Although most parents enjoy a big time and invest all their creativity and dedication into designing baby’s room, the truth is that this design will last only a few months. As a baby grows into a toddler, the design and functionality of the room will impose essential changes. Furthermore, the pre-school years and especially teenage period will face you with new challenges and adaptations you’ll have to conducts. These life phases take a turn within a decade, and you probably don’t want to or can’t afford to renovate kid’s room few times during this period completely. Here are some useful advice on how to make a flexible design that will work along with your child growing and provide functionality and design adequate for each life phase.
Think few years ahead when designing basics
Bed and closet are probably two most important items in the kid’s room until the desk joins the club. Think clever, creative and few years ahead when choosing the bed model. Keep in mind that your child will grow quickly during next few years and the optimal style of the bed will change. Always purchase the bed at least 15-20 cm longer that the current height of your kid and try to pick the model that is adaptable to different design styles. Similar goes for the closet that should provide enough room for more and more stuff. There are many multifunctional and flexible furniture models at the market nowadays, including flexible bed designed to switch from traditional model to a single king model, even to the bed with the extra space for sleep-overs. Expandable closets designed in such manner that you can add additional storage space later are the best choice.
Careful with colors and “theme” design
One of the most frequent mistakes parents with a small kid make is centering room design and decoration around the current interest of their child. Your toddler might be obsessed with a certain story or cartoon or any other theme, and he may even insist on transforming half the room according to this theme. However, keep in mind that the passion will fade out in few months and the new obsession will pop up. Thus, when choosing decoration elements for kid’s room, always use neutral foundation and leave enough space for experiments in various life phases. It’s far more functional and practical to paint the room with joyful colors and match them with furniture but to leave them one wall or panels to express their current interest over there.
Pre-plan storage places
One thing you’re always going to lack is the storage room. First, it’s going to be tons of toys; then the books kick in, piles of clothes they slowly avoid to wear and the teen period brings in the whole new collection of assets and new items in the room. You’ll be able to throw away some of these things, but mostly stuff will just pile up. Thus, when designing your child’s room, always pre-plan a lot of storage room, even the places where you can add additional storage space over the years.