It’s the pleasure of every parent to be able to get creative and put together a room for their children. Their bedroom has to be a place of calm, serenity and relaxation to promote sleep and – for some children – a haven to study or be creative. If you want to make the perfect bedroom for your children, there’s a lot of elements to consider before you get started. There are different bedroom types for different ages, and you should ensure that you do the best you can, depending on the age of your child.
It’s time to get your thinking cap on and embrace that creative streak of yours when it comes to bedroom planning, but let’s go through some of the elements that you could use in this haven for your child.
Your older kids who are at school need to be able to do their schoolwork somewhere that doesn’t include the rest of the household, so creating a study zone is in their best interest. Building in a desk in a well-lit area is a good start, but make sure that you have a ton of storage ready, with the technology that they need to be successful in their studies. You should also ensure that you choose supportive seating and a footrest for added comfort.
A Cosy Den
Children of all ages can benefit from a place to relax, and it doesn’t have to be on their bed. Giant floor pillows and blankets piled in the corner under a canopy or tent is a good place to start. You can then string battery-powered fairy lights underneath and make it a comfortable little den in which to relax, read and even listen to music. Make sure you go for the softest fabrics and chunky knits here, as you want them to have the perfect space in which to relax.
Low Maintenance Options
Your child – no matter what their age – is going to have moments of clumsiness. Drinks spill easily, paint pots fall down and the last thing you want is for it to land on your carpets. Solid wood flooring offers a great solution for this, with it being easy to clean and look fantastic in their bedroom. It makes sense to add some fluffy rugs if you want to maintain that softness and added insulation to their bedroom.
Children and sleep go hand in hand – most of the time. If there is one thing that any child’s bedroom needs, it’s blackout curtains. Blackout curtains are a necessity, especially with younger children, as they block out the light and promote the right sleeping environment. You don’t have to buy black, either. You can buy blackout curtains in any colour and style that matches the room. They have a panel attached to the back of them, which makes them thicker and thus able to block out all the light that comes in through the window.
Your child will likely want to have an input on the colours that you paint their room, especially if they’re older. However, for toddlers who don’t have much of a say, try to stay away from the traditional pink and blue. Pastel colours can make even the smallest room look airy and light. If you go for pale options in greens and yellows, you can invoke a feeling of calm and relaxation. Natural light and artificial light can bounce off of the walls better, allowing the room to look much bigger, too.
Storage Is A Must!
Toys, clothes, books, DVDs – children come with a lot of stuff. Even the baby of the house will have more clothes and Muslin cloths than you ever thought you’d need to buy. Storage can be done cleverly, with storage inside a bed (think divan beds with drawers) or even very clever closet storage ideas that hide everything away. You can free up a lot of floor space with the right storage, just plan it properly and you’ll be ready to go.
Duvets, Pillows and Blankets, Oh My!
Lastly, you need layers. On the bed, the cosy den and even the floor, layers are a must. Think giant pillows and blankets, rugs on the floor and even fabric mini tapestries on the walls. Your child’s bedroom needs to reflect their personality, but it also needs to be warm and cosy. The more you layer, the cosier it is. The perfect throw is out there; all you need to do is find it quickly!
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