No matter how much we want our kids to never grow up, it’s the bitter truth that they will. While all of us are used to this fact, it can be much, much harder to incorporate it within our homes. From infant nursery designs to themed kids’ bedrooms, we forget that our children need adaptable spaces that can grow with them. Here’s how you can make them flexible:
1. Changeable decor
The first rule of decorating your child’s bedroom is to keep the décor as changeable as possible. They’re not always going to appreciate that toddler tree wall or that mermaid wall sticker. Sooner or later, they’ll want to decorate according to their own personalities, and that’s exactly why you should just stick to generic stuffed toys and accessories for decorative purposes.
2. Keep the backdrop simple
It may feel like you’re holding out on your kids by keeping their bedrooms as simple as possible, but you’re actually creating a canvas for their creativity. The empty walls and plain wardrobes can be the outlet on which your little boy or girl can stick their posters, hand-made drawings, and other artsy stuff. But the best part is that all of it can be easily removed once they get over this stage.
3. A veritable study nook
Studying is the one constant that carries through from childhood to adulthood and everything in-between. Therefore, having a study desk is an absolute must – especially when you want your kids to do well in their ventures. However, it’s important to keep the design of this desk as versatile as possible so that they can easily use it through all phases of life without outgrowing it.
4. Don’t get too adult
At the end of the day, even when you’re trying to make your kids’ room adaptable, try not to get too adult with it. This basically means that you have to try and avoid picking things that are too grown-up. Keep the bed small and kid-friendly, pick furniture that they’ll enjoy using, and accessorize for flexibility. Furniture can be changed, so you don’t have to compromise on comfort for it.
5. Storage spaces
It’s really challenging to design adaptable storage space in kids’ bedrooms because they usually need to adhere to all ages. Wardrobes can be ‘grown-up’ versions, but study desk cabinets and toy storage has to be either modular or changeable to be truly relevant.