For children, their room is more than just the place they sleep in. It’s the spot to play games, read, daydream, stockpile toys and do schoolwork. As you plan out the children’s bedroom, you will need a space serving all those functions, and is also practical and comfortable for several years ahead. The right experts on what children like are kids themselves. Get them involved in the process of designing children’s bedroom and let them give a hand with selections. Kids’ preferences often change, so use colors and accessories that can be easily replaced. However, the most important thing is to think about practicality, growth and fun.
The decorations in any room say a lot about the personality of those who live there. Colors, accents, decor styles and different choice of furniture, they all show unique characters. This idea is the same for a children’s bedroom. Kids express themselves though the decorations of their rooms, so let them have a say in how their own space looks. This will help them feel comfortable.
If you need ideas to set up a room for children to stay, consider the following tips and make the best choice:
- When designing a kid’s room, first think about color. Incorporate a favorite color on the walls and bring in some bright accents, but remember to stick with neutral furniture which doesn’t have to be swapped when interests change.
Have in mind that the colors you choose can have an impact on your kid – distracting, overwhelming, energizing or calming. Choosing a soothing wall color, for example lavender, gives the kid’s bedroom an ease-into-sleep feel. Choose colors that will influence your child positively, but if you are unsure, pick a neutral color like white or tan, and use accent colors to revive the atmosphere.
- The next thing to think about is furniture. When choosing it, consider the size of kids’ bedroom, if it will be shared with another little one, how many pieces of furniture are needed, and what style you prefer. If the room is quite small, you’ll have to get creative with the positioning of the furniture. If the bedroom is going to be shared, you’ll have to think about buying bunk beds.
The furniture has to be appropriate for the age of your child, but it should also be able to grow with the kid. Get full-sized cabinets and dressers that can last through his or her school years. A lovely idea is to create a warm place for shared reading time: a cuddle-worthy seating and a bookcase stocked with favorites.
- Organization is important to any room. It can be quite difficult to get a kid keep a room clean, so you’ll need a simple system of organization to encourage him or her. With so many clothes and toys, storage is of great importance. If you can, add built-ins, but if you are on a budget, shelves and cubbies are also great for housing books, toys and other objects.
- Place boxes, bins and baskets on the shelves to hold various kind of things. Old coffee cans make wonderful canisters. Store things like Matchbox cars, crayons, doll clothes, and other smaller items in them and print off labels to go on the cans so kids are able to remember where everything goes. Multi-pocket organizers can hold almost anything – from hair ties and sunglasses to reminder notes from Mom.
- If your children’s bedroom is big enough, divide the space into zones. This way quieter kids can read or draw while more active kids can play a musical instrument or watch TV. Include a work table or desk for coloring. Give your kid his or her own office space, a discrete area to do homework. A craft station is great for getting those creative juices flowing. You could also consider a snack area with a mini fridge and microwave.
- Incorporate playful design with a wall mural or decal. Enlarge a favorite photo for a striking piece of art, cut it into sections and then frame. A chalkboard wall will let kids produce a masterpiece of their own. Or why don’t you string wire from wall to wall and create an inexpensive way to showcase the masterpieces of your kid. Another idea is to display a gallery of your kids artwork in acrylic frames that can be easily updated when new pieces are created.
- Try using some fun furnishings, such as floor cushions or beanbag chairs, and experiment by adding unique elements like a slide, swing or climbing wall. Take a growth chart with an eye-catching framing and a clever theme. In case your kids’ bedroom is a multifunctional room, be smart when using the space.
A beautiful kids bedroom, both comfortable and playful, is a space where being sent is more of a reward than a punishment. Children’s bedroom is a chance to experiment with colors, prints and patterns. By matching and mixing, its a thrill to come up with unique combinations that really work.