One of the biggest challenges when it comes to our kids’ bedrooms is space! In between the furniture, their clothes, toys, books and everything else, there is barely any room to move. Most of the time, it starts to sprawl into the rest of the house. It can drive you crazy always having to tidy things up, but not really having anywhere suitable to put them.
This challenge forces us parents to be super smart with the space. So let’s team up and share our advice on how this can be done. To kick things off, here are my tips:
- Go bespoke
Every space is different, and if you are working with a particularly small or awkward space (like an attic) standard storage might not work for you. I think the solution to this problem is to go bespoke.
It usually costs more to get things customized. However, the organization and tidiness that bespoke storage can bring to your space, now and for many years to come, will surely make it a worthwhile investment. If you are spending lots of money on bespoke furniture for your child’s bedroom, I would recommend choosing a design that is neutral. This way it will remain useful as your child grows up.
- Consider bunk beds
Bunk beds are a great investment when you are struggling for space. If your kids are sharing a room, a loft bed will take up much less floor space than two or more conventional beds will. Loft bed plans can be found online, or you can buy ready-made items from furniture stores.
But even if your children are not sharing a room, bunk beds can still be a smart purchase. Some items of furniture that are designed for kids’ rooms have a bed on the top level and a wardrobe, desk and shelves underneath it.
- Install shelves
Shelves can be your saviour when you are short on storage space. They can be built all the way up walls, or just towards the top of the room to keep them out of the way. They can be used to store books, toys, games and ornaments. Shelves are a very handy storage solution, and they also tend to be very affordable.
- Use your floorspace
As well as using the walls for shelving your child’s belongings, think about the floor space that could come in handy. Underneath desks and beds are both great places to keep things tidy and out of the way. Many beds come fitted with drawers, but if not, you can buy boxes that will fit under there neatly. I would recommend getting boxes with wheels if you can find them as this makes it easier to pull them out and push them back in. Toy buckets and boxes can also be neatly stored under desks and chairs.
These are just four of the techniques that I have found useful when trying to maximise space and improve storage in my child’s bedroom. I hope you find them useful. If you have any suggestions for ways to be smart with space, please let me know.