Is your child stuck with the smallest bedroom in the house? Why not make it fabulous? Small spaces don’t have to mean sacrifices. Your child can have both the smallest and the best room in the house. What it lacks in size can be made up for in original decor, savvy storage and function. Give these ideas a try or come up with creative ideas of your own to make a small kid space awesome!
A boost and some height.
Looking to find more storage space in a small kids’ room? Look up. Imagine the top of the walls lined with handy storage cupboards and shelves. You may think this strange, since kids lack height. How about making it fun and functional?
Add a rolling ladder for height. Mount it on a track that glides across upper shelves. Kids too small for tall ladders? Consider a sturdy step-stool.
A loft bed adds room to study or play.
Add even more space by raising the height of the bed. The space underneath a loft bed can be used in a wide variety of ways.
*Younger kids can drape blankets for a cool fort.
*Older kids can have a desk underneath for study or computer time.
*All kids would love their own personal movie theater installed under a loft bed. Just add a TV, some seating and curtains that can be closed to “dim the lights”.
Use convertible furniture.
The tiny house movement and innovative small apartment living have prompted a new trend in multifunctional furniture pieces. You can even have sliding walls that change room function.
*A bed becomes a desk.
*A small table becomes a bigger table.
*A tabletop flips to reveal a game board or train set.
Choose the furniture that best suits the needs of your child.
Hook your kid up.
Investing in lots of hooks and hangers maximizes storage space without taking up too much room.
*Consider closet hooks for things like laundry bags and shoe holders.
*Mount hooks under those high shelves and cupboards for hanging everything from coats to necklaces.
*You can even hang climbing ropes and nets from the ceiling for active kids.
Forget the bare walls.
Wall space is sometimes overlooked
*Hang board games up or make shelves out of them by adding brackets.
*Decorate the walls by hanging hula hoops, jump-ropes, balls, bats and other outdoor toys to increase storage space.
*Paint your kids’ small room with magnetic paint, chalkboard paint, or one wall of each so walls don’t go to waste.
*Make use of bare walls to install cork boards too.
A functional small space kids’ room doesn’t have to be boring. Jazz it up with one of the above ideas or use your own!
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