Boys will love their kids playhouse if they feel like it’s totally theirs. Thus, if parents want their sons to have a sense of ownership regarding the playhouse, being a part of the selection of the decorating process is extremely important. While it could be a little difficult for some parents to let go when it comes to making the playhouse “look nice”, it’s best that they do give their sons latitude to start to make some of their own decisions.
Of course, it is recommended that there should be some involvement of parents in the process. There is room for parent input, whether it’s helping to select paints, flooring, window coverings or a general theme. But, for some boys, as they are starting to learn more about being independent thinkers and taking strides to become decision makers, too much parental involvement will take away from the whole experience and make the playhouse seem like “just another toy”. To get the most out of having the kids playhouse on their property, parents will want their sons to feel like they own it and should, thus, let them do their own thing with the decor.
Should your son need some inspiration or creative guidance, parents can help their sons to research different styles and looks for a kids playhouse. Taking boys to home improvement centers can be helpful also because they will be able to see a wide array of fixtures, paint selections, wallcoverings, and other accents that could really make the playhouse look cool. Online searches could prove essential for seeing how other kids, around the world, use things to make their kids playhouse feel and look great and unique. Whether the playhouse is big or small, there is a lot that a boy can do to make it awesome.
Let boys rule their kids playhouse through each phase of the decorating process to ensure that their first “ownership” experience and decorating opportunity is truly a personal journey. The end result may not be what the parent had in mind, but the happiness and joy thier child experiences will make it a moot point. The final result of allowing boys decorate their kids playhouse on their own terms is boys gain confidence, develop their own sense of style, and they strengthen their decision making skills. Then it’s worth withstanding a few off-hue walls!