Decor & Renovation

Should you let children choose their bedroom paint colours?

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Decor & Renovation

Should you let children choose their bedroom paint colours?

HGTV Home Sherin Williams

HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams paint in Anchors Aweigh SW9179 from the Timeless Beauty colour collection, Lowe's. Image courtesy of the Baeumler family.

Decorating a child's bedroom is always a balancing act. On the one hand, you want your kids to have a say in the decor, as it's important for them to have a space they can truly call their own. On the other hand, wee ones are notoriously fickle and repainting the bedroom walls in their "favourite colour"—something that's often as changeable as the weather—could easily become a full-time job.

No one understands that dilemma better than Sarah Baeumler of HGTV's House of Bryan. When it came time to choose a paint colour for 10-year-old son Quintyn's bedroom for the show's third season, the request he made was simply—and rather unhelpfully—"Rainbow!"

The solution she came up with involved equal parts design savvy and clever parenting skills. "Instead of giving kids every colour to choose from, try narrowing down their options beforehand," Baeumler suggests. Knowing that Quintyn was particularly fond of navy blue, for instance, she whittled down the vast number of paint chips from the new HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams paint collection to a mere handful of guaranteed-gorgeous dark blue hues. The result? A win-win situation in which Quintyn was involved in the decision-making process, and Baeumler won't need to repaint for years to come!

Sarah Baeumler


Sarah Baeumler, HGTV's House of Bryan. Image courtesy of HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams paint.

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