Make some room to grow

Sim­ple stor­age so­lu­tions and ways you can add piz­zazz to chil­dren’s ar­eas

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MOST par­ents will be fa­mil­iar with the mess and chaos that can fol­low chil­dren around. There­fore, a child’s bed­room needs to be prac­ti­cal, first and fore­most. How­ever, that doesn’t mean it can’t also look good.

Here are some things to keep in mind.

◗ AGE: For young chil­dren, you might want to con­sider bunk beds. Kids of­ten think they’re great fun, but they also save a lot of space. It’s the per­fect so­lu­tion for a small or shared room.

As they get older, most kids will want to restyle their rooms to suit their new iden­tity. The tween years – the years be­tween small child and teenager – are the per­fect time to add some ma­tu­rity to your child’s space with some more so­phis­ti­cated styling. The older they get, the more time your child will tend to spend in his or her room. There­fore, you might want to con­sider pro­vid­ing a desk or work space.

◗ SPACE: As men­tioned above, bunk beds are a great so­lu­tion for a small or shared room. Even if it’s just one child, the bot­tom bunk can be trans­formed into a sofa. Sim­i­larly, con­sider beds with in-built stor­age or a trun­dle. This can be a great so­lu­tion for when friends stay over – or sim­ply just to store your child’s things.

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◗ Bunk beds in chil­dren’s rooms are a great so­lu­tion for small spa­ces; be­low cen­tre, jazz up a child’s room with bed linen and cush­ions and, bot­tom right, con­sider a desk for older chil­dren.

◗ STYLE: Your child will prob­a­bly want their bed­room to re­flect their iden­tity. Bed linen is a great way to per­son­alise a space ac­cord­ing to your child’s taste and pref­er­ences.

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