For many parents, the ultimate design for a child’s bedroom should enhance safety. It’s therefore not surprising that safe flooring is a must-have in most homes. The Independent news website stated that most UK parents would decorate their kids’ rooms at least once in two years. While at it, the average parent spends roughly 5000 GBP to redecorate their children’s rooms before they turn ten years. A child-friendly bedroom will ensure that your kids are safe and comfortable in their personal space. Below are a few ideas to try.
Get creative with storage space
When you have kids, there’s no argument about whether or not to have lots of storage space. They’ll need it to store toys and other personal items they (kids) consider essential. However, it’s not just about getting huge furniture pieces to keep everything in their rooms. As the adult or parent responsible for those kids, you must get creative with storage space. The secret to getting it right is opting for multi-functional furniture pieces. For example, you will find Bunk beds at Cuckooland with creative storage space to solve this problem.
If you have to use bunk beds for your child’s bedroom, make sure it has adequate guard rails and your young one is above the age of six. Again, another option to consider is using a dual-function moveable storage cart. Colourful baskets and chests are excellent storage items that suit your child’s room. These will keep the usual clutter associated with kids’ rooms out of sight. However, if you’re using open shelves in your child’s room, let them be out of reach for kids below six years. The last thing you want is to have your toddler reach up to an open shelf and topple everything arranged on it down.
Cover the flooring with child-friendly material
Broadlooms are excellent child-friendly floor coverings for your kids’ bedroom(s). Otherwise known as tufted carpets, they are woven on wide looms and are fitted from wall to wall. Even better, they are designed in various sizes and are easy to vacuum. These floor coverings will protect your kids’ knees and hands, especially when playing on the ground. Moreover, should your child fall while playing in their room, protective floor coverings can prevent the likelihood of serious injuries. Other parents opt for foamy rubber mats for the same level of protection.
Leave room for upgrades
Kids will definitely grow into their bedroom space. This is the primary reason you should always make it a point to leave enough room for subsequent upgrades. Your child’s taste will evolve, and so will their need for space. To do this right, never make your child’s bedroom designs permanent. Remember that the introduction mentioned that the average parent would change their kid’s rooms once every two years.
Indeed, kids should have a good amount of lighting (but not harsh) in their bedrooms. What you must avoid, however, is using pendant light fixtures if you have a low ceiling in the child’s room. If you must at all costs (with a low ceiling), experts say to leave a recommended distance of 2.1 metres between your child’s head and the light fixture.
Last but not least, involve your kids in the decoration process, but your sense of safety should always be the priority. According to a Stanford Children’s Health survey conducted in 2019 – 2020, most injuries among minors occur in the home. You do not want your child to add to the statistic.
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