If there’s one space in the home where a bit of magic can be created, it’s a kid’s bedroom.
Keeping practicality and safety in mind, inspire the imagination of a child or teen with clever creative furniture design, storage and room décor that will bring the room to life!
Choosing furniture pieces wisely will save space and money. Durable furniture that is safe, sturdy and comfortable will last many years. Whether you’re looking to create a large play area or to conserve space, there is a furniture piece to suit the purpose. Twin and triple bunk beds (with safety rails) and beds with built-in storage are great space savers and provide much-needed storage for items like bed linen and clothes. Twin bunk beds offer the advantage of separating so that they can be used individually, which is great for when children are older and in separate bedrooms. When family or friends come to visit, space becomes a bit more of a challenge. That’s where twin daybeds and trundle sets with a built-in pull-out mattress solve the space problem, providing additional space to snuggle in at night. Some bunk bed options have a futon on the lower level that converts to a comfy sofa for relaxing on during the day. Loft beds open up floor space below for a play area or storage boxes to be placed. Some loft beds have built-in bookshelves and desk space below and are a smart option for small bedrooms. The built-in stairs of some loft beds offer handy storage space which is cleverly hidden. L-shaped bunk beds with a lower bed placed at a right angle to the one above may take up a bit more floor space but they add style to an interior layout. The compact nature of these bed styles saves you from buying extra furniture pieces.
Keeping books, toys and other items neat and tidy minimizes clutter in kids’ bedrooms. Wall-mounted shelves are ideal for displaying trinkets and treasures. Hanging hooks are great to keep hats, towels and jackets neatly stored. Cupboards offer compact space for clothes, shoes and linen and there are various space friendly modular designs that allow extra pieces to be added on as the need for more storage arises. Utility baskets offer easy child-friendly storage for soft toys and blankets, encouraging little ones to pack and unpack their toys themselves. A floor-to-ceiling storage unit with a sliding ladder is a great space saver that adds a fun element to the tidying up process. Ottomans and toy boxes provide both additional storage space and extra seating. Another useful furniture piece is the pigeon hole unit which adds plenty of extra organised space that is easily accessible for children. For the nursery, a chest of drawers that doubles up as a changing station keeps stored items within easy reach. Better still, an all-in-one compactum unit consisting of a chest of drawers with a changing station on top and attached to the cot keeps all those baby necessities within easy reach of the cot.
Décor, Style and Other Essentials
With the design shape of beds and other practical aspects of a kid’s bedroom considered it’s time to pull it all together and create some magic! Choosing décor, a style and theme is made easy with options such as vibrant or pastel bedding and pillows, trendy vinyl wall stickers, colourful child-friendly paint, and different themed furniture styles. Choices range from a relaxed, traditional, rustic or handcrafted country style, to contemporary, modern, minimalist or the industrial look. The popular four-poster princess style and racing car style beds, or those with built-in slides and stairs that lead to the top of a bunk or loft bed add a sense of mystical adventure and imagination for a younger child. As a guide, keeping a child’s preferences and interests in mind helps when choosing an ideal theme and will usually appeal more to the child. Décor pieces such as large bean bags, floor cushions and even teepee tents filled with comfy themed cushions are perfect to laze on while reading a book and add fun and comfort to the interior design of a room. A small table and chairs offer a designated space for drawing, building puzzles and constructing those awe-inspiring Lego masterpieces. Firm play favourites like a dolls house, mini kitchen play station, and a playmat designed as a race car track are fun easy play options to fit within a room. Paint some chalk paint on a wall surface area within easy reach for children and watch them draw and create their own works of art! In a nursery, an area located close to the cot and baby where mom can sit and feed or sleep is essential. A rocking chair is helpful for some mothers and block-out curtains are another essential to make sleep time easier. Choose a colour palette for the room that doesn’t easily show marks and add a rug that is easily washable to protect carpets from spills and scuffs.
With a little creativity and clever design options, a bedroom space can become a magical playful paradise where relaxing, reading and learning are fun!