This ultimate guide will show you what you need to know about a room design that grows with your child, from planning with age-appropriate organization to finding the right furniture pieces. Designing a child’s bedroom can feel like an impossible task, especially since they grow out of things so quickly, and with many factors to consider, like size, space, and budget. The good news is, there are plenty of ways to create personal and unique space for your little one through all stages of their development.
Choosing a Room Design That Grows With Your Child
Begin with the end in mind
If you have room for a crib now, consider what space will be used for a twin or double bed later. In addition, if you want to design a built-in play area, consider how that space can evolve to a work area later for a computer and homework. This should help narrow down what type of furniture pieces should be in the bedroom versus other areas.
Consider multi-functional furniture
Consider furniture that can double for what you need now and later. For example, purchase a desk or dresser that has a pad for changing your child- it’ll serve its purpose while they’re small and be perfect when they start school. The goal is to have room to accommodate both an infant or toddler and, eventually, an older child to a young adult.
Also, think about built-in shelves that can be used as storage solutions for stuffed animals and, later, their books and keep-sakes.
Similarly, with beds – look for one with storage underneath to make the room stay clean-looking without sacrificing space. This will help out immensely in situations where there’s never enough space for all of your children’s toys! Later, this type of furniture still has a function for your child’s more cherished items. Working these elements into the design from earlier on helps during babyhood and provides benefits throughout every stage of life.
Think about installing durable flooring and using heavy-duty wall paint
Whatever age your child is now, if you plan for their room to be theirs until they’re a teenager, you can consider investing in more durable flooring and wall paint.
There are many flooring materials to choose from, but some are better suited for homes with children and pets. Some high-quality options include hardwood floors, engineered wood flooring, and vinyl floors. These materials are durable and will withstand the test of time without dents, dings, or scratches.
Choosing a good quality interior paint will help your walls resist scratches and scuffs. Additionally, many brands specifically create scuff-resistant paint, perfect for a child’s bedroom and can help it stand the test of time.
Gordon Reese Can Help
Gordon Reese has been designing dream spaces since 1984. If you are looking for more ideas and solutions to creating a room design that grows with your child, please get in touch with us today. It’s easy to book a call with one of our team members here, or call us at (925) 885-3770. We will be glad to answer any questions to help you plan your child’s room that will last.