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  • Smart Solutions for Making Your Kid's Room More Functional
  • Tracy Freese
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Smart Solutions for Making Your Kid's Room More Functional

You will change a number of homes and rooms over the course of your life, but the room where you spent your childhood will always hold a special place in your heart. No matter how old they are, all children need a room of their own and parents should do everything they can to ensure it. But, just any space will not do, and you should make your kids’ room as functional as possible. Here are some tips how to achieve that.

Where and How to Sleep

All people need enough sleep – and only by sleeping sufficiently can you remain strong and healthy – but this is especially true for children. When you have a newborn, establishing good sleeping habits is essential for a proper development. This is why a bed should be vital when arranging a children’s room and the best way to position it is on a safe distance from the door and the windows as that is usually the warmest part of the room.

If you have more than one child and they share a room, bunk beds are an elegant solution that saves a lot of space. These beds will not only make your children bond even more, but also provide them enough free room for playing. Of course, once they grown up a bit, bunk beds can be separated and transformed into single beds.

Lights Galore

All rooms in a house require as much natural light as you can provide, but it seems that this is the truest for children’s rooms. Instead of relying on artificial light sources, you should make certain that their rooms are illuminated and get enough sunlight. In order to achieve this, a number of parents install roof windows once they realize that traditional wall windows are not enough. In addition to that, these can sometimes be unsafe, especially for small children.

Roof windows, on the other hand, are not accessible by kids and are a much safer solution. If you decide to install them, you should learn some about the obvious benefits of double glazed windows, as possible the best idea out there. These consist of two glass panels with an additional layer of air between them and, owing to that, they reduce noise, regulate temperature, save you energy and money, and are easy to install, which is all important for the comfort and health of your children.

Space, Space, Space

Thinking that children do not have a lot of possessions is plain wrong – just imagine all those items of clothing, toys, books, etc. That is why you must pay close attention to closets, drawers and cabinets and make sure that all those things can fit in them. Having one big closet is the way to go, but it has to be accessible and functional.

While some people fill the closets with shelves, drawers and hanging bars that their kids can reach, others get more creative and opt for a different solution such as drawers underneath the beds, for example. This way, kids can easy access them and always keep their personal storage space organized.

Reading, Writing, Studying

School is a big part of a child’s life and they should have a proper desk that can accommodate all their school-related things, as well as a computer and a reading lamp. Ergonomics is very important when it comes to children because using an improper chair and a desk that is too high or low will have serious effects on their backs, necks and spines and create long-term consequences.

A child’s room stays in their memories for the rest of their lives. This is where they grow up, develop, read and learn, discover the world and themselves as well. They will always remember it, for good or bad, so try to give them the nicest conditions possible.

 

  • Tracy Freese
  • aestheticminimalist designminimalist home and gardenminimalist lifestyleminimalist livingrepurposesimpleunclutter