You can design a dream bedroom for children in a small space if you know a few tricks. You can create the illusion of a larger space through room layout, paint colours, and multitasking furniture with plenty of storage. Depending on the theme of the bedroom, it could be expensive or affordable. It’s up to you to create a budget that will give your child the bedroom of their dreams. Whilst designing, bear in mind that as he or she grows up, the design of the room will also be altered. A teenager wouldn’t want to sleep in a childish bedroom. So, here are tips in designing that may help you keep the kids happy.
1. To help your children stay organised, keep things at their height. Closet storage, benches and coat racks will all be used more often if kids can get to them easily. Storage areas are important for a child’s bedroom. Allocate different areas for their toys, books and clothes.
2. Make sure that all furniture selected for the space is smaller in scale, according to the size of the room. Less bulky furniture will increase the perceived visual space making it feel open and airier. You can also decorate the ceiling with glow in the dark items. They would enjoy staring at it while they are about to sleep.
3. Removable wall transfers are becoming increasingly affordable and the ranges of patterns are endless.
4. Kids are collectors, so make collecting easy. Pictures and paintings don’t always have to be stuck to a cork board or on the kitchen fridge. Try clipping them to a string along the wall to create an interactive border in a room.
5. Be sure to include multiple kinds of lighting in a child’s room. Overall lighting is a necessity but so is a reading light. It may even help them find the bathroom in the middle of the night.
6. If you are painting a dresser or other furniture you know the child will grow out of be sure to let them help. The child could also put their signature on it with personal handprints or fingerprints for a polka-dot design.
7. A fresh coat of paint is essential in a bedroom makeover. Try a light neutral colour such as soft tones of blues and green, teamed with bright soft furnishings creating the illusion of more space. Keep in mind that soft furnishings can be changed easier than paint as their tastes change.
8. Place educational things in the room. Do not just stick with the design. Be sure also to place things that could aid for their learning like books and toys for education.
9. Use photos for decorating. Make use of pictures of your child’s fondest memories. You can include photos taken while you were on holidays, activities in school, achievements etc.
10. If you have two children sharing, a bunk bed is your best bet for making use of a small space. Look for bunk beds with additional storage underneath, or shelving for keeping clothes organised and within easy reach.
11. In regards to a study desk make sure that your child is seated comfortably and correctly, especially if in front of a screen. For older children it’s important to have enough room to spread out their books and personalise their desk space – add a pin board if you can.
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