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Planning For More Storage In Your Kids Bedroom Design

Aug 17, 2007
Planning a kid's bedroom design can be a lot of fun. It can also be a daunting task as you tackle the issue of storage and making things easy to clean. Here are a few ideas about kid's bedroom design.

If the room is for just one child, choosing a single bed is the normal choice. If you have two kids sharing one room, bunk beds are the most practical choice. They save a lot of room since you don't have to allocate two big chunks of space for beds. Most bunk beds also separate into two beds, so you have additional options as time goes on. There are many beds that have an option of storage underneath in the form of drawers. Under bed drawers can also take the place of an upright dresser, which can help with small spaces.

Storage is usually a huge issue in kid's bedroom design. A nice big toy box is a staple of any kid's bedroom. Look for one that is of sturdy construction and has a lid. You want to be able to hide that jumble of toys away. For those little toys that have a tendency to get lost in the bottom of the toy box, purchase small, clear, plastic boxes with lids. Label them with a picture so your child knows exactly what goes in each box. This makes clean up a breeze.

If you do not want to use a dresser to house your child's clothes, try buying some coordinating baskets with liners. You can fill them with socks, underwear, pajamas, and pants. These baskets can be placed on a shelf in the closet for easy access, and all their clothes can be contained in one place. Shoes can be delegated to a special box in the closet or you can by a cloth shoe organizer to hang on the closet door or the bedroom door.

When planning a kid's bedroom design, consult with the child that will be living in it. If they love their room, they will be more likely to keep it clean. That means less mess for Mom to deal with! Ask them what color they want their walls, then give them a choice between two different shades that are acceptable to you. Take them shopping for accessories with you, and listen to their ideas. Remember, it is their room and they have to live with the results.

A cute idea in kid's bedroom design is to spell out the child's name in wooden letters on the wall. You can find them at many stores in all different colors and styles. This is a great way to personalize their room. Kids also love mirrors. Hang a full length mirror in their room so they can see what they look like. You can paint the frame to match your decor. Putting family pictures around the room is also a big hit, especially if your child is in a lot of them. It is also a good way to reinforce names and relationships of family members.

There are many ways to plan a kid's bedroom design. Make it a fun place to be that reflects your child's taste and personality.
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Lee Dobbins writes for http://www.100decoratingstyles.com where you can learn about different decorating styles and get more great home decorating tips.
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