If a manâ€™s home is his castle, then a childâ€™s bedroom is surely his kingdom.
Children absorb clues from their environment as to how happy their family is, how secure they are and what the boundaries are for their behaviors.Â Furnishing your childâ€™s room appropriately will help him develop his personality, have a place for all his treasures and be a practical space for you to maintain.
Start with practical items
Beginning from infancy, your childâ€™s room should be safe, clean and comfortable.Â Beyond those requirements, you can feel free to explore the fun aspects of decorating.Â Multi-function furniture is fantastic because it can take your child from his first months of life through the first ten years or so.
Change tables can evolve into desks, toy boxes can become blanket boxes.Â Be clever and youâ€™ll save money and derive great satisfaction from how you can transform the bedroom every couple of years.
Keep your childâ€™s needs in mind
When looking for childrenâ€™s furniture, be mindful of your childâ€™s height because being able to access his clothes, toys and other items encourages independence.Â Provide plenty of storage options from under-bed boxes to bookcases, wall shelves and chests of drawers.Â A desk is very important because itâ€™s where he will learn the art of formal study.Â Even if he only draws with crayons or plays with his toy cars upon it, he will become comfortable with the idea of a formal learning environment when the time comes.
A chair provides another little feature in setting up a childâ€™s room.Â Being able to choose whether to sit on the floor, the bed or a chair gives more choice and also helps with posture.Â Throw in a bean bag for another fun option.
If the room is big enough, itâ€™s a wonderful idea to create individual spaces within it.Â A sitting area, a dressing area, a study nook and the bed for sleeping all give your child a sense of his room being his world.
Create wonderful themes
You can be extra creative and design a bedroom theme to your childâ€™s tastes and interests.Â From fairy castles to space stations, basketball courts to happy gardens, the application of color can transform an ordinary room into a haven for your child.Â Rugs, curtains, bed linen, lighting and furniture all contribute to the overall theme.
Your child deserves a place in the world where he or she can feel completely at home and entirely an individual.Â Just donâ€™t make it so special that you never see them again!