Tips to Maximize the Space in Your Kids’ Room
If you have a toddler or 12, there never seems to be enough space in your home. This is especially true in kid’s rooms, where every square is at a premium and there is often more than one kid sharing the space. If you think you need to find beautiful shutters and soothing types of furniture for your kid’s room, making the most of their space is no easy task. But here we’ve gathered the best tips from layout experts to help you maximize space in your kid’s room.
Create a Floor Plan With Different Zones
Zones are important because they help specify a space, which can be very helpful when a route has to ‘do double duty. This approach works well in miniature areas, as it will help define a space and make sure there is a home for a variety of activities. Dividing a floor plan can make it easier for the kids to share a small space. To divide the space, you can put in sliding doors that work as an outlet but can be opened to let in light and air/ventilation.
Since sliding doors are pricey, the best alternative is functional free standing bookshelves. Just make sure they are secured so they don’t fall over.
Take Advantage of Vertical Space
When floor space is at a premium, it is recommended that parents should maximize wall space in their children’s rooms. For example, you can use thin book ledges on the wall and hang stuffed animals from the ceiling on a chain with clips, and instead of a table lamp, use wall sconces. Filling the vertical space makes all the difference when it comes to fitting everything you need into a small space. People often forget that that high wall space can be used for storage. Therefore, even space above can be used wisely by installing a shelf and getting pretty baskets since no one will ever look up there.
Even small spaces can get cluttered and that is why it’s important whenever possible to create sensible storage solutions so that everything stays organized and accessible. Instead of buying new storage items, you can reuse common household items to maximize organization in tight spaces. Use a kitchen drawer divider to organize jewelry, pens, or school supplies or a toolbox drawer to organize everything from office supplies to crayons and markers.
Use Functional Furniture
When choosing furniture for a small area, it’s important to choose pieces that can be used two or three times. You can dress it up as a couch during the day with extra pillows for a cozy reading nook, and you’ll be able to use it as a traditional mattress to sleep on. An added benefit of daybeds is that many have storage space, so you can remove a dresser and put clothes in drawers under the mattress.
When floor space is really at maximum, bunk beds are always a smart choice and there are now even versions where there is a crib on the bottom and a bed on top.
Choose Neutral Colors
In general, light colors reflect natural light and open up a more compact region. So be sure to use simpler, neutral colors for paint, bedding, and wallpaper. Use accent walls and accessories to define the space and allow your kids to express their personalities in their respective “zones,” but without overwhelming the entire room with contrasting color schemes.