In the final video in our 3-part series, I share my experience of designing and decorating my own children’s rooms. In this video, I show how the changes I made have not only given my kids a space that will adapt and evolve with them as they grow but have also improved the day-to-day lives of the whole family.
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I have two boys. Conan, thirteen and Billy, nine. Neither of their bedrooms worked very efficiently. They both love Lego and making things but there was nowhere to display anything and no designated storage space in their rooms. This caused constant arguing over where certain toys were and finding things in their rooms was never easy.
Their wardrobes had been in the house when we moved in and were filled with lots of shelves. So it was difficult for the boys to find anything. When they went searching for their favourite t-shirt or top, they pulled all of the clothes out of the wardrobe and threw them all over the bedroom floor.
After carefully assessing the space, the overall bedroom design and considering what the kids really needed in each of their rooms, I came up with the design for the new wardrobes. The new design has fewer shelves as well as a new mix of drawers and hanging space, which has made it much easier for the boys to see and access their clothes.
The new bedroom wardrobes also have open shelving to display books, Lego creations and other bits and pieces. Introducing these simple changes in my children’s bedrooms completely changed the way they spend time when at home, with more open space to play and newly added functionality to the furniture.
When it comes to designing children’s bedrooms, it’s essential to get the children involved. The colours you choose, the lighting, the layout of the bedroom furniture – these things have a significant impact on how your kids experience their bedroom. Do they have a favourite colour? One of my boys, for example, loves red, and the other loves yellow so we brought those colours into each of their rooms and it was amazing the impact that this had.
All of the changes that we have made in our children’s bedrooms have solved the little day-to-day problems which were causing arguments, bickering and were negatively impacting our lives as a family. I would honestly have to say that both our kids are better behaved since we’ve made these simple changes in their rooms. And I think one of the biggest reasons for that is that now they both have their own space and know where all of their stuff is.
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