HOW TO DESIGN A CHILDREN’S SPACE FOR YOUR KIDS
Kids love to play and of course, they deserve their own little spot where they can have fun without necessarily having to interfere with you trying to keep the house in order, or having to bother you with them throwing their toys all over the house.
But setting up their rooms can seem like an herculean task when it comes to decorating especially if you have never done that before. Parents want their children to have a bright, and attractive place to play, explore and maybe even do their assignment, but they’ve often been stuck with the smaller rooms in the house due to the limitation of space that exists within the house. But with the understanding of a few basic skills and a tiny dash of inspiration, it can be easy and inexpensive to turn these spaces into absolutely fun, attractive, and organised spaces.
Whether you are looking for girls’ bedroom ideas or boys’ bedroom ideas, whichever of the gender you are planning for, it is important to start with the necessities: bed and storage. When you take it from here, there would be room afterwards to to indulge in stunning decoration and that crucial bit of wowing aesthetic effort. Although the possibility of your child growing out of a design should be considered, there’s nothing to stop you from making sure they have their own lovely space for both rest and creativity.
These are some really helpful tips that will guide you in this process.
- Create more floor space with a high rise bed
Floor space is precious in a kids room, it’s the building zone for lego, trains, fairy kingdoms, and hours of fun. In a small room keep the footprint of the bed small by using a high rise bed. In this room the space under the bed has been turned into a lounging den for reading. As your child grows up this space can be adjusted to house extra storage for clothes or a desk.
- Leave space for a built in desk
In a small room built in storage can be a life saver in making sure the room feels spacious for your child, but still fits all their belongings in. When fitting a built in wardrobe alone one wall, leave a small cut out for a slim laptop desk. A board like the one in this room can be added above the desk to attach pencil pots, lamps and even a house plant to. This will help leave the desk clear so there is plenty of space for them to do their homework.
- Keep the colour scheme balanced
Small rooms can become easily overwhelmed by clutter and busy colour, leaving them feeling cramped. For this reason, it pays to keep a compact space white but this doesn’t mean colour and pattern can’t be used to add fun and character. Window treatments and bedding are the perfect vehicles for colourful scenes and patterns, and will bring the bed and blinds or curtains into sharp relief in a white room. Add scatter cushions and rugs to increase the impact. Alternatively, knock colour back to a few key accessories, such as table lamps or wall art for a more controlled scheme. Bear in mind that objects and toys targeted at children are often brightly coloured or patterned, so that once the room is a little more lived-in it may appear more balanced than when first painted.
- Buy the right bed
Often the focal point of the room, the bed is a crucial consideration. Traditional bunk-beds are the perfect space-saver if you have a small room shared permanently by two children. It is also worth considering buying children’s rather than adult-size furniture, as one way of increasing floor space. This Bed, for example, can be bought in narrower and shorter sizes. However, you will need to weigh this up against the added expense of having to buy again once your child outgrows everything.
Whichever path you choose, make the bed feel specifically incorporated into the design, rather than a functional necessity.
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