The interior decor of children’s bedrooms is a growing industry. Many companies are specifically tailored to offer solutions and ideas for kid’s bedrooms. Various companies even offer stylish designer furniture and expensive brand names.
However, as a mother of four, I can safely say, most children are not concerned with fancy brand names! Kids prefer items that are fun and enjoyable, items they can interact with and make use out of.
Parents on the other hand, look for items that are relatively inexpensive and provide durability as well as safety. When decorating and designing a child’s bedroom, the key word to remember is DISCS!
DISCS is an abbreviated version of the five crucial tips:
Unfortunately, as most parents recognize, children have an unfortunate propensity for breaking even the sturdiest of items! With children, accidents are part and parcel of daily life. Their enthusiastic and eager nature will lead to mishaps and furniture items will get damaged. As a result, it is important to ascertain the longevity and robustness of any item before making a purchase. Solid woods such as oak and pine are ideal materials for children’s furniture.
No child likes monotony and tediousness! Whether it’s the games they play, the cartoons they watch or the furniture they pick, children are often colourful and expressive. It is essential, therefore, that the child is consulted when picking the colour themes of the bedroom. As the bedroom is a unique space for the children, it should reflect their preferences and creativity.
Safety is the one thing that keeps parents awake at night. Are our children’s rooms safe? Have all necessary steps been taken to ensure utmost security? When it comes to choosing the furniture, there are steps we can take to make the bedroom that little bit safer. Most shelves and drawers come with sharp edges that have the potential to cause considerable harm to unsuspecting children. In order to remove this very real domestic hazard, you can now purchase furniture with rounded corners. This simple innovation is an important step in the right direction with regards to safer children’s furniture.
As mentioned above, most children are not interested in brand names and designer furniture. Splashing out on needlessly expensive items is tantamount to throwing money away. It is more important to consider things like quality of material and durability. An item that offers considerable longevity can be used repeatedly and passed down to younger children. This is a great way to reduce costs whilst ensuring minimal wastage.
Storage is often a problem for children’s bedrooms. Children often end up sharing rooms so it can be difficult to fit enough storage units into the bedroom. In order to minimise wasted space and ensure adequate storage facilities, one does not need to look any further than mid-sleeper beds! These beds come with an assortment of shelves, desks and drawers and are a great way to increase storage space without taking up too much extra room.
The next time you are designing or re-decorating a child’s bedroom, simply apply the DISCS test to ensure you have covered all possibilities!