Functional And Fabulous: Designing A Children’s Bedroom That Delivers

Functional And Fabulous: Designing A Children's Bedroom That Delivers

If you have growing children or it’s been a while since you last updated your children’s bedrooms, you may be thinking about embarking on a mini makeover. As a parent, you always want what’s best for your children, but it’s not easy to come up with a design that delivers on every level. You want your child’s room to look perfect, but it also has to be practical. If you’re planning to roll up your sleeves and lay down the dust sheets, here are some tips to help you produce a fabulous, functional new bedroom.

beach themed bedroom

Storage solutions

As a parent, you probably moan about untidiness on a regular basis. Do you often come to tuck your children in or call them for dinner to find the floor covered in puzzle pieces or clothes strewn over the backs of chairs? I feel like my children coined the phrase “floordrobe”! One of the best ways to keep a child’s bedroom tidy is to invest in storage. If you’ve got a place for everything, it can take minutes rather than hours to restore order. Boxes, crates and tubs are effective, affordable options, but there are alternatives you could consider if you’re looking for something more aesthetically pleasing. Have a look at modular beds and corner units by companies like Kids Avenue furniture and make use of the wall space you have available. You can buy or even make your own themed shelving units, which serve a purpose and look great.

children's untidy floor

Defining areas

A child’s bedroom is rarely just a space in which to sleep. Younger children tend to use their bedrooms to play and read while older kids often work in their rooms. If you want to create a more versatile space, it’s beneficial to define separate areas. You can do this by using screens and pieces of furniture to section off areas or by simply changing the colour or using different patterns to make distinctive spaces. Invest in furniture that enables your child to use the room for different purposes, for example, a desk and chair for teenagers. If you’re short on space, consider options like beds which have a desk area underneath.

Interior design input

One of the best things about the human race is that everyone is different. You may have ideas about what will look great in your child’s bedroom, but it’s their room, so bear their suggestions and their personality and style in mind too. Discuss ideas together, look through some magazines and take a look at interior blogs. Cut out images and photographs and take screenshots and this will enable you to create a mood board, which you can use to design a room your child will love.

girl laying on floor

If your child has outgrown their room or you’ve agreed to an interior overhaul, it’s important to focus on practicality, as well as aesthetics. You want your child to love their room, but you also want them to be able to use it. Hopefully, this guide has given you some ideas that will help you create a space that is both functional and fabulous.

This is a collaborated post.  Thanks for reading.

Lu Lovely

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