How to Design a Kid's Room That Will Grow With Them

Choosing the décor for a child’s room is usually one of the most fun parts about decorating a home. After all, comic book heroes and princesses are much more fun to shop for than boring adult bedspreads and artwork, right? Unfortunately, many parents make the mistake of designing their kid’s room without thinking about the fact that their child will grow quickly—and so will their tastes and interests. What might be adorable for a 6-year-old quickly becomes an embarrassment for a preteen and usually requires a complete redo. To avoid the costly and time-consuming task of overhauling your child’s room every couple of years, consider the following tips.

Choose the Right Furniture

Cutesy nursery furniture is not so cute when your baby becomes an adolescent. To avoid having to redecorate every five years, invest in full-sized furniture such as dressers, beds, and chairs. Though it may be a bit large for them in the beginning, they will grow into it and you won’t have to deal with selling old and buying new furniture with every growth spurt.

Opt for Classic Rather Than Trendy

Trends come and go, and many parents make the mistake of investing in large trendy pieces that quickly go out of style. When making any large purchases, such as bed frames, dressers, or nice rugs, always opt for classic colors and patterns. You can always throw in trendy touches such as pillows, posters, or knick-knacks that are affordable and can be changed at whim.

Ask Your Child for Input

Don’t forget who will actually be living in your child’s room. As soon as they are old enough to express an opinion, you should involve your child in the decision of how to decorate their room. There will be some compromise, of course, but making sure they feel heard and that at least some of their choices are put into place will make them proud of and love their space even more.

Focus on Storage

Whether you are storing the diapers of a baby or the video games of a teenager, you will never regret building on storage options in your kid’s room. Consider colorful totes or under-the-bed storage units that can hide toys, stuffed animals, or craft. Make sure closets are well-organized to handle plenty of overflow.

Don’t make the mistake of sinking time and money into designing your kid’s room for the age they are now. Instead, invest in classic pieces and plenty of storage that can grow with them, then let them help you choose trendy touches to really make the room their own. If you’d like more information on our family-friendly homes, please visit our website.

Meet the 2017 Ram Special Edition Line-Up

Looking for a new truck in the Elkhart area? Look no further than the innovative new 2017 line-up of Ram special editions! Ram has always been a reliable and popular brand, but their new line-up has truly impressive options that will satisfy even the most discerning of drivers. Whether you want flashy or powerful, Ram has a truck for you. Here are just a few of the new trucks you will be able to find when you visit our showroom.

Ram 1500 in Sublime Green or Copper

Who says trucks need to stay with subtle primary colors? The new Ram 1500 in Sublime Green or Copper will get you noticed! The exciting exterior appearance is enhanced by black performance hood decal strips and paired with a stylish and comfortable interior for the perfect combination of flash and drivability.

Ram 1500 Night

Really want to stand out from the crowd? Then you need to check out the Ram 1500 Night. This spectacular truck features a Mopar/react-text: 95 Performance Cat-Back Exhaust System as well as an available sport performance hood and ultra-cool monochromatic details and bold flat black badging. Perfect for the truck owner who wants to be seen AND heard.

Ram 1500 Rebel

The Ram 1500 Rebel is quickly becoming one of the brand’s best-selling off-road choices and will now be available in black or the limited edition Mojave Sand. The Rebel Black features black wheels, black brush guard and an all-black interior for the ultimate in cool rides. The limited Mojave Sand has a sport performance hood, monotone or two-tone exterior and an all-black interior that stands out no matter where you drive.

Ram 2500 and 3500 Night

Distinctive and stylish, the Ram Night in both 2500 and 3500 models are made to be bold. The 2500 features black painted aluminum wheels, bold black badging, and a leather trimmed sport bench. The 3500 is the ultimate in style with an all-black interior, black badging and an intimidating all-black slotted grille.

Ram 1500 Rebel TRX Concept

Want to go all-out and own the truck that blows away the competition? Then you need to see the Ram 1500 Rebel TRX Concept truck. With a 575 horsepower motor and a stunning, aggressive appearance, the TRX is as bold as it is fearsome.

Truck owners have long been attracted to Ram for it’s unique style, ultra comfort, and supreme power. The 2017 line-up takes this to the next level. If you’d like to see what the new trucks in person, please visit our website or come on in to our Ram dealership to experience them for yourself.