Design Ideas for Kid’s Bedrooms
Every parent has heard it, ‘I’m a big kid now’. Never-mind the fact that she’s six years old and only recentlystarted sleeping in their first single bed and wearing big-girl pants. But she might have a point, maybe it is timeto get rid of the crib and update the stork-accented wallpaper in her bedroom. But children’s bedrooms can befun, and parents’ can have a great time making them age-appropriate for their child. Here are a few ideas.
- 1. Beds — A place of Sleep and Adventure
Bedtime can be a stressful prospect for children, and consequently for parents, but creating a fun sleepingenvironment might make getting your child to bed easier. Bunk beds and lofts are popular options for children — most little boys love climbing a ladder to go to bed, though many girls will find that just as thrilling — whilebeds that utilize storage space, with drawers or shelving or a desk below, are space-saving tricks also popularwith children. Or go artistic, with beds shaped like boats, racecars, tents and castles.
- 2. Design — Dressing Walls with Murals and Maps
Single beds can be transformed with an artist’s touch. Employ an artist to paint a mural on your child’s wall,and work on designs beforehand with your child. A tree painted on a bedroom wall can transform a room, ascan any number of other designs. Maps are a classy touch to any child’s bedroom and can work well as part of alarger ‘adventure’ theme that might include globes, constellations of stars and travel posters.
- 3. Storage — Create a Nook or Open up Floor Space
There are storage strategies for any size room. For a small bedroom, create floor space for your child’s gamesand toys by putting shelving units or drawers underneath the bed; for a larger room, consider dividing it into aplay area and sleeping area with furniture or dressers. For more decorating ideas, including images of boys’ andgirls’ bedrooms, visit this resource from Channel 4 (http://www.channel4.com/4homes/rooms/bedroom/kids-bedrooms)