The changing kids room: how to cater and change while your kid is growing
When you have a little one running around the house, you get to witness just how quickly they grow. Kids change at an extraordinary pace, and sometimes it can be difficult to design a bedroom that is easily adaptable to your child’s future needs.
There are a few decisions you can make that will help you cater to your child as they are growing. It doesn’t matter if you bought house and land packages in Illawarra, or are currently looking for houses for sale in Maitland – when you’re planning your kid’s room, keep these considerations in mind and save yourself the stress for years to come.
Somewhere along the end of their toddler stages, you should invest in a single bed or a king-size single bed for your little one. A single bed is a good size, will suit their needs as they are growing into a teenager, and as their décor tastes change, all you need to do is change the bedspread!
Buy a bedframe they won’t get sick of (minimalist designs are always a good idea) and make sure to invest in a good mattress to give your child’s developing body the support it needs. If your little one is prone to rolling around in the bed, make sure to put up a gate to prevent them from rolling off.
Your child may want a poster of The Wiggles right now, but in five years’ time their tastes will probably be very different. Don’t tape posters to the wall; instead, utilise Blu-tak so the walls will remain pristine. If you’re more aesthetically conscious, purchase some frames and cut the posters to fit – that way, you can keep the frames for a long time and change the artwork inside to suit your child’s changing tastes.
As kids grow older, they will need more closet space to house their clothing. If their room has a built-in wardrobe, there isn’t much you can do; however, if you need to purchase a wardrobe for their room then be sure to keep this in mind. Try to get a large wardrobe with a built-in dresser to save overall space – the great thing about a combined wardrobe and dresser is that when one part starts to overflow, you can just put it in another!
Christiina Nicholas is a writer who has designed her entire kid’s room on the assumption they will grow much taller. If they don’t, she’s in for a nasty shock.