How To Balance Out Function And Fun In A Kid’s Room Décor

A kid’s room is often synonym for a fun and joyful space but behind that cheerful facade there’s a whole range of functional and practical aspects that need to be planned out. So how do you achieve the perfect balance? Well, you can try one of these ideas:

In a toddler’s room, you can put a car-shaped bed.

Older kids and teenagers could use a nice desk in their room with lots of storage bins and compartments so they can organize all their supplies.

Double-duty furniture.

The best way to combine function and fun is with double-purpose furniture. For example, a sofa bed can be a very nice focal point for a kid’s room. All their friends can gather there to chat and have fun and, at night, the sofa turns into a bed which is perfect for sleepovers or if you simply want to save space.

Lighting and bedding.

You also need to take care of the little details. Lighting, for example, is very important. A chandelier can be an interesting option but, for toddlers and babies you might want to choose something less dramatic and more playful.

As for the bedding, it should reflect your kid’s preferences, whether it’s a cartoon-inspired design or something colorful but not linked to any specific theme.

Storage is a must.

The biggest challenge is including lots of storage in the room without making it seem too much. Open shelves are nice for organizing toys. You can also get a bookcase with cubbies and boxes or baskets with labels. And be clever and include storage in places like the area under the bed or in the corners.

Personalize the room.

Don’t forget to add personal touches like framed photos, drawings, a themed rug, artwork and anything that characterizes the kids. Monograms and posters are also a nice option.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on May 29th, 2012


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