Five Super Useful Tips To Improve Your Child’s Bedroom
As our children grow and develop, they need different things from their bedroom. You might even find them spending more time, in their own room and less with the family, as they get older. But no matter what age your child is, pick up some super helpful tips below, to improve their bedroom space.
First of all think of a colour for your child’s bedroom. You can use paint or wallpaper for this. If they’re old enough you can get them to help choose the colour. Their favourite colour or colours is always a good bet as long as you can stand that on the walls! If they are very young, or you are preparing a nursery for when baby arrives, you can consider a range of colours. Pure white with colourful furniture and accessories is a very fashionable option. Grey lemon yellow and spring green are also very popular at the moment. These colours are best if you do not know the gender of the baby before it is born. However if you know whether you will be having a boy or a girl you can go for the traditional pink or blue. But be careful, very occasionally the scans can be wrong, and this will mean you have to repaint and decorate the whole nursery when baby arrives!
Safety is really important in a child’s bedroom what at whatever age they are. For younger children make sure any small ornaments are kept out of reach on high shelves. Also, it can be a good idea to bolt shelves to the wall to stop them tipping over if your child decides to climb them. Window locks are also a great safety feature, as they stop the windows opening too far, preventing children from falling out of them. If you are concerned about the safety of your children in other rooms of the house, see my article here for some more advice.
Of course, the most important item of furniture in the bedroom is a bed. Younger children may need a cot or crib. While older children often have a single bed. As children get into their teenage years, some parents choose to provide double beds for them. While beds can be an expensive investment for a child’s bedroom, it is possible to upcycle and old bed and add a new mattress. This is a comfortable and cost-effective way of providing a good bed. If choosing the right mattress for your child bedroom is giving you a headache, use a site like Best of Mattress to compare your options.
Furniture is also an important addition to any child’s bedroom. You can get matching suites with wardrobes, dressers, shelves and bedside tables. Or you can go for a more eclectic look and pick and mix pieces of furniture you find at auctions, garage sales, or online recycling sites. Furniture a child’s bedroom needs to be practical. Enough storage space for books and toys is essential. Furniture for older kids may include a desk where they can do their homework and use their computer.