A child’s bedroom should be one of comfort, fun, and learning. It’s actually surprising just how much a bedroom can affect lifestyle. However, kids grow up fast, and what they like one minute is different from the next. So how do you know what to incorporate to make the best for the space for different stages of childhood?
Check out these must-have features that strike a balance between practicality and function, all while keeping the space fun and playful.
Keep the design simple
A child’s bedroom is typically going to get messy, so taking a less is more approach is a great place to start. First, create a simple canvas that can be adapted as your child grows. A simple aesthetic also gives you an opportunity to incorporate other elements such as play spaces and rest areas with ease.
Make the most of the space
Whatever size room you’re working with, think about utilizing the space well. It’s a great idea to create zones within the room. However, the bed can take up the most area, so consider the design. A loft bed is a perfect addition to a child’s room. It provides a leveled bed with plenty of room underneath for a comfy play space with extras such as a big bean bag chair or desk area. Remember, having somewhere to sit is just as important as somewhere to sleep. It could be the perfect spot to do homework or snuggle up with a book. Maximizing the space by being clever with height can enable you to create different sections of their room that provide different purposes.
Incorporate splashes of color
Kid’s love colorful spaces, but if you don’t want to pick one for the walls, incorporate hints of colorful accents to make it work. Choose bright accessories and wall art, or install colored shelving and furniture. By keeping the overall theme neutral, there are many different ways to include colorful elements and change them up when needed.
Create a snug area
If you have space, make an area where your little ones can rest and read. This small, snug area is the perfect retreat in addition to the bed and helps them relax. It encourages downtime, and you can make it super cozy, plus there’s even room for you too. There are different ways to create this small and comfy area, so look on Pinterest for inspiration.
Kids love to play in their room but to ensure they stay busy and inspired, make some space for creativity. Create a small work area where they can draw, color and paint. The workstation doesn’t have to be large but don’t forget to incorporate protection for nearby walls should paint or crayons come into contact with it. Consider a desk with a backsplash panel to place against the wall, or DIY a vinyl sheet to make it unique.
Alongside color, texture is important. It creates intrigue for kids and also offers a warming and welcoming space for rest. It’s easy to incorporate, and adding cushions, throws, and rugs are just some of the ways to do this. You can also add contrasting prints such as geometric lines in one space or dots and stars in another. Using a rich and textural layer in this room creates a visually stimulating space to promote rest and play.