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Having a fun bedroom can make all the difference between your kids enjoying their time there and them wanting to spend as little time as possible in the house.
To get your children fully enjoying their bedrooms there are a few simple tips to bear in mind that are relatively easy to carry out.
Let Them Help with the Design
One of the great areas of dispute in many families is when the youngsters aren’t allowed to help with the design of their rooms. Imposing your will without taking their taste and ideas into consideration can be a big mistake.
Of course, you don’t want to go too far the other way and give them complete freedom unless you are sure that they will make a good job of it. In many cases, it works out best to work together in order to get a great look.
By combining your ideas with theirs, you should hopefully find a way of getting the perfect balance and keeping everyone happy. They will then most likely feel that the room is theirs and a big part of their lives.
Give Them Space and Light
The initial reaction of your kids might be that they are happy with a dark and gloomy room. Many teenagers in particular like the idea of a dark bedroom, but it isn’t usually a great look.
In fact, this kind of style can lead to a depressing sort of bedroom that they end up not wanting to spend much time in. A far better idea is to make it a light and spacious room in which they can feel good.
Big windows, good lighting and an un-cluttered feel will give them a better room, even if they need some convincing of this fact before they agree. This is especially important in attic conversions.
Get the Temperature Right
If your child has a bedroom that is either too hot or too cold then they aren’t likely to want to spend a lot of time in there. Even if they don’t appear to mind the temperature there, it could be something that contributes to them getting ill at some point.
As well as adding a thermostat or some other way of controlling the room’s temperature, you should also think of other ways of making it a room with a pleasant temperature. The right curtains, for example, can help them to maintain the temperature the way they want it to be.
Make It Fun
When considering ways of making your kid’s room somewhere good to spend time, it is important to remember that it should be fun as well as practical. This could mean using old colors, adding interesting pieces of furniture, or giving them great things to do when they are there.
You won’t want to go too far the other way, though, and have them spending all day in there playing games or using their computer. As with the other points we have looked at, the key lies in finding a good balance that lets them enjoy their bedroom without having them stay in there all the time.
This is a tough balance to find, but making it a fun, pleasant bedroom can give the youngest members of your family a room that is perfect for them. If you also get some great outdoor furniture then they will also be tempted to spend time out in the garden as well.
If you can find the right balance then you can make your kid’s room a place where they love spending time and where they can feel completely at ease.