Any parent of young kids can tell you that bedtime is in itself a laborious task. This, contrary to what plenty might think or say, isn’t simply your kid making an attempt to be troublesome or vying for dominance in some type of generational battle of wills. It just your child’s deeply implanted survival instinct – a concern of being left alone in a darkened room. And we all went through it if you remember back to your own childhood. Thankfully, there are ways in which to create sending kids to bed a lot easier for you and your child; by taking the time and care to make your child’s room as comfortable as can be. Also it can be a great way to spend some quality time with your child. If you are like me, you may wish that you could work less and spend more time with your children. Get the creative juices flowing and try to come up with a kick-ass personal space just perfect for a child. So what are your options? Where does one start? Here are a number of suggestions to help get you started.
Look at the colours they use in their drawings
It can be troublesome deciding on a colour but once the initial colours are found it’s half the battle. Inspiration is all over if you recognise where to look. From a really early age, we’re all inspired to draw, paint and build things. Have a glance at what your kid uses for inspiration. Do they spiral? Is there an animal, hobby or cartoon they love? What colours do they invariably go for? This could inform your initial ideas once decorating or getting ready their bedroom. If the room’s look shares patterns and designs almost like their own very little ‘works of art’ they’ll love spending time there and bedtimes will be less hassle and more peaceful.
A good rule of thumb once decorating a child’s room is to figure out whether or not they like certain cartoon characters, superheroes or their favourite TV shows, toys or video games. This is often the choice between decorating their area with, say, Octonauts posters, a favourite picture of themselves, family or friends blown up to poster size and split into a cool fine art. The blown up pic plan is extremely cheap and can be applied to any of their favourite sports, animals or places they visit. With popular culture, posters can be low-cost, and it costs very little to match the surrounding colours to the posters and decor. Spiderman red, Thomas the Tank blue, Peppa Pig pink– there’s virtually no interest that can’t be turned into the theme of a child’s area with a little little bit of imagination.
One of the fun things with being a child (that sadly doesn’t happen as much as it should in later life) is themed furniture, particularly beds. Do your kid like cars? If they do, perhaps he or she would really like a race car bed with matching side table. Many of our bunk beds are solid pine with attached step ladders. A stylish bunk with a high level of durability will light up any child’s room. Perhaps they’d like one of the kids bunks and beds like a sleeper with pull-out desk, shelves and play tent, tents are available in blue, pink and other colours. Kids beds should be both practical and fun…and you’ll tell them that it helps stop incoming monsters!
No matter what area you’re getting ready, it should be a solid mixture of fun and practicality. Kids bedroom furniture ought to create the look and feel of being young and playful and project your child’s personality in much the same way adults’ furniture will say something about the person.
Be sure to contact the friendly and professional staff at Hanley’s Furniture where we will be happy to answer any questions you have.