Children’s interior spaces and the look of the whole room should reflect their personal preferences and need for comfort, fun and organization. One of the most important aspects to consider is flexibility.
For example, if you are creating a nursery for your newborn, it’s wise to plan the whole room by having the crib and getting it ready to transform into a toddler bed which may call for a reorganization of the room. It’s also the same when your toddler grows into a school-aged child and is ready for a desk to do homeworks, projects and studying.
Regardless of the stage of your child is in or even the type of room that you are working on, here are some tips to keep in mind:
When you do your budgets, it is important to keep an eye on future needs while you also map out what you can afford. Making a list is very useful as it will help you achieve what you need in your kid’s room and it will also save you money because you can decide on DIY projects which cost cheaper or just your effort. Always save and allocate funds for unexpected mishaps or additional fixes you might need in the future.
Plan on buying primer, paint, brushes, rollers, roller covers, trays ,etc to protect your walls and furniture. Kid’s love to draw to anything they get their hands into so be sure to also make use of your extra wall as their writing spot. Consider also putting high spots or cabinets where you can place your things that you won’t want your kids to reach into.
The right lighting is key to creating a comfortable and soothing environment especially in a child’s room. Be sure to consult with a professional if you are planning to install your wirings as it can be tricky and dangerous to manage. You can install a dimmer switch to help your kids ease the transition from day to night. When choosing a light bulb for a child’s room, opt for “soft white” rather than harsh fluorescent or spiral bulbs. Consider your light choices from the child’s perspective.
Maximize natural light and fresh air. There are several options available beyond curtains such as blinds, light filtering shades and shutters. Consider also putting a cordless blind to prevent the child from getting tangled in the cords.
Kids collect a lot of stuff – from toys and art supplies to books, games clothes and everything else. It’s important to plan out an organization system. A bed with a storage underneath is a great space saver and can be used to store linens, blankets and even the kid’s toys.