4. And get some multi-functional furniture pieces, too
While we’re focused on multi-functional pieces to make the best of our available legroom, look out for furniture that can double up as something else, too. Think of tried-and-tested designs like a chest of drawers that can also be used as a changing table (this is obviously for when your child is really young), toy chests that become seating options, seating ottomans with built-in compartments for toys and books etc.
5. Work with neglected spaces
Growing up puts more responsibilities on children, like getting more and more homework. That means finding space to squeeze in a functional desk that can be used for actual work instead of just helping out with storage.
So, what can you do? Look for neglected spaces that can be transformed into fully functional zones, like alcoves or bay windows. Then install a small desk or even just a half shelf for a ready little working space.
No alcove or bay window at your disposal? We recommend a wall-mounted drop-down desk with a few wall shelves for a mini workstation that still doesn’t take up too much legroom.
6. Use wall stickers to cut costs
Not that we have anything against wallpaper or paint, but wall stickers are the quicker, inexpensive way to style up walls – and re-style them again and again and again. Rather stock up on a few of these to add to your child’s neutral-painted bedroom to enhance the theme / design.
7. Layer the lighting
Various activities will be enjoyed in your child’s bedroom including playing, sleeping, doing homework, socialising with friends, etc. Thus, it just makes sense to ensure the space’s lighting design is up to scratch for various activities.
For the study area, make sure there’s some kind of focused light (like a desk lamp) to avoid straining your child’s eyes while doing homework or reading. Layer up on lighting by incorporating some soft lights around the room (i.e. string lights, wall sconces) for more relaxed activities. And if possible, always have a bedside light to up the room’s illumination levels and provide your child with a quick and convenient way to light up the space if necessary.
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