7 Things to Keep in Mind When Furnishing a Kids Bedroom
Having a child is a blessing.
Everybody sends in their congratulations messages accompanied with beautiful baby gifts, but, unless you have a well-furnished kids room, it will be a hectic process.
In this article, I give you a guide on things you must remember and the best way to furnish a kid’s bedroom.
The bedroom is not a bedroom without a bed.
Many parents tend to be very creative when purchasing children’s beds just because there are so many ideas and designs for kids.
When choosing a bed for your child purchase a shorter bed or floor bed because it is safer to climb in and out of bed.
The second most important part of our kids’ bedroom is the bedding.
These are the blankets, pillows, bedsheets, and the stuffed animals.
Your kids’ bedding should be soft, comfortable and made of good quality fabric.
A child under the age of five has very sensitive skin and with the wrong type of fabric you may end up causing your child serious skin irritation.
Before shopping for children’s bedding, have a specialist approve, do your online research on the best fabric or purchase what are reliable beddings store.
If you have no idea where to begin your search, I recommend you read reviews about bedding stores in the UK.
One store that may interest you is reviews about Bed Kings UK.
3. Reading table
A must-have for a kid’s bedroom is a reading table and a chair.
Pick the best reading setup based on your child’s liking and your ideal decor style.
The size of the reading table and chair will depend on you and your child’s age.
I would not advise anybody to invest in expensive children’s desk setups because they outgrow them very fast unless you have other young children on the way, an expensive investment would make sense.
The study setup should also be correctly placed in a location that is comfortable for you to try and best suits your home design layout.
4. Toys storage
When you’re finishing your kids’ bedroom, always remember to have extra space to store their toys.
Statistics conducted in the UK shows that by the time he gets to 13 years old they have an average of 493 toys.
You and I know very well that kids do not let go of their toys.
Making space and creating extra space for your kid’s toy storage should be considered.
Some ideas on where you can find extra toy storage in your house are;
- Floor-to-ceiling shelves
- Under the bed storage
- Under the staircase storage
- Bench storage
- Storage headboards
- Ceiling shelves
The kids’ bedroom should always have their wardrobe.
Without a place to store extra clothing your child’s bedroom is likely to always be cluttered and disorganized.
You can get as creative as you want with how you want the layout to be the location and the reachability.
Preferably construct your wardrobe to be as large as possible because they will soon outgrow a smaller wardrobe.
This will make things easier for when they grow up and have more clothes.
A few ideas on how your kid’s wardrobe should look like;
- Strong enough hanging rods
- Enough space for shoe shelves
- Smooth opening and closing door shutters
- Pull out trays and baskets
- Enough drawers for miscellaneous products
6. Wall and decorations
We all have attachments to our childhood bedrooms because of the amazing decorations that made them ours.
When you’re finishing your kid’s bedroom, always try to have it personalized to your kid’s liking.
Wall decorations ideas from what your child enjoys watching on the TV like their favourite cartoons or anime.
When painting, choose a colour that your child is drawn to and if possible, let them pick.
Some wall decoration ideas that may interest you include;
- World map
- Cartoon painting
- Toy shelves
- Animal heads
- Rock climbing wall
- Polka dots stickers
7. Safety measures
Lastly, kids are vulnerable and that is why you must make sure that their bedrooms are always safe.
The bedroom should be safe from outsiders, from poor construction and furniture placement and from accidents that may be caused by the child.
Some of the safety measures to have in your kid’s bedroom are;
- Using anti-slip floor mats
- Turn off any type of electric connection
- Placing smoke and carbon dioxide detectors
- Place window guards and locks
- Use floor beds or shorter beds
- Only use bunk beds when your kids are older
- If possible, install camera and motion detectors
- Use corner bumpers