Planning the Perfect Kid's Room
Just like a child's mind, a kid's room should be imaginative and creative. An ideal space should reflect their goals and favorite things, while still allowing room for growth. Give your child the gift of the bedroom they've always dreamed of by following the kid's room planning tips below.
- Design with the future in mind. If your child is six years or older, consider purchasing a full size bed rather than the standard twin. By choosing a larger sized bed, you can almost guarantee that the furniture will last your child well into their high school years as they'll have plenty of space to grow into. Similarly, if your goal is to purchase a kid's bedroom set that stands the test of time, steer clear of trendy character furniture. Instead, opt for quality, timeless pieces in white, metal, stain or black finishes. Add personality to the room with smaller furnishings that feature vibrant designs such as chairs, desks, media units and toy storage.
- Personalize the space. While it isn't wise to choose age-specific trendy furniture, the décor is where you and your child can truly personalize the room. Paint the walls in their favorite color or purchase a wall stencil to create a large mural in order to add life to the walls. Children adore monograms that make it clear to their friends that their bedroom is their castle. Invest in monogrammed bedding, beanbag chairs and stencil their name above the bed to create a personalized palace that is fit for a pintsized prince or princess.
- Add fun to function. Every child needs a desk in their bedroom to do homework. Don't let the study area of their room be an afterthought. Make it fun and exciting for your child to sit down and do their schoolwork. Showcase their artwork and best exam scores above the desk, display their favorite art supplies, add fun character-themed wallpaper beneath the glass on their desk to inspire them each time they sit down. If you put the fun in functional, your little one will be begging for more study time.