5 Tips for Setting Up your Child's Bedroom
Setting up a child’s bedroom can be fun, but it can also feel overwhelming. You want to create a space that your child will love and enjoy using now and in the future. It can be tricky to find that balance. To make your life easier, we’re going to share five tips for setting up your child’s bedroom furniture.
1. Create a Space Your Child Can Grow Into
When setting up your child’s bedroom, think about the future. Are you creating a space that they can grow into? Choose every piece of bedroom furniture with the future in mind.
Experts advise against making a child’s room too childish, as kids quickly grow out of them. Instead, create a timeless design and arrangement that your child will love and appreciate for years to come.
To help your child get excited about their new space, make them part of the process. Make sure there’s at least one thing they’ve chosen, whether it’s the color of the bed or a mural on the wall.
2. Plan the Space with Storage in Mind
Between the toys, stuffed animals, books and clothes, it’s easy for clutter to get out of hand in a child’s room. When setting up your child’s room, plan for storage. Multifunctional children's furniture can give you that extra storage without taking up more space.
You can find:
- Beds with drawers and pull-out storage options
- Storage cubbies with seats
- Nesting tables and chairs with shelves and cubbies
Creative storage solutions will help keep your child’s room tidy and open.
3. Make the Most of Every Inch of Space
Find practical ways to make use of every inch of space in the room. For oddly-shaped spaces, pull-out wardrobes, built-in bookshelves and other similar features can make the space more functional without adding clutter.
Remember that children need space to play, use their imaginations and get creative. Practical furniture and creative use of walls and corners can help meet your child’s storage needs while leaving the rest of the space open for play.
4. Keep Storage Cubbies in Your Child’s Reach
We’ve talked about the importance of storage, but it’s also important to make sure that cubbies and other storage furniture is within your child’s reach. Books kept high up on a shelf on the wall will never get used without the help of an adult.
Making your child’s most-used items easily accessible will encourage independence and allow your child to fully enjoy their space.
5. Use a Simple Layout
Choosing a layout for your child’s furniture can be tricky. Plan the room around how they will use the space. Simple layouts are often the best option.
It’s important to make sure that your child has easy access to:
- Their bed
- Toys and other necessary items
- Desks/tables and chairs
- Drawers and closets
Avoid cluttering the space with unnecessary furniture, toys and décor. The goal is to make the room feel as open and airy as possible.
Setting up a child’s room doesn’t have to be complicated. Use these tips to arrange a space that your child enjoys spending time in.