Your child's bedroom needs to serve multiple purposes. It is a safe place to sleep, a playroom, and a storage room for their belongings. It gives them a specific space for them, so you want it to be as comfortable for them as possible. If you're looking to improve their space, you're not alone. Most homeowners spend between $5,000 and $10,000 improving their homes. Much of that goes into the bedrooms. If you want to make your child's bedroom into a safe space, here are some tips to get you there.
Remodel the Space
You don't necessarily need to work with the space you've got. Instead, you could remodel the room before you decorate it. Almost 35% of remodeling jobs involve the entire house, but you can also focus on one room. Once everything is out of the room, you should consider what kinds of things your child needs that aren't already built-in. You could add a bigger closet, or maybe some built-in bookshelves. Just because the room is a certain way does not mean it has to stay that way. Instead, put some money toward making the playroom fit your child's needs even before you add furniture.
Focus on Their Interests
As you furnish the bedroom, make sure that you keep your child's interests in mind. While a soothingly decorated room might seem ideal to you, they might feel more comfortable with dinosaur wallpaper or an airplane light fixture. Take note of their interests and look into ways you can incorporate them into the bedroom. This will depend largely on your budget, but there are always ways to do so. If you have the money to spend, you can make the entire room themed to fit their interest. Or you can keep it more subtle. Since kids' interests change over time, keep that in mind and focus more on things like bedsheets and toys. But by including their interests in the room, you're allowing them ownership of the space and something to be excited over.
Lighting can play a large role in keeping a bedroom or playroom comfortable and safe. Try to keep the lighting soft and soothing, avoiding harsh glare. You might need to shop around for the right lights, so take your time and visit multiple websites to find what you want. Amazon is a popular destination, and they have the resources to provide the service you need. A company with this many resources can be a great place to start as you look for lighting options that will fit your child's room.
Add Natural Elements
Adding nature to your child's room can add another layer of comfort and calm. This can be done in several ways. You can provide plants for an older child. Or you can incorporate nature themes into the decor, using things like trees and water in pictures and toys. People find nature soothing, so adding natural elements will make your child's room feel more safe and comfortable for them.
If you want to renovate your child's room to be a safe space for them, consider both their interests and factors that naturally make a room more comfortable. Combining these things can give you a result that feels completely personalized and very safe. So, talk to your child, listen to their answers, and follow the tips above. This will get you started toward creating the ideal safe bedroom for them.
Devin is a writer and an avid reader. When she isn't lost in a book or writing, she's busy in the kitchen trying to perfect her slow cooker recipes. You can find her poetry published in The Adirondack Review and Cartridge Lit.
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