Last year has been full of surprises and not all of them welcome. On the positive side we have enjoyed being at home and spending more time with our children. One of the outcomes of this being having to re-purpose many of our rooms including our kids’ bedrooms.
Now more than ever your child’s bedroom needs to be their sanctuary, their playground, inspire creativity and be a place for learning, with home-schooling being the order of the day. Sound good then let me explain a bit more about the things I consider when designing a ‘happy place’ for your little prince or princess.
At Elizabeth Styles when designing their space, we will:
- Nurture their interests and capture their imagination.
- Avoid fashionable themes that will date quickly, so we will create a unique bedroom design that will grow with your child ensuring it’s a great investment for years to come.
- Consider their personality, how can we bring this into any design? Involve them and ask for their ideas.
- Include a desk area for doing school work and add an inspirational space for photos, art, toys and mementos are a must.
- Include a cosy chill-out area for time out – all work and no play is no fun at all!
- Enable them and you to snuggle and ‘cwtch’ up, so include soft blankets and tactile textured cushions.
- Go big on storage, as most kids are maximalist. Built in is best and make full use of floor to ceiling height.
- Avoid too much furniture and clutter in the room. Plenty of floor space is crucial for play time.
- Choose a fabulous wallpaper or mural that will spark imagination and stand the test of time. Etsy (featured right) has some fabulous ones and guess what they are educational too.
- Add curtains that are a great quality plain fabric or discreet pattern so you don’t have to change them when you want a different look.