In nearly two-thirds of homes children under 18 are made to share one room. I mean sharing a bedroom with your sister or brother with a few territorial squabbles is mostly fun, bonding experience! Parents these days often tend to go for a cohesive share-and-share-alike look- to give each child their own bit of space to express their personality. The following post will act as a small guide to consider while planning such room for your little ones.
Let’s hold off on that for a second, and start somewhere else (which will eventually lead us to the answer). Home sizes vary a lot, but most people choose spare bedrooms for guests, offices and play spaces. Designing a room for your children is not an easy task, one needs to keep several things in mind such as the optimal use of floor space, types of beds to use, a color scheme that grows with them, enough storage, and personalization of individual zones. Apart from this, there are certain issues that normally comes with a shared territory.
Let’s dive into the details.
Issue 1- He wants blue, she wants pink!
We all are born with a DNA, 99.5 percent of it is common among but just a tiny fraction of our genetic programming is responsible for all differences. In simple words, your kids are very different and have distinct tastes when it comes to colors/themes. So what can be done is? Come up with a neutral color and material palette for wardrobes, beds, walls, floors and such other expansive surfaces. Don’t forget to bring in all the fun elements with furnishings and curious.
Choosing a neutral palette could offer a win-win situation for their growing tastes and needs. In addition to this, try considering broad, timeless accents like geometric shapes or ‘grown-up’ florals which can work well into their teenage years.
Issue 2- The room seems to be too cramped
Twin beds take up a lot area and it has become a thing of the past too. So why don’t you think of using bunk beds that makes an efficient use of vertical space? The slim and unobtrusive looking beds can free up ample of flooring space for you. In fact, you can choose beds featuring extra built-in storage within the structure. All you need to keep in mind is that the top bunk has to be far away from the ceiling fan and place them away from windows. Pull-out or trundle beds are also great space savers as they take up the space of only one bed when closed during the day.
Issue 3- There is a constant tug of war for personal space
Children will grow old and crave for a bit of their own space someday. So try creating two separate zones within a shared bedroom, keep each equal in size, so there are no arguments. Consider personalizing their individual zones with soft furnishings, wall decals, and colors which can be easily changed in future. Make sure to provide each one with an area where they can showcase their special collectibles. Use the space above each bed to display their mementos, trophies and personal knick-knacks.
So that’s all for now! Try making the most out of space where each child is given an equal opportunity to shine through. Speedframe is a reputable firm that offers best possible solutions when it comes to innovative framing systems, commercial, domestic and retail fit-outs.