As any parent can likely attest to, there just never seems to be enough space in your child’s room. No matter how hard you try and how many times you clean up the space, it seems to get cluttered and disorganized in the blink of an eye. This is especially true if you are working with a smaller space, like many of us have to. Whether your kids share a bedroom or the room is just not super big, sometimes you have to tap into your creative side and find ways to create space in your child’s room. Depending on how old they are, it is important for your kiddos to have enough room to play, do homework, read, and sleep, without feeling overwhelmed and cramped. While we don’t always think of our kids as being picky when it comes to how big the room is, the chances of the space looking like a total disaster - day after day - is much higher if you aren’t well organized.
Today we are going to look at - you guessed it - how to make the most out of the not-so-huge space in your child’s room. Let’s face it, children’s rooms never seem to have enough space for all the stuff they accumulate over the years, let alone room for the things that really matter, like their bed and dresser. While it is far-fetched for any parent to think they will ever be able to walk through their child’s room without having to step over clothes and toys, there are a few things you can do to make the space more functional and easier on the eyes. Without further ado, here are a few tips to help create more space in your child’s room, without breaking the bank:
- Choose the right bed. A bed is obviously a necessity in your child’s room, but picking the right bed for the space can be somewhat of a challenge. If you don’t have a lot of room to work with, it may be a good idea to go with a bunk bed or loft. Both of these options will free up space, allowing you to have more room for toys, a desk, or any other furniture items. If you go with a loft bed, you will have room to put a desk, small sofa, or even shelving underneath, which is great if you are working with a small room.
- Create the illusion of more space. One way to make a room appear larger is to paint the walls light colors. Using soft tones like blues and greens will help make the room look bigger and brighter, which will actually go a long way when it comes to making the space enjoyable for your kiddo.
- Strategically arrange the furniture. This may take a few tries, but it is important to make sure you are arranging the furniture in a way that will allow for the most open floor space as possible. Whether the bed needs to be flush against the wall or you need to keep all clothes in a closet and forgo a dresser, there are various ways to do this.
- Go vertical. When it comes to organizing a child’s room and using the space to the best of your ability, it may be necessary to think vertical. We’ve already discussed the benefits of bunk beds, but you may also want to purchase a vertical unit to store toys, clothes, and any other knickknacks. This will give your child more room to move about and truly enjoy their space, and it may also help you keep it organized.
Whether you are looking for a new dresser to help with organization or a set of bunk beds to open up the space, be sure and browse our selection of kids’ furniture at Mom’s Bunk House today. If you can’t find exactly what you had in mind, just ask! We are happy to answer any questions you may have or help in any way we can. Happy shopping!