Children’s Bedroom Ideas to Maximize Storage and Personal SpaceJun 16, 2014
Children’s bedrooms are usually chaotic. Sometimes they may be classified as organized chaos, but that’s only when they’re “clean.” Here are some great ideas to maximize storage in a child’s bedroom and maximize the personal space they have as well. Let us know what you think about these ideas.
Murphy Bed or Hide-Away Bed
Murphy beds make it easy to put the bed away to make more space for playing. Face it, those Lego buildings, Barbie Princess castles, pretend kitchens, and Hotwheels tracks get big fast! The more space you can create in the bedroom, the more toys they can play with at once. (Wait, am I encouraging more chaos?)
I’m not talking about platform beds here, however that is an option. The type of platform I’m referring to for this particular blog post is similar to the flooring in a yacht. Raise a portion of the floor, or even two corners of the room, to increase storage options. Make the raised area about a foot deep that way you can incorporate drawers on the outside edges, and bins toward the center.
Unique Bunk Beds
Kids love bunk beds, even if they don’t sleep in them on a regular basis. Consider building a bunk bed up on the wall for sleepovers, even if your child sleeps on a regular bed on the floor. Use the bunk bed to create a canopy of sorts, or a tent, or blanket fort, for your child’s normal bed.
Kids love to write and draw on the walls. Use chalkboard paint or chalkboard panels on their walls to allow just that. They’re only little once, let them have the simple pleasures like drawing on their bedroom walls. You’ll paint the walls several times by the time they’re teenagers anyway.
A unique twist on chalkboard walls – magnetic walls. Use magnetic panels to line the walls or a portion of one wall. Let them decorate with metal objects they find, locker mirrors, and magnetic photo frames.
“Secret” Room Behind the Bookshelf
Let’s go back to the idea of a platform for a moment. How unique would it be to build a platform and build a bookshelf with hinges that allow it to open and close? Your child could have their own spy headquarters, hidden cave, toy storage area – or you could make that their quiet time area for homework and other quiet activities.
Share Your Thoughts
What do you think about those ideas? I think I want a secret bookcase door in my own room. Share your thoughts and ideas in the comments section below. If you’re considering any of these options for your own home, call us for a free consultation and a quote. We’d be glad to help with all of your remodeling needs.