Children’s bedrooms aren’t just a place for them to go to sleep and for their clothes to be stored in – they’re so much more than that. A child’s bedroom is usually a place to play favourite games, to read books and in a way it’s also their own private kingdom; where they can let their imaginations run away with them and have fun. For many older kids, their bedroom is also where they’ll do their homework, so it helps if you can provide them with the right combination of furniture to fulfil all these different functions.
It’s not always easy to make a multi-purpose room that looks great too. But with so many great kids’ furniture ranges available today, and great storage solutions too, it needn’t take too much effort to create a great bedroom for your child.
You have to start with the essentials, of course, and it depends on the age of your child how you might want to furnish their room. If you have a baby who is about to go into a toddler bed, you might want to think further ahead and buy a single bed instead, which could last them all the way through their childhood. However, if they’re going to have a younger sister or brother following them, you could always pass on the toddler bed to the next child and then buy a single bed or bunk bed for the older child when they’re ready.
Depending on the size of the room, you may decide that you’d rather get them a mid or high level sleeper rather than a normal bed so that the space underneath it could be used as a desk or a space to play or store their clothes. There are so many different options when it comes to choosing children’s beds today.
There are some fantastic space-saving ideas for kids’ bedrooms now. For example, take a look at the underbed play table and drawers that you’ll find on http://www.gltc.co.uk/single-beds/dept/fcp-category/list. It’s a great solution for a bedroom that is short on floor space, and can also be a great way to give a messy room a quick tidy-up!
Your child may have their own views on how their room should look, and it’s up to you to decide whether they should make those choices or you should do it for them. Sometimes a good compromise is for you to choose the furniture that is neutral and will fit with any colour scheme and then leave the choice of accessories such as the soft furnishings and bed linen to your child. That way, when their tastes change and they want something different, it won’t cost you a small fortune to replace everything! A great example is those storage units with canvas drawers. The drawers come in a range of colours and designs and just changing these can give a bedroom a totally new look.
Taking a bit of time to think about the space available in your child’s room and how to maximise it will result in you giving them a great bedroom – a space they can have fun in and be proud of, too.
You may also want to read ‘Moving Baby into Own Room.’