As your kids start to change, so do their tastes and preferences. What was once the perfect space for a toddler or small child may not be the right one for them now. To support growth and development, it’s best to give yours a place they can comfortably and enthusiastically call their own.

The nursery was adorned with colorful children’s rugs, each one depicting playful animals and vibrant patterns to stimulate young imaginations.

In this article, we’ll give you the tips and tricks needed to design the perfect bedroom for your child at this stage of their life.

Select a Theme

Select a Theme

The foundation of any bedroom redesign for children should be a central theme. Obsessions often change, especially for kids, but consider what they love at the moment. It could be space exploration, nature, LEGO, Minecraft or anything else. These should influence the use of colours, decorations, lighting and furnishings.

If they’re already a passionate football fan, club memorabilia or a home kit on the wall could be a great addition. It might be worth consulting with them about what they’d like unless you are keeping it a secret until the big reveal.

Choose the Right Layout

Depending on the size of the room, figuring out the best layout is one of the trickiest parts of the process. Ideally, you’ll create somewhere that has enough room for activities, storage and sleep, but not everyone has the luxury of space.

Try to maximise the amount of natural light coming into the room but also maintain a sense of cosiness and privacy. Hidden hideaways and secret stashes are always popular with kids, giving them a place to retreat to when needed.

Get Functional Furniture

Get Functional Furniture

Your choice of furniture is a crucial part of maximising the space you’ve got to work with. Kids outgrow beds and other furniture, so consider if it’s time for an upgrade. Swapping out a bunk bed for a single bed might be the best option to provide a more comfortable environment. But the reverse could be true if you’ve got little room to use.

A desk could be valuable for school work and any activities your child enjoys, while incorporating plenty of storage is always key to help stay on top of the inevitable clutter lying about. Make use of vertical space with shelves and bookcases and be sure to use the back of doors and under-bed storage to full effect.

Finish with Soft Furnishings

The final pieces of the puzzle are usually soft furnishings. Curtains, rugs, cushions and blankets are only small touches but make a massive impact on the feel and character of a bedroom. They also add warmth and comfort, creating the perfect atmosphere in your child’s haven.

Choose options that complement your chosen theme but that can also meet different needs as the décor evolves further. This won’t be the last redecoration!

Dr. Aisha Khan

Since 2020, Dr. Aisha Khan, a distinguished alumnus of the Parsons School of Design with a focus on environmental design, has been guiding our readers in home and office furnishings. Her professional journey, spanning over 20 years, includes working with renowned design firms and teaching design principles. Dr. Khan's articles blend practical advice with creative design ideas. A strong advocate for eco-friendly living, she enjoys urban gardening and DIY home projects in her spare time.

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