Creating a child’s bedroom that is fun and functional is your aim, but where do you start? Getting the layout just right and even thinking of a theme they will love and enjoy for years to come can leave you feeling overwhelmed. Starting from scratch may be the best thing you can do, as this allows you to add elements that work for your kids. If you are in need of inspiration or guidance, keep reading.
Measuring the Space and Utilizing It
Before reaching for the paint and wallpaper, it is time to measure the space and see how you can best utilize it. If you do not have accurate dimensions to work with or even a floor plan, you can find the layout of the room never flows or works correctly.
Measure all walls, and even measure the height of the bedroom. This way, you can see how much floor space (and wall space) you have to utilize and if there is anyway to build in certain aspects of the room like the closet. When you are measuring out a space, always remember to take into account any doors or any openings which cannot be moved. These may later impact where you position the furniture.
Sort Out Extra Storage Space
All bedrooms need extra storage space, so consider this when planning out the space. Where can additional space for toys and books be positioned? Having designated spaces for these items will ensure that the room never feels cluttered or messy.
You may want to utilize a combination of storage options. This may mean using store-purchased storage units, or it may mean having units and items built to fit in the space that you have.
Provide Enough Closet Space
Having enough closet space in your child’s bedroom is essential. This collection is likely to grow over the years, so you need to make sure you have enough space for everything now and in the future.
When you are thinking about closet space, always think about the clothes you will be hanging up, but also think about those that can be stored in draw units or cubby holes. Children’s clothes are small, so you can often get at least a couple of rails into each closet.
To make the grand reveal of their bedroom and new closest even more special, why not consider new clothes for them? Place these in the closet and drawer units; when they look around, they can be excited at every stage of their room.
This is a great idea for parents who are redoing a bedroom for their toddlers. Transitioning from a baby’s room to one fit for a toddler could mean getting toddler pajamas boy inspired, which they can then wear on their first night in their new room!
Having a Theme
All bedrooms work and flow better if they are centered around a theme. If you start creating a bedroom without having a theme in place, you could end up with a space that is just thrown together. When deciding on a theme, try and incorporate your child’s personality into the room as much as possible.
For example, if they are crazy about a particular character or theme, such as dinosaurs or unicorns, then incorporate this into a mural on a wall. If your child is old enough to talk about their likes and dislikes, then try and take this on board where you can. Incorporate their ideas and use them as inspiration. When you do this, you can create a space they will want to be in.
Space to Grow
Kids grow so quickly, and it is important that you create a fun and functional room that can grow with them. This may mean that you add a bed that can be extended.
Or it could mean having more space for designated areas, such as a reading or learning corner. When you give kids space to grow (and you avoid cluttering the room), you give your child a little bit more freedom. You also allow them to enjoy the space as much as possible, whether this is for playing in (or relaxing in).
Don’t Be Afraid of Color
It is easy to focus on functionality over fun. When this happens, you may find that you shy away from adding color. Being brave and bold with color schemes in your child’s bedroom is important. After all, you want it to be a place that they enjoy being in. You want it to be a space that reflects them and what they are interested in. If you keep everything too plain or monotone, you may find that it looks too clinical.
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