Child's play: Creating a bedroom for children is not all about money
Sunday, October 01, 2017
Creating a bedroom for the most precious tenants before they fledge and finally fly is an evolving project. Get it right and you will allow space for the individuality of the child and it’s not all about money.
Wall murals, stencilling and stickers, blackboard walls, or pink tulle netting — the room’s primary purpose is as a relaxing haven for daily fun, plenty of daydreaming and sound, regular, sleep.
Cute child-sized furnishings from outlets like IKEA and Argos come at a high price as a few years race by. Look instead for sleep, storage, and study ranges that grow as they do. Clearing the floor is an adult obsession and a kid’s dreaded nag and 45cm is a good depth for a lower shelf, made sturdy enough to take a loaded small crate of instep-bruising toys.
Utilise cubbies and shelves with symbols or one-word descriptions for fun, lightening clean-ups when asked.
As they stretch out, reposition the shelving up the wall or reorientate it to suit other furnishings. All high chests, shelves, and drawer units should be securely fastened to the wall to prevent topples if toddlers decide to scale new heights, pulling heavy furniture down on themselves in the process.