A child’s bedroom is their sanctuary (but to them it’s their castle!). From the early days of naps in cribs to their transition into a ‘grown up bed’, a child’s room should feel safe, comfortable and fun. For many mums relegating (or promoting!) a child to their room can provide some much needed peace and quiet, but the child has to want to spend time there. Creating a fun, functional space can be challenging but is more than worth it in the long run.
For the ultimate in kid-friendly bedroom design, consider a few elements which are key to making a room fun for kids, functional for moms, and comfortable for everyone.
A nice place to sleep
Bedding may not seem like a top of the list type item for a child’s bedroom but good bedding is a great investment. Many mums might not want to spend very much on children’s bedding which can be understandable: accidents and messes are inevitable and any damage done to pricier bedding can make the expenditure feel like money down the drain. But actually, it’s quite the opposite. Cotton or cotton and polyester blends are incredibly long lasting and durable and can withstand multiple washes without showing any signs of wear and tear. Cotton sheets are also soft and snuggly, so kids and mums can both feel comfortable getting into bed for a night time story or an afternoon snooze (aww, bless!).
Putting it all way
The average child has a massive toy collection. From games to stuffed animals to Barbie dolls or racing cars, there are bits and pieces of all shapes and sizes that can accumulate into a mess at lightning speed.
Organizing a child’s bedroom is a great way to teach a child that there’s a place for everything (yes, everything, so take no excuses from them!) and when they’re old enough, they can start to clean up after themselves. If the room has shelves or drawers (which it will of course), make sure they’re low enough for the kids to reach them or open them easily so they don’t need to call you every time they want to play with something new. Think of the space as a whole and make sure that you’re using it the most functional way possible so that organizing is quick and easy and, hopefully, tantrum free (perhaps we can but dream!).
Sprucing the room up
Children have magical imaginations and can play for hours in the right environment. When you’re decorating a child’s room, take some time to think about what types of images, colors, shapes or themes inspire your young one. Painting murals on the wall or installing bunk beds can mean hours of fun for kids who can incorporate a room’s theme or decor into their play time. Using wall space as well as hanging things from the ceiling can create a dynamic, energizing space that engages your child and transforms their room into a mini home within the home.
Creating a safe, comfortable environment for a child is rewarding for a parent. Children are regularly told that they can’t or shouldn’t do certain things in a largely adult environment, which is why it’s so important to create a space that is specifically for them. Just remember that you’re still the boss!