I am grateful for today’s guest post, in association with the Great Little Trading Company. We just swapped around every single room round in the upstairs of our house, seven hours of moving furniture… This means we all have new rooms, and we are making better use of the space, but the kids’ rooms especially, are utter chaos.
When you are buying children’s furniture for a youngster’s room, there are some essentials that you might forget about. Beds and wardrobes are boring things that adults worry about, but there are four other elements to make it a truly magical room.
Amongst all the mess of children’s rooms are piles and piles of toys. These get everywhere around your house and are never where they should be. Using a selection of brightly coloured toy boxes, such as the ones found on GLTC, will give them a home where they belong. Letting your child take care of putting them there is a completely different matter.
After you have taken care of the necessities, you’ll be looking at a comfortable place for your child to sit. The easy option would be a traditional wooden seat but this is not the only option. Choosing to incorporate some bean bags in the room, will give a really comfortable option both today and in year’s time when they are twice as big.
Invariably your children will play in their room, it is part of the reason for giving them their own space. Utilising soft-play furniture in the design will not only encourage this but will ensure it is safe as well. The soft play elements are perfect for adventurous kids and those who like to climb.
Even though they now have their own room, nothing is more exciting than having your own den. If you have the space, you could raise the bed up and install a tent underneath. Otherwise, you can make a den in the corner of the room, using bed sheets or a specially purchased tent. The den takes on a completely different nature to a bed and is the go-to place in any child’s room.
Don’t forget to make it bright and make it fun.