A bedroom makeover can be tricky. You have to consider theming, colour selection and personal style, as well as available space and budget considerations.
And when the bedroom you’re making over is your child’s, everything gets a whole lot more complicated!
Here are some top tips on creating a child’s bedroom that is not only a good place for sleeping, but for entertaining and working as well:
- When preparing for a makeover or update, it’s important parents include their child in the planning process in order for them to fashion their own individual style to create a room they’ll love spending time in.
- Encourage your child to choose a theme or colour scheme that is reflective of their personality and that they’ll love for years to come.
- Regardless of room size or budget, there are clever ways to update the bedroom without spending a fortune. If restricted by space, consider furniture or bed suites that feature clever inbuilt storage solution for those tighter room dimensions.
- There are various bed options available that will sleep a child from their first ‘grown up’ bed through to their teens. This means that they can maintain the same bed as they grow and will save money over the course of their development.
- Bunk beds have become increasingly popular over the past 12-to-18 months with an even greater variety of styles and options available, including bunks with work stations and added storage.
- Innovative products such as King Koil Breathe Active and King Koil Breathe Energy mattresses, provide chiropractic support for your child. Endorsed by the National Asthma Council Australia, they also feature breathable technology for added protection.
- For those children that suffer from bed wetting, Protectabed is an easy to fit mattress protector. It’s ideal in any situation requiring waterproof protection including bed wetting and toilet training. It also features hygienic and anti-allergy technology that is absorbent and breathable.
- To add the finishing touches, bed linen and accessories such as pillows, rugs and throws are a great way to introduce bursts of colour.
— Wayne Borg is Forty Winks‘ national merchandise coordinator.