As adults, we all know that our bedrooms can offer a space to relax, unwind, and recoup from the stresses of the day. But for our kids, bedrooms are so much more than that. They can be areas of play, study, and learning, as well as sleeping and relaxing. To help your child get the most out of their bedroom space, consider some of these design and decoration ideas that are sure to inspire growth and creativity, day or night.
- Bright Colors. Be bold in your child's choice of wall paint. Or, if you'd prefer not to make lasting changes, add posters or wall decorations to enliven the space. Yellows, greens, and blues work well for kids in a way that most adults can't get away with.
- Organizing Space. To avoid the constant "Clean your room!" reminders, start with a space that has ample organization for everything, from clothes and books to games and art supplies. When everything has a designated storage area, there's no excuse to leave items lying on the floor.
- Nooks and Crannies. Who didn't love building a blanket fort as a kid? Built-in spaces that provide cozy nooks offer fun spaces for kids to "hide out" while they read a book or plot their next adventure.
- Quality Sheets. Let's face it: A kid who uses up a lot of energy throughout the day needs a lot of sleep, too. In addition to a fun play area, you need to make sure the bedroom is also a calming place to wander off to dreamland. A good set of kids fitted sheets, a hypoallergenic waterproof mattress protector, and kids pillowcases can go a long way towards a good night's rest. In fact, 78% of Americans say they get excited to go to bed when they have a fresh-smelling bedspread, so be sure to wash those kids fitted sheets regularly, too.
Every child deserves a space where they can be free to play, explore, and relax in the comfort of their own home (even if they have to share it with a sibling or two). Turn your kids' bedrooms into a haven of creativity with a few simple tweaks and modifications to make sure they get the most out of every day.