Clever ideas for kids’ rooms
For kids a bedroom is more than just somewhere to sleep. It’s a place to do homework, play games and hang out with friends. With practical interior styling you can build a bedroom that ticks all the boxes for years to come
KAids can be fickle when it comes to bedroom trends but the beauty of building a new home is you get to start with a blank canvas.
well-designed bedroom can easily be changed over time, but for that to happen, it’s important to get the basic elements right. The key is to carefully plan your design and to be inventive. Bedrooms that support different activities through the use of multifunctional spaces have the capability to grow and change along with your children right through their teenage years.
There are plenty of ways to minimise chaos and clutter in kids’ bedrooms. Generation Homes’ national internal storage supplier, Designer Homeware, has a great range of customised storage products to suit every budget.
One of the ways you can easily maximise space in a wardrobe is by using a ventilated shelving system. The adjustable rails are perfect for hanging up smaller items of clothing and can be reassembled as children grow. But if you already know what you’re looking for, consider upgrading to a classic built-in wardrobe. Both options are durable, hardwearing and built to last. Using multi-level shelving on the walls is a cost-effective way to create extra storage space for boxes of toys, games and books.
Walls and doors should be the foundation for your creativity when decorating kids’ bedrooms, and it’s amazing what you can achieve with a splash of imagination. Use bold colours, inspirational phrases and artwork to create a stimulating environment that oozes personality.
Although not standard in current Generation Homes plans, double wardrobe sliding doors can be chosen when building a new property. They’re a great choice because they’re ultra quiet and you can screen-print a beautiful pattern or your child’s favourite superhero, fairytale character or sporting team on the surface. If you love the wall art concept, take it up a notch with blackboard or magnetic writeon paint and turn the walls into a giant blank canvas – you’ll see your child’s creativity come to life before your eyes.
Having a dedicated space for youngsters to learn, draw and read will help take the hassle out of doing homework after school. Start with something as simple as a freestanding desk or upgrade to a wall-mounted option with built-in drawers and a comfortable chair to save space.
You can create different zones by attaching a swinging chair to the ceiling or building a cosy couch underneath the window so they have a cool spot to read a book with ample light and fresh air. In kids’ bedrooms, artificial lighting is an important consideration, along with the location of any switches and power points.
Think about where you want to position key elements such as the bed, desk, couch or bean bag during your home’s design phase so you can create a practical and user-friendly space.