Tips for Designing the Perfect Kid Bedroom
What does the “perfect kid bedroom” really look like? If some of us were to answer this question at age six, it would have been bright colours and a themed bedding. If same question was asked at age twelve, we would have swapped all of the cartoons for quotes and pictures of friends and plastered these to every open surface.
At age eighteen, we honestly couldn’t care less about our home bedroom. What goes into creating the ideal space for your children?
Here are some tips for designing the perfect kid’s bedroom, from the colour of the walls to the decor.
Get Their Input
Make sure your kid(s) are included in the process if you’re creating a space that’s comfortable, welcoming, and exciting for them. I’m not suggesting having your child make all of the decisions in his or her room, but I think there is a certain ownership that occurs when the kids get to help make the decisions, and even make the purchases. Depending on your child’s age, they can share preferences about desks, themes, or even colours.
Incorporate Their Favourites (in a flexible way)
Kids have a preferred character from a movie, TV show, song, etc. This character may change every year (or month, or week…), but it will still be something they feel passionately about. A simple and flexible way to incorporate your child’s favourite character(s), is to get removable wall decals that can be peeled off when your child has outgrown that phase.
Ensure the Space Is Conducive to Rest
Often, parents forget that bedrooms are intended to be a place where children can rest. Even the simplest of things can have a major impact. It’s best to purchase a floor-to-ceiling curtain or a blackout curtain to block out all the light. Having fun curtains allows your children to express themselves. They will sleep better especially for younger children, and can still enjoy their favourite colours and patterns.
Create Different Areas for Different Activities
Children can be better prepared for school and more focused if they have their own homework station or workstation. For younger kids, it encourages a sense of routine and focus around naptime or bedtime because, toys aren’t in the sleeping area.