Let kids choose their own linens.
This is one battle parents may be willing to lose. Even though the bedding in the home of Katherine Yaphe's daughter, Sophie, is lovely, sometimes kids push for a more unconventional option. "Everything changes so quickly," notes H&H senior design editor Sarah Hartill. "If my kids want Spiderman pillowcases, I let them have them rather than indulging in a whole theme room. Bedding will still match with my stuff, and sooner or later they will be onto something else."