Make the Bedroom a Place that the Kids Want to Spend Time Every Day

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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.

Five Ways to Make Your Kid’s Room More Fun


When I say mobile, it’s not what you’re thinking. Children should be kept away from mobile phones for as long as possible (preferably until they can afford to pay for it themselves). By mobiles I mean a decorative structure that’s suspended from the ceiling so that it can move freely in the breeze, or be turned by hands. Mobiles for adults were made by artists such as Miro in the 60’s and are fun and beautiful for all ages. You can buy this at some art shops or children’s toy shops, but you can also easily make your own by drawing or cutting out images of animals, machines or story characters that your children like; you can also get your kids to draw their own! Laminate them, and then get to work with some unbent coat hangers, needle and thread.

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Buying your children a bunk bed is an excellent way to give them the feeling that they are in a tree house, the crow’s nest of a pirate ship…. the only limit is their imagination.

Rug Up

The floor of their bedroom is the space where a lot of children spend most of their time; playing with toys, drawing, reading. Adorning the floor with something colourful, beautiful or even interactive gives an extra dimension to their playtime. For young children, you can get rugs that depict two dimensional street scenes that they can run their cars and other vehicles along, giving a tactile dimension to their imaginative world. For what will suit the interests of your child, and the style and dimensions of their room, check out our full rug range at

Bunk Up

Almost all children like climbing things; while trees may be a little nerve wracking for some parents, buying your children a bunk bed is an excellent way to give them the feeling that they are in a treehouse, the crow’s nest of a pirate ship…. the only limit is their imagination. Even if you only have one child, or only one child sleeping in that room, they will enjoy the added elevation, and you might be able to adapt the bottom level to storage; or perhaps a private suite for all of their stuffed animals?

Brighten Up

Lighting is an essential aspect of any interior, and that includes your children’s rooms! If your child likes to sleep with a nightlight, you can find a range of cute and playful ones shaped like animals, stars and moons, and a huge number of other styles. Overhead lighting can be a bit bleak in any space, so consider trying a standard or wall mounted lamp, or even fairylights. A touch lamp beside your child’s bed will spare them trying to fiddle with switches and knocking it over if they have to get up in the middle of the night.

Put it On Display

Instead of ordinary storage ideas like wardrobes, cupboards and books shelves, try using stacked pigeon holes, either attached to the wall from ground level or mounted at the eye level of your little one. If you kids have ornaments or other precious objects like photos, trophies, stuffed toys or seashells they can put them in the pigeon holes not only to be admired, but it also allows for easier access to toys!

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