Parent’s love is boundless. We always want the best for our children and it doesn’t matter, whether they’re already 18 or only 3 years old. Choosing the right storage unit for your child’s bedroom is also an important step. When you buy a baby cot, you want it as soft as feathers and clouds, so your angel would always
Parent’s love is boundless. We always want the best for our children and it doesn’t matter, whether they’re already 18 or only 3 years old. Choosing the right storage unit for your child’s bedroom is also an important step. When you buy a baby cot, you want it as soft as feathers and clouds, so your angel would always enjoy his time on dreamland. When you get her a new mattress since she’s bigger now, you ask for the store’s top seller because that’s what your baby deserves.
Сhildhood consists of memories, especially of positive ones. So, if your daughter had tons of great times playing with her friends on your little flower garden, using the children’s table and chair sets you bought a while back, you know she will carry those sweet memories when she grows older. Take time in choosing, because that’s for the person you love the most. Sometimes we really just need to think it through. We don’t always get the best answer on the first try, so don’t be scared to do another. Children’s bedrooms: how to make them look amazing Even pre-school children have very definite views on colour and what appeals to them in furniture.
Young children are attracted to clear, bright colours and texture.
Cater to their size: furniture and storage that is on their level is less threatening and frustrating to children.
Themed rooms are quickly outgrown and are less stimulating to the imagination. A train bed is fun, but don’t implement the theme throughout all furnishings.
Create cosy nooks and crannies for a sense of security and comfort. Young children can find large open spaces frightening. Use wardrobes and storage units to divide the room into different areas – the painting corner, the reading corner, the dressing-up corner, the play area etc.
The first step is to design a bedroom that leaves room for the child’s imagination. Gibson, for example, notifies: “Why have a bed with four legs, when you can have one with two wheels and two legs the kids can take a journey on?”. “A plain white design acts like a base camp for all kinds of games, as well as being a dreamy place to sleep. And it’s easy to pick up and move around the room by an adult if needs be.”
Boxes stacked on top of each other do not work, because you will never find anything. Instead choose please, heavier duty containers plastered with specific labels for ‘artwork’, ‘toys’, ‘music’, that double up as stools. Fruit crates or plastic boxes with wheels can be trundled from room to room “and make putting things away part of the creative fun.”
Not everything has to be hidden away in drawers or boxes. The more children can show off what they have, the more they will value their possession. The best way-out is to have pockets for everything! Clipboards, hung from hooks on the wall are also a useful display for older children for homework projects, letters or sheet music. Old-fashioned wooden printing trays can keep together all manner of knick-knacks younger children love to carry around with them.
Storage units must be well-made, safe and practical. What children see, touch and smell in their early years is vital.
Don’t be tempted by cheap, mass-produced items with no character.
Choose wood and natural materials over plastic and metal.
Hand-crafted furniture is more expensive than mass produced, but well worth the investment in terms of character, appeal and life-span.
If budget is an issue and you want to recycle adult-size storage units, change the knobs to large, fun children’s handles.
MDF pieces can be painted and customized to reflect the child’s personality and interests. They can then be adapted, as the child grows into a different phase.
Beds with pull-out storage drawers; free-standing wardrobes at child height; free- standing bookshelves in fun shapes and colours; toy boxes that double as bench seats; wooden boxes on castors; fabric and jute storage bags, storage buckets and pop-up tidies; wall tidies with multiple pockets; fun hooks and pegs hung within the child’s reach. Built-in bookshelves in creative shapes: a boat, castle or dollshouse. Built-in wardrobes can store everything, but ensure easy child access to toys and games.
Cautions for parents
When painting furniture, use child safe paint.
Free-standing furniture must be sturdy. If a piece has drawers, these are often used as a ladder and toppling is a risk.
Built-in wardrobes: divide storage into small, manageable compartments. Large, high shelves always suffer from “black hole” syndrome, where things disappear never to be seen again.
Adapting adult furniture: install good drawer runners for ease of movement and to ensure that drawers cannot be pulled out on to a child. Smooth off any sharp edges on the insides of mass produced furniture with sandpaper. We suggest you putting aside adult perceptions of style and coordination while choosing furniture for children’s rooms and play to a child’s need for sensory experience and motional comfort. The toys and furnishings of childhood leave lasting impressions, so make them good ones!