Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tips to Turn Your Kids Room from a Nightmare to a Sanctuary

We all know that kids can be messy. It's inevitable that there will be messes in your life that need to be cleaned up. However, there comes a time when you must stop picking up after them. They need to learn about responsibility and just plain manners. The following article lists some great ways to turn your child's room from a nightmare into a sanctuary. It's all about functionality. It's one thing for something to look good but if it doesn't serve a purpose it just takes up room in everyday life.

Blank canvas

Before you get started it's a good idea to clear out the room. This will give you a better idea of what you are working with. You will need to consider just how spacious the room is, for smaller rooms go for lighter colours. Light colours reflect light and light makes spaces appear larger. If you decide to use a darker tone you'll need good lighting. Don't be afraid to try something different, decorating your child's room is a great opportunity to get adventurous. Try a feature wall with wallpaper or a block colour.

Furniture

Gone are the days of the humble single bed. Beds are all about maximising their storage capacity. This doesn't mean that they are lacking in style. Depending on the amount of space you have, go for a bed with drawers underneath or a bunk bed. Bunks beds are no longer just beds on top of one another. If you are working with a tiny room you should look into retailers like Bunkers. They have lifted beds with desks underneath and heaps of other great designs. There are great and unique furniture designs out there, you just need to start searching.

Final touches

This is where you really should get your child involved. What are their favourite characters, colours, quotes, movies, celebrities and what inspires them? This is meant to be their space after all. You'll be able to insure that they don't go overboard. You want their space to be inspirational but to still be easy to organise. You want them to be able to keep their own room tidy.

In the end all you need to do sit down with your child and discuss together what should be included. It's their sanctuary so they should have a voice about the issue. The room should include somewhere for them to sleep, relax and study. Finally, set a budget and stick to it. You can a lot of great things with a small budget, work with what you have. Not everything has to be brand new.

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