic as an adult, it just can’t quite match the level you felt as a child, with the promise of presents, decorations and the smell of cookies in the air.

So why not play all the fun while you can and make it as special as possible for them? And seeing that light in their eyes is so much fun for you too!

Children's room decorated for the holidays with Christmas sheets and curtains

The holiday is about memories (and physical things play a role!): While holidays are about people and time with loved ones at its core, I think we all have special memories associated with a few physical things 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 excitement of getting our special Christmas pajamas and bringing out the sheets every year to make going to bed a magical time.

Children's room with a Christmas bookshelf with a Christmas theme

You can buy items to use year after year to make it easy: While there are some categories that are super fun (like holiday pajamas), if you have kids, you know they outgrow them every year.

It is nice to have your main children’s room decorations as things that they can use year after year such as bedding and pillows, duvet covers, rugs, curtains or wall coverings.

Making a holiday bookshelf area is also a really cute tradition, and you can use these books over and over and add new ones here and there (or get them from the library!).

Children's room decorated for the holidays with Christmas sheets and curtains

Choosing the right things makes decorating super fast: While everyone’s to-do list gets long during the holidays, things like bedding are easy to change out. You still have to change and wash their sheets regularly, pillows can be thrown out in a second, and it’s super quick to change artwork.

You can even make paper elf hats to add to the artwork like I did for her cat picture! Choosing things that are a snap to set up means more time for cookies and hot chocolate by the fire, right?

Children's room decorated for the holidays with Christmas sheets and curtains

It’s just CUTEOKAY?!? I mean, do you really need a reason to surprise a child with an adorable room decorated just for their favorite holiday of the year?! I didn’t think so. It is. Just. CUTE.

Children's room decorated for the holidays with Christmas sheets and curtains

If your child loves the holidays as much as mine does, the look on their face when their room is decorated is totally enough to make the effort worth it.

And some kids (like mine) love to help decorate for every occasion, so you can also get a mini helper for the conversion. Hope these ideas help make the holidays a little more special for everyone in your house! xo. Laura

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