Let’s face it, you, as parents, deserve the master bedroom, and it is only right that you give your child the smallest bedroom (uh, I mean, is that a little selfish or just standard?)
Anyway, it is important that you utilise the floor space in your child’s bedroom to give them plenty of room to play, so, here are 5 ways on how you can do just that:
- Buy the Right Bed
There are different bed types that work well in a child’s bedroom, and it is important that you buy the right bed frame for both comfort and practicality.
If you have two children, then the best option would be to invest in a bunk bed, rather than two separate singles. This would ensure that there is more floor space for your children to play on. Ensure that you buy the correct single mattresses for the bunk beds, as not all of them will be the right type in terms of weight and thickness.
However, if your child is slightly older, and spends their days colouring or doing their homework, then perhaps consider a cabin bed with an attached desk. This will save you trying to find room for a desk bought separately and should be cost-effective.
- Add Shelves
Children will benefit from having plenty of shelves in the room, and this also will not affect the amount of floor space they have to play on.
Shelves are the perfect alternative to a chunky wardrobe, and these can be put up in order to display books and toys.
- Use Mirrors
Placing mirrors around the room will make the room seem instantly bigger. Using a focal point and angling your mirrors towards that will make the room look deeper.
Plus, mirrors reflect the light which will brighten up the room, which is another tactic used to make a room feel bigger.
- Clothes Racks
Wardrobes take up loads of valuable playing-space on the floor; your child would likely benefit more from clothing racks around the room.
Clothing racks are great in the corners of the bedroom and can be used to hang up t-shirts and trousers. Realistically, how many pieces of child’s clothes actually stay out of the wash long enough to stay hanging up anyway?
- Fun Storage Boxes
Leaving stuff hanging about can not only make a room untidy but can also decrease the size of the room.
It is important to reiterate the importance of putting stuff away, and a great way to do this is by investing in some fun, playful storage boxes, like this JCB Storage Box from Happy Beds.
Hopefully this should encourage your children to start putting their toys away!