Kids Room Designs
Space saving ideas for your kids' room
Kids' rooms need more space than others. This is because kids need to play, do their homework and lounge around in their room. With the paucity of space in urban India kids room design is becoming more and more difficult. However, with some intelligent designing, you can easily make your kids' room a haven for them.
Pull-out Bunk Beds: Almost every kids' room has a single or 2-tiered bunk bed. However, a new concept is that of the pull out bunk bed. Here one bunk bed remains at the regular height of a bed. Another bed slides under it. In this way, the upper bed serves as a couch by day and the lower bed can be pulled out at night to accommodate one more child. Make sure that the bed can be pulled out smoothly and easily and that the child can manage to pull it out alone.
Multi-tasking Storage: Each bunk bed can have a row of drawers incorporated in their respective frames. Also, since the height of the upper bunk bed is lower, you can add more shelves above the bunk bed to add more storage space. More storage space, including the wardrobe and more shelves can be aligned with the bunk bed.
Multi-levels: Another great way to save space in kids' rooms is to create a small 'mezzanine' floor within the room itself. All it takes is two-three stairs and wooden/tiled platform. This platform can house the children's study tables and shelves. The beds can be placed under the platform during the day and pulled out during the night.
Loft Bed: A loft bed is also a good space-saving trick often used in modern kids' room design. The bed is on a loft and the play area or study table lies below the bed.
Creating Privacy: All siblings need their own space and privacy. While they may get along most times, children often begin to fight unless clear lines are demarcated for privacy and ownership. If you have a long linear room, and want to use 2 single beds, place them one behind the other along the wall. Do not place them side by side, because this simply wastes space. Create a partition between the two beds. The partition can have storage for each of the kids.
You can also separate spaces with tall almirahs or bookshelves.
Another way to add privacy in the room is by placing either a tent bed or having bed canopies. This gives the child some time to be on his own and even hang out with his friends without being bothered.
Other Basics: Aside from these tricks, make sure you don't leave out the basics of making a room look more spacious. Use light coloured wall paint and linen. Use large UPVC windows that add security, are hardy and let plenty of light come in. Use your child's favourite colour in the accessories in the bedroom.
All the points above will make sure your child has enough room to enjoy himself and that there is harmony in your home.