Whether you’re all moving into a brand new house as a family, you’re welcoming a new addition or indeed if it’s time to redecorate on the back of your child outgrowing their bedroom, there are so many moving parts which need to be brought together in order to do up kiddies’ bedrooms. You have to consider how their own individual taste could be projected onto their surroundings in addition to how that personal taste would fit in with the overall styling of the rest of the house.
It really doesn’t have to be the nightmare it’s often made out to be though. With the right approach, every new kiddies room re-decoration project can make for nothing more than a joyful process of progressively adapting the children’s living environment in line with their evolving needs. Kids do indeed grow up very quickly and their storage needs in particular could come into focus as they accumulate what you might be surprised to find is more stuff than what you have in your own bedroom. From old toys and clothes which they aren’t quite ready to say goodbye to as yet, to all the new gizmos, clothes, gadgets, shoes, etc. they’ll naturally be collecting as they grow, one would naturally want to ensure there’s enough storage space from the get-go.
The best type of storage for kid’s rooms
Free-standing storage units can be very tempting as a solution for kid’s rooms storage, but not only is this perhaps the least effective use of any limited space available, it’s also somewhat of a health and safety hazard. Bits of food, dead insects and maybe even rodents or any other potential disease-carriers could make their ways deep into the dark corners which are often resultant from the smallest of spaces left between removable storage units and walls, so it would perhaps be much better to go with a professional fitted bedroom storage solution.
These always make for a much better use of the space available as they’re usually designed specifically for the room in which they’ll be fitted. For one it’s of great convenience to kids to be able to tidy up the room by simply throwing some of their stuff into a cabinet that is designed to house all sorts of items without too much hassle, in addition to a good portion of the storage space being allocated to the housing of some of their other stuff, like neatly-folded and ironed clothes, etc.
So although those furniture pieces and storage units expressly designed for kid’s rooms are done so with comfort, safety and ease of use in mind, this doesn’t mean they can’t be stylish. They can in fact be as stylish as furniture and storage solutions come, adding value to your home should the time to sell ever come. The key is to go with some versatile styling however — styling which can evolve with the times and remain relevant without any major structural changes required.
Much of this is taken care of by simply choosing the right basic colour schemes and going with more contemporary styling in the build-profile of the pieces.