Seven Big Ideas For Small Kids Bedroom
Parents know the challenge of decorating their child’s room especially if the room is small. Children have an array of toys, games and books, all of which make decorating their room even more difficult. The key is to trick the eye by maximizing the limited space in the bedroom. By implementing a few staging tips for a small room, any child’s room can be both functional and fun.
Create Storage Space:
Creating dual purpose items with storage space is an easy way to add functionality to a child’s room. Adding drawers under their bed offers a place for a child to store their belongings. Add a bench with built-in storage at the foot of their bed. This offers additional room for their toys and gives the child an additional place to sit. If the bedroom has ample closet space, add a desk in the closet. A desk in the closet freed up floor space while providing a place to do homework. If your kids are sharing bedrooms, also consider purchasing a double bunk bed which should create some extra space for storage.
Take Advantage of Wall Space:
Walls offer so many opportunities to add a decorative flair and function to any child’s room. Hang open shelves on the walls to provide a place for stuffed animals and books. Three shelf bookcases are easily turned into a dual seating area and additional storage. Place two of the bookshelves against the wall with the third turned on its side in the middle. The two upright bookshelves are easily used for books or other belongings. The bookshelf turned on its side can be used for seating and shoe storage. Add a few pillows and your child has an instant reading nook. Utilize the open shelf space underneath for shoes or sports equipment. (Image courtesy of topbedroomdecoratingideas.com)
Choose A Bed Wisely:
Bunk beds are an ideal solution for small bedrooms. Some bunk beds come equipped with built-in bookcases and desks. This offers maximum function in a minimal space. A Murphy or trundle bed is another fantastic idea for a child’s small bedroom.
Utilize The Corners:
A corner shelving unit provides the ability to maximize every inch of space in a small bedroom. A corner shelving unit gives a child a place to display toys or other treasured items.
Choose Proper Paint For The Room:
Paint the room in bright vivid colors to add whimsy and charm to the small space. One excellent way of adding the illusion of space is to paint thin vertical lines on the walls in a different color. The lines will make the small bedroom feel taller. Consider painting one wall with chalkboard paint. A child will be able to use the entire wall as a built-in art studio eliminating the need for an easel.
Add The Illusion Of Height:
Adding the illusion of height to a child’s small bedroom will make the room feel bigger. Add long light sheers to the windows at the very top of the wall. This allows light to flood the room while simultaneously adding height to the space.
Written by Kylie Ward
Kylie is a proud mum of four boys and loves DIY home improvement. Living in a small inner city apartment, they pride themselves on coming up with smart space saving solutions for their home.