There comes a time in every parent’s life when their child just wants to be in their bedroom. That’s all they want to do. Read books, scan magazines, chat to friends, listen to music, pretend to do their homework and just about anything else that allows them to escape the embarrassing overexposure to their parents they’ve endured for so long.
It’s not easy, but there are some things you can do to stay in their good books and be the best parent ever, and one of the best options is to make their bedroom feel twenty-times bigger than it actually is. Your kid’s bedroom needs to work hard, and the smaller the room the truer that statement.
So, to help you get started, we have come up with a few genius ideas (if we do say so ourselves). Enjoy.
You can never have enough storage in your child’s bedroom. This is going to be their playroom from now on so, while you may think you have it covered now, just you wait. The older they get the more things they accumulate, and these extra things will need to go somewhere. So create shelving units anywhere you can, and invest in roller boxes to go under the bed and treasure chests for them to fling things in. The more options the better.
Space-saving furniture has become a huge trend. Don’t be so shocked about that. It’s the year 2017. Our phones can talk to us and our cars can drive themselves so, yeah, furniture having some comfortable sofa beds that can match a normal bed isn’t too surprising. But that isn’t all. Coffee tables that turn into pool tables, desks that fold away into the wall, modular furniture that can transform into anything; these are all available and amazing.
One of the best ways to almost double the floor space in your kid’s place is to add a mezzanine. Of course, your ceilings will dictate exactly what you can then do with this space, but it could be your child’s bed goes up top to create a huge living space, or it could be the beds stay on the floor and a cosy hangout area gets to enjoy life at the top of the ladder. Not only is this a great way to make more space, every kid on planet earth would love this in their room.
We know it isn’t the cheapest option out there, but it is definitely one of the most effective ways of creating that much more space. Not just any space either, but inventive space. You’ll be able to find ways to use even the most awkward layouts to incredible effect. Beds with built in storage, a seat built into the bay window, a secret storage unit in that nook that never gets a look in. Yeah, going bespoke is often the best option out there.
Depending on the age of your kid, it could pay off big time to just go with smaller furniture in their room. A small desk for them to draw on, a little table and chairs for them to host tea parties from, and just about anything else you can think of. Not only will this free up some space but it will make their room feel more like their room. It will be different to everywhere in the house, and that will make it feel special.