For most kids, their bedroom is really the only place they have to themselves. How to organize a bedroom your kid will love? Every other part of the house (and world, really) belongs to other people, they have no say in how organized the rooms are. At the same time, you probably don’t want to just let your kid decide on everything. They don’t know their options and might choose an impractical design they won’t actually like in the long-run. There are three design areas – furniture, color, and decor – that you can focus on so both you and your kid are happy with their bedroom.
For many families, a child’s room is the smallest bedroom in the house. You want furniture that is space-efficient and encourages your kid to keep their room clean.
Bulky dresses, bookcases, and chairs take up too much space and don’t reflect your kid’s personality in any way. Pieces like bean bag chairs and colorful bins for toys are a fun and convenient way for your kid to let their personality shine. They’re easy to move around for room-cleaning, and customizable. Some other furniture ideas include wicker baskets for laundry, bookshelves mounted on the wall to free up floor space, and furniture with built-in storage.
Color says a lot about a person. Starting at a very young age, kids know the kinds of colors they love and the ones they hate. It’s important that you let your kid have a lot of input about their room colors. At the same time, you probably don’t want them to pick a really punchy color (like red, black, or orange) for their walls. They might not like that color in a year or so, and won’t be happy until you repaint.
Encourage them to choose from a neutral version of a color they like. Also let them express their current color favorites in other ways, like on their bedspread, pillow cases, and furniture.
This is an area where you and your kid can have a lot of fun. In addition to the normal posters and pictures your kid might want, experiment with wall decals. These are large stickers of animals, quotes, or patterns that you can put on the wall for a non-permanent alternative to painting. Cool and quirky lamps shaped like animals, sports balls, and even ice cream cones are another way your kid can show off their personality. If your kid loves the outdoors, a hardy plant like a succulent or cactus is a very unique decoration for their room. These plants are easy to take care of, so they’ll be ok even if your kid forgets they’re there.
Kids often feel like their opinions aren’t valued. Therefore it’s important as a parent to let them know they have a say about their bedroom. Giving them lots of options about how to organize their room and helping along the way is a great bonding experience.