Designing your child’s bedroom can be so difficult to do as their tastes often change so quickly, and they grow, and just keep on growing! As such, you are trying to create a room that they will enjoy now, but ideally, also one that will last them for a few years. It is a challenge.
If you are about to embark upon a bedroom redesign, because your family is about to grow or you just know that it is time to redecorate an existing room, then we have got you covered today. Here we share with you our 4 tips for designing your child’s bedroom.
Go for a neutral background
Growing children tend to change their tastes, quite regularly. So even though your daughter might be all about pink at the moment, in a year or two she might hate it and want blue everywhere. To save yourself from having to decorate every single time that these changes blow through, go for a neutral background, perhaps whites, creams or grays on the wall, and then let the accessories add the color.
The accessories can then be tailored to any current tastes. Bedding and soft furnishings can feature favorite characters, colors or themes, and these can be refreshed over time as your child’s interests change.
Be clever with storage and space
Now that you have your neutral background in place, start thinking about the space that you have available to you and look into how to make the most of it.
There are so many clever options now for storage. You might go for a cabin or bunk bed with desks and storage underneath. Or perhaps pull out drawers from a low sleeper bed. You can get pull out desks and bookshelves, furniture that can be slotted away when your child wants to play on their floor with their toys.
Go for the biggest size possible
Wherever possible, you want to be creating a room for your child to grow into. You don’t want to have to re-do everything in a year’s time, and children do grow quickly.
Think about the bed that will suit them, both now and in the future. If the room accommodates it, do get a bed for them to grow into, just check to ensure you are going for the right mattress dimensions. Some beds can extend over time, so they might be a good option if your child would rather have something small and cozy, to begin with.
Wardrobes, cupboards, and drawers can be bought for toddlers and small children, but how long are these going to last? Where possible, go for full-size furniture that you can continue to use for many years.
Think about how easy it will be to keep this room clean and tidy. Until they are older, it is likely to fall to you to do this, so make it easy for yourself.
Darker surfaces will show up the dust, mirrored surfaces will show fingerprints. You will also want to opt for sturdy furniture that doesn’t dent easily. To ensure that the furniture is secured to the wall where possible for your child’s safety.
You will also want to go for wipe clean and hard-wearing floors, perhaps laminate flooring or carpets that you can bleach.