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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:

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on May 29, 2012

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Stefan
Stefan is the owner of Homedit.com – he started the site back in November 2008, from his passion for interior design and decorations and since then the site went from being a simple blog to one of the most popular home design websites on the web right now.

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