Sunday, 29 November 2015

How to Make the Most out of a Small Bedroom for a Child

A major problem with most homes is that child bedrooms are often quite small. Even if you're lucky to have a home with big rooms, no room will ever be as big as your child's imagination to run riot fully. Here are a few tips to make sure your child's bedroom is big enough for them to play as well as sleep.

Fitting a bed into a small room can be frustrating but also obviously that's what turns a room into a bedroom. The bed is essential for the night time but will often just get in the way of the child's play during the day. That's why it's best to get a bed that serves more than just one purpose. For example, you could get a trundle bed that doubles as a comfy chair that they can read books on during the day. The Serene Eleanor day bed fro Bedstar can be turned from an extremely comfy chair into a bed within minutes. It even has the option of creating a second bed that raises to the same height if your children share a room or ever want a sleepover. It's built with a sprung slatted base for extra comfort and out of a beautiful hardwood so will look stylish in any room.

Once you've sorted the bed, it's time to look at how else you can maximise the space in your child's bedroom. when it comes to furniture, only put in what your child really needs. Your child's clothes are probably much smaller than yours, so they won't need as much space to store them. Buy a tall, narrow wardrobe to save on floor space. If you struggle to fit all your child's clothes in it, you could install a second rail below where the other clothes sit to use up that wasted space at the bottom of the wardrobe.

Other than a bed and a wardrobe, children don't really need any other furniture in their room. If they enjoy having a drink at the side of their bed at night, swap their bedside table for a small floating shelf at the side of the bed. then you'll have more freedom on what can store underneath. If they want a chair or table to play board games or do art and craft, choose ones that will fold away when they're not using them.
Now you've created a lot of room, you'll need to make sure you have enough storage so their toys don't end up cluttering the floor. Buy boxes that will easily stack on top of each other to give them more floor space. You could even colour code them or label them to help them know where their toys need putting away. Install some shelves within their reach where they can store their books and smaller toys. Also make use of wasted space like on your door by buying a hanging organiser  with lots of different pockets.

Once you've done all of this, your child will have lots more room to play games in. The only problem will be reminding them to put their toys away at the end of the day so it stays tidy.

Disclosure: Written by Emily West
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