Remodelling Your Child's Room? Read This First
Designing different rooms in the house is an enjoyable prospect. The joy and challenges are doubled when you redesign the children’s bedroom. Its needs are different from adults’ bedrooms, but with a bit of planning, you can create a beautiful room for your kids.
This is how you can go about it:
#1 Note The Direction Of Light And The Window Placement.
The way the light enters the children’s bedroom is significant. It depends entirely on the direction the window faces. North-facing windows are best; they offer a soft natural light that is best for the temperament. Meanwhile, light from other directions can be harsh and intense at certain points of the day. The light direction will determine the placement of room furniture such as the beds and study tables. You might also consider buying blackout curtains if the light is too intense.
#2 Get A Separate Single Bed For Each Child.
A child loves a sleeping space that is their own. Children love crawling into cave-like spaces to play and read under the covers. Even if your children are very close and love to be together, they will appreciate having separate beds of their own. You might consider installing bunk beds to save on floor space, or two singles placed near each other and separated by a side table. Once the beds are installed, you can buy bed sheets and comforters online based on colours and designs each child likes. Apart from bed comforters, we recommend getting mattress protectors to keep the mattress safe from damage by food spills.
#3 Colour The Room As Per Their Likes.
Children respond to colours and textures of their choice. They thrive in an environment that is decorated as per their preference and whimsy. So when decorating the children’s bedroom, do ask your children to be a part of the colour scheme decision. However, do not choose wall colours in warm hues – these trap heat and have a negative impact on mood. Instead, choose a softer palette and give your children the freedom to put up posters, or draw on the walls with paint to personalise the space. You can even buy wall art or paper the walls as per their choice. Also account for their taste when picking bed sheets and comforters online.
#4 Use The Walls For Fixed Furniture.
Children are easily distracted; this is not helpful when there is homework to complete and tests to prepare for! We recommend placing their study tables facing away from the bedroom door, but near the window to maximise the use of natural light. The study tables must also be distinct from play areas or the beds. Line up the study tables along the walls, with shelves under the table for putting away books and school bags.
#5 Increase Usable Floor Space.
The children’s bedroom is where your kids will spend almost all their time sleeping, eating, studying and playing. The room must have as much usable floor area as possible for children to play in. They will not respond well to bulky furniture that clutters up the room. Ideally, the furniture in the room should be limited to beds, cupboard for clothes and shoes, and study tables. We recommend adding a plush carpet to the floor to minimise injuries during play.
Other touches you can impart to the room include installing a flat screen TV for weekend movie binges with you, adding pendant lights over the beds and study lamps for the tables, foldable metal chairs for the study tables, and extra storage along the ceiling. Good luck!