Are you looking for ways to save space in a child’s bedroom?
Perhaps the rooms in your home are fairly small, or you simply want to maximise the space your child has to play. Either way, space-saving tips and tricks can improve the function and look of your child’s bedroom, and create the impression that the room is larger than it actually is.
Space-saving tips for your child’s bedroom
Here are four easy ways to take control of space in children’s bedrooms.
One of the simplest ways to give a child’s bedroom a sense of space is to have a good tidy up.
As well as making the room feel bigger, reducing the amount of ‘stuff’ left out will also minimise the likelihood of accidents occurring. If you’ve ever stood on a lego piece or tripped over a pile of clothes, you’ll know what we’re talking about here!
A tidy bedroom will also make it easier to have friends over, or to host a sleepover. That extra floor space can be put to good use for play or a spare bed.
Add a bed with storage
Your child’s bedroom will most likely need a number of different items of furniture. Bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, bookcase, desk… the list can quickly fill up the space available.
Rather than choosing single-function pieces of furniture, you should aim for items that can serve more than one purpose. The bed is a great candidate for this approach.
There are lots of beds with built-in storage systems to choose from. In addition to storage, some provide wardrobe functions as well as cubbies or drawers, whereas others might also have space to keep books and toys. Click here to find out more about the different types of beds for children.
Choosing a bed with storage allows you to free up floor space in your child’s bedroom. This is particularly true of beds that are raised, with storage solutions in the space underneath. A storage bed can also potentially save you money when compared to buying each of the pieces separately.
Over time, there will be possessions in your child’s bedroom that are no longer used, either through outgrowing, damage, or simple lack of interest. These unused items will then be taking up precious space with no real purpose. Regularly decluttering your child’s bedroom, as well as other areas within your home, is a great way to deal with this problem.
Items that are still in good condition could either be donated to charity, or sold. Anything that is worn, broken, or missing parts may be better off recycled or disposed of.
Once you’ve decluttered, aim to keep the space you’ve made clear, rather than allowing it to fill up again!
Encourage kids to look after their bedroom
Once your child’s bedroom is tidy and clutter-free, it’s time to encourage them to develop good habits when it comes to looking after their bedroom. Teach them to have a quick tidy-up at the end of each day, and explain why this approach is so much easier than letting the mess build up.
Something as simple as getting your child to make their bed in the morning can help to encourage good tidying habits, as well as give them a sense of accomplishment at the beginning of their day. Creating a routine for your child, and incorporating tidying, can help them to feel organised, which in turn can promote positive feelings and reduce stress. This approach also helps kids to realise that a tidy bedroom is a much nicer place to spend time in than a disorganised mess!
While you may not be able to have as much space in your child’s room as you’d like, these tips will help you get the most out of the space you do have. Getting into good habits, choosing furniture wisely, and resisting the temptation to hoard items with no purpose, will all help to make their bedroom a practical, relaxing and fun place to be.
What’s your top tip for saving space in a child’s bedroom?