Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Get Out of My Room: Decoration Ideas for Small Bedrooms

Your child’s bedroom is the first place they get to call their own. It’s where they get to feel like they’re in charge, commanding their siblings to get out, and eventually finding a certain pride in keeping it neat and tidy.

Small bedrooms look chaotic quickly, though, and it’s difficult to get the tidy and comfy look when you have so little space to work with - especially if there are two kids in one room.

Use this quick guide to clear up some space and get the charming look you’ve been looking for. It requires a different approach than when you decorated the rest of your house, so it’s a good idea to have an expert to consult throughout the process - your child, that is.

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Multifunctional furniture

The more furniture you get that doubles-up as storage, the easier it will be to get their toys off the floor and out of sight. Storage solutions come in all shapes and sizes, but there are a few alternatives you can’t go wrong with. Classic bunk-beds for two, kids mid sleeper bed for one to free up some space underneath as well as regular single beds with drawer underneath are examples of this.

A bed is a must in a bedroom and it’s the first furniture you get to work with, so make sure you get a multifunctional type. It really saves a lot of space. If you have some time on your hands and love a good challenge, you can try something more intricate such as a platform bed suspended by ropes. It looks really cool but may take a bit of time to set up.

Think upwards

While going for bunk-beds or platform beds seems to be upward-thinking enough as it is, you should design the rest of the room the same way. Children tend to be left with the smallest rooms in the house even though they’re the ones with the most toys - and even the chief mess-makers of the house, so make sure you utilise the space they have.

Floating shelves are a great way to get some of their nicest stuff off the floor and away from the other toys, or just as an alternative to a standing bookshelf. Try to work with vertically striped wallpaper to make the room appear a bit taller if it looks a bit overwhelming.

Choose horizontal stripes instead if you’d like to widen the room, by the way, and make it work with the existing layout.

To desk or not to desk?

When you have so little space to work with, it may be tempting to forget about the desk altogether. It’s still great for your kid to have somewhere to work on their genius art projects, though, so try to find space for a hinged tabletop that can be raised for homework and lowered again when it’s not in use.

Keep the colour theme simple and work with the fabrics of the carpet and bed sheet to introduce a bit more colours without making it look messy.

Small rooms should be kept neat with mostly white, and it will look a lot cleaner, so to speak, if you stick to a few shades rather than many.  

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