It’s a task that seems impossible. The children’s bedroom should serve their needs and be the place where they feel free, happy, and safe. However, for an adult, it’s difficult to get in their minds. Their imagination is too grand. It almost has no limits, whereas parents do have limits.
They think about the budget and the functionality. They plan when the child will grow, and they need to renovate. They also think about the comfortable study and sleep space. This article offers tips on how to design a room that grows with a child, is functional, and personalised to the child’s interest.
Don’t Choose Any Design
That may surprise you, but it really isn’t necessary at all. Your children’s interests will change monthly. They will like different colours, patterns, cartoon characters, idols, etc. Leave the walls and the furniture as an elegant, white canvas. Be minimalistic. You will notice soon that your little one will fill up the space with the display of their favourite toys, blankets, cushions, or lights.
Arrange Space for Their Art
Drawing is a big part of childhood. Adults sometimes dismiss it as a meaningless play. In fact, it helps your child express themselves and develop emotionally. Arrange space for them to hang their pieces. It can be an empty wall, woollen strings with clothes pegs, a wall-size pinboard, or frames arranged in an orderly shape. Additionally, the room will gain personalized and cheap decoration.
Free up Space Where You Can
The kid’s room needs to have at least three functionalities: study space, sleeping space, and play space. The last one requires some empty floor space for free play. That is difficult to achieve in small rooms. Kids loft beds may solve this problem. Most kids love them. They get to climb to their bed on top and hide their secrets in the area below. The area under their bed can be used as a play space, study space, or storage space.
Tiny Desks, Beds, and Chairs
Remember, the world looks different when you have 2 feet or 40 inches. Parents tend to forget the height of their young ones. Plan how your child will access crucial devices. Do they need a stool to reach the light switch? Does the desk support the right posture? How can they reach the window?
Save Money on Permanent Decorations
Simply, think twice whether it’s worth buying any permanent decorations, like wall stickers, beds in the shape of a rocket, or a castle-like desk. Instead, invest in decorations – playful lamps, posters, blankets, carpets, desk stickers, pinboards, teddy bears, and whatever you and your child come up with. You will save money because you won’t need to do big remodelling. As your child grows, just swap the decorations.
Storage to Keep It All
The last tip on this list, but an important one. Children as a rule are little hoarders. Not enough storage in their room will lead to a messy, cluttered space. No one wants to have a constant fight with children about cleaning. Unfortunately, this is unavoidable, but you can make it easier by creating enough and fun storage places. Arrange boxes as “home” for the most precious toys and stick to your rules.