For young children, a bedroom is effectively the center of the home. Kids feel comfortable at home in ways they probably can’t even fully understand or express, and the bedroom represents the core of the comfort. It’s a place that’s uniquely their own, and a place they can, to some extent at least, treat the way they want to (provided that doesn’t mean making a mess!). For these reasons, a lot of parents love the idea of turning young children’s bedrooms into special, customized environments reflecting interests and encouraging comfort.
Sometimes though, this is easier said than done. Or at least, it can be a little bit difficult to come up with really great ideas, even if you have a strong desire to make your child’s bedroom special. In most cases, all that’s required is a little brainstorming. You know your kids, and you can figure out what’ll make the room special. But we have some suggestions that may just spark an idea or two.
Build A Secret Space
This may sound like a somewhat bizarre idea to start with, but it’s actually a fairly common one among particularly artistic or industrious parents. Indeed, looking through a fascinating and beautiful list of kids’ room ideas, one thing stands out quite clearly: most of the best ones involve some sort of secret or unusual space. One family built a room within a wardrobe to simulate the wonder of Narnia for a child; another put together an indoor teepee; others still basically designed clubhouses and/or fake treehouses in bedrooms. The clubhouse idea will work fairly well for pretty much any child. But if you can tap into a specific interest and do some creative carpentry (or maybe hire a builder to help out), you can really turn your child’s bedroom into a dream come true. Never forget (and if you have kids I’m sure you don’t), young minds have incredibly active imaginations. Kids will have fun with a “fort” made of sheets and chairs – just imagine how much they’ll enjoy actual physical structures building secret spaces into their rooms.
Design Your Own Wallpaper
There are several services today that will basically print out wallpaper, if you have a digital photo or drawing of what you’d like. That means your options are just about limitless! With kids, you might want to think about finding images of characters they like, perhaps from storybooks or popular fiction. For instance, superheroes are very popular even with young children these days – and you don’t have to use an actor’s image to design this kind of wallpaper! You can find all kinds of animations, from comic books to video games, for inspiration. You can build a design around just about anything your child happens to enjoy, with a little creativity and initiative.
Make The Bed Unique
If the home is the most comfortable place for a child, and the bedroom represents the center of that comfort, the bed is the center of the center. It’s the place that your child can call his or her own, even at a very young age, and as such it ought to be unique and special. Fortunately, there are all kinds of ways to go with this idea. The simplest route is to customize a bed from scratch, which can now be done with relative ease online. But if you want to get a little more involved with this process, you can also build a unique frame for the bed, or potentially buy one, to fit with a greater theme for the room. Common options include boats, racecars, miniature castles, etc., all of which can be fashioned into playful bed frames that almost look like giant toy sets. Of course, your child will grow out of something like this, but even a few years can make it worth it.
Dozens and dozens of other ideas can help to make a bedroom special for a child as well. It can be as simple as a cluster of stuffed animals or as involved as new lighting fixtures. But these are some of the bigger and bolder ideas that might just get your imagination going.