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Read our expert top tips for your open plan living space.
First things first, consider your budget and be strict with yourself so you remain practical in what you need. Keep in mind that this is where your child will spend the majority of their time so try to create a space that is practical but also fun.
Once you agree on a budget for the room, the next thing to consider is how you will use the space. Obviously you’ll be needing a bed to sleep in but what else? Would you like a section of the room to do to use for a fun play area? Perhaps you need a place where they can focus on their school work? Keep a list of these key features you will need when looking for kids bedroom furniture and decor.
Now it’s time to measure your space and begin to understand what you can do with it. Don’t forget to leave plenty of space for not only a child but also an adult to walk through the room and around furniture. You’ll then have the perfect starting point to consider the children’s bedroom design direction.
Finding storage for kids toys can be a nightmare, but now many different types of children’s bedroom furniture comes with storage solutions at the forefront of the design! One of the best ways to solve your storage problem is with kids' bedroom sets, that create storage availability around the bed.
Kids beds with built in storage are not only useful but they look seriously cool, check out Ikea kids bedroom sets, as they are incredible! Your child could have a bed with built in shelves or even a raised bed with a ladder, leaving tons of room underneath to solve all your child’s toy hoarding needs.
However these can take up quite a lot of space, so if you’re dealing with a room with lots of nooks and crannies, or awkward corners, then you may benefit more from storage bins or even a kids desk with storage built-in around it. Not only is this a great organisation solution but it also creates a separate area where your child can focus on school projects or creative activities!
It’s not about how big the space it’s about how you use it! Keep the room simple with neutral colours and allow the space to work for you by creating an almost minimalist feel.
When it comes to utilising space, shelves are your friend! Try and keep as much open floor space as possible as that will make the room feel spacious and also allows space for your little ones to play.
You can trick the eye to make your kids bedroom feel bigger even just with a splash of paint. Use colour zones to create different spaces in your child’s bedroom. Such as, a colourful corner for playtime or a relaxing neutral colour for a reading nook. This is also great if you’re splitting a room between two children as they can both have a hand in agreeing different zones of the room to obtain a sense of individuality and privacy.
Have a read of our blog here for more kids bedroom paint ideas which will add fun and style into your kids bedroom.
Kids' bedrooms don’t need to be an assault on the senses with a million different patterns and colours, but it is important that they have a central theme. Once you have a focus you can include your kids in the decision making process by asking them to select from a smaller colour palette so they are happy with the results too. You can do this with many of the kids room accessories too so that the bedroom represents your little one and stays consistent to what you want. It’s the best of both worlds!
If you’ve been hunting for kids bedroom furniture online you will see so many fantastic ideas that may feel unattainable with a smaller budget. This is not the case, you just need to be clever about the design and that’s where we come in!
Simplicity is key, when you create a theme make sure it is something that will stick with your children as they get older. Stay far away from Frozen or Marvel themed bedrooms as once that phase is over you’ll have to start from scratch again! We suggest creating a timeless space with a more grown up feel that your kids will thank you for in the long run!
If you want to add some childlike wonder into the room then wall stickers and wacky wall art will work for you. They're so affordable, can transform a room and simply peel off when your daughter has had enough of zoo animals, or your son has decided that dinosaurs were so 70 million years ago.
There are tons of fun but inexpensive ideas for creating a stylish and creative children's bedroom without breaking the bank. Checkout our blog here for more affordable decorating ideas for kids bedrooms.