Since you've turned your study, storage room or walk-in wardrobe into a bedroom for your little nipper, the place has, no doubt, changed a lot and with any spare time that you have, you're probably trying to make that room as continuously habitable for them as possible; to avoid uncleanliness and tantrums.
Here, at Homify, we do try to think of everything, even the little ones, because the happier they are, the happier you are! But as time passes the room will evolve with them, until one day, when the cycle is complete, and the room will again be a study. So, here are seven tips to help you in choosing the right furniture accessories for their room. We hope you enjoy it as much as they will…
For the ones that aren't quite here yet, you can always decorate a nursery based on the gender of the child. However for those that prefer not to know the sex of the baby, you can always opt for a gender neutral design. White is always a winning choice: a neutral and elegant shade that will help to create an atmosphere of peace and serenity. Furniture for babies is simple enough: a crib with bars and a chest for toys to help you clean up quickly and get yourself off to bed!
For cots, there are a good range of options out there for personalisation. Getting cot accessories with fun designs like animals or colourful shapes is a great idea for brightening up the place.
Your daughter dreams of being a princess? Why not dedicate a wall space next to the bed at the most famous princesses of all time? From Ariel to Rapunzel your little girl will feel a bit like them and be able to fly with some imagination to a prince’s castle or meet the 7 dwarfs.
Fact: children have very active imaginations and as vivid as the next. One moment they will be on a pirate ship, sailing the 7 seas, the next they’re a dinosaur trying to nip you. To inspire this endearing and creative behaviour, a play house indoors and out. One for the bedroom can keep them occupied in the evening as well and when they have friends over; meaning more time for you!
To encourage your kids to learn, you've got to do it in a way that keeps them entertained -everyone knows that this is the unfortunate truth. So, why not decorate their rooms in fun stuff that can educate? Like this map, who knows by the time they’re 10 they might even be able to recite every member of the African union to you.
Brighten up normal items of furniture, like a chest of draws, with some fun accessories. All these little additions count!
When they get to the age of going to school, and they start to bring homework back with them, a desk will give them somewhere to do it on and also provide a place for them to take care of themselves; whilst you take care of the other ones!