I have been wanting to do this post for some time, as there are some things that I really would love to share with you, my advice and tips on creating the perfect children’s bedroom.
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Whether this is an existing room that you are changing to a children’s bedroom, an office perhaps? Or if it a revamp of an existing bedroom. You need to clear the space, de-clutter it and see what the room has to offer. It may seem silly, but if it is at all possible to view a room completely empty, it can really open up you mind to the feel of the room. Opportunities to enhance the architecture of the space, and give you ideas, of ways to add hidden storage perhaps, all of which is much easier to do if the space is empty. Not everyone has the luxury of being able to do this of course, and if you don’t, try as much as you can to box things up and put them away in another room for a short while or in the centre of the room as a compromise.
Flooring is incredibly important, and there is such a lot of choice out there now. For warmth underfoot, and a cosy feel, go for carpet, if you are looking at something easy to clean then consider laminate or vinyl flooring. If you have the budget, and don’t mind the maintenance, then wood flooring is a great option that combine easy to clean with warmth. Current trends I interpret as meaning that the rules are out of the window. Don’t be afraid of patterns and colour, express yourself, or your child’s favourite colours with the floor covering.
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Whether is looks good, or is hidden away, try to have more storage than you think you will need. Consider it at all levels, under the bed, shelving on the walls, underused awkward corner areas, sometimes it’s what you first thought was impossible that makes it all eventually fit. If you can, employ a handy man who is good at joinery to make you something bespoke in awkward spaces, that can help you achieve something really special. I use things like wicker hampers, even buckets as storage, so think out of the box and use things that you already have, adapt and change them.
Doubling Up :
Especially if you have a very small bedroom space to deal with, choose furniture that doubles up to be used in a different way. Key to this is beds, we have in the past, had much success with day beds doubling up as sofas in teenagers rooms, beds with trundles if you are in need of a spare bed for guests. Even chests of drawers used to store unusual items and the top used as a changing mat in a nursery. One of my favourite posts is from a fellow blogger Penny who made a wardrobe part of the fun and adventure of a room when she painted it to look like a Dr Who tardis :
Don’t be afraid :
Some of the most successful children’s bedroom are not heavily themed so that a child bores or grows out of it easily. They are also ones that embrace colour, but not in a OCD match-y way. I child’s bedroom for me should not inhibit their imagination. Sometimes giving the walls a base of white (washable and tough) paint, and then adding pops of colour in the accessories can look more engaging but cool too!
So those are some of my ideas, do you have any to add?