These days nearly anything goes when it comes to making a child’s room fun and functional. Girls have their own desire for color and design, and boys do as well.
When it comes to creating the ideal retreat and “fun spot” in a boy’s room, consider function, durability and most of all an ideal place to learn, grow and play.
Here are some tips for creating a boy’s bedroom.
— Consider bright colors such as red or yellow. So often darker colors dominate a boy’s bedroom.
— Look for interesting patterns such as plaid. Plaid can lend itself to numerous applications, such as bedding or pillows, throws and other accessories.
— Consider space restrictions. Effective storage solutions may be one of the most important elements in creating the ideal bedroom solution.
— Don’t overstuff with furniture or toys.
— Think function first. The ideal bedroom should be usable and functional. Purchase furniture that will grow with your child’s needs.
— Incorporate a proper work space with adequate storage. As your child grows scholastically, the need for a quiet and spacious place in which to work will be desired.
— Incorporate adequate lighting. High wattage bulbs on dimmer switches are always a viable and welcomed solution.
— Do an annual audit and purge those items no longer needed.
— Consider vertical design. Instead of creating furniture arrangement that may make a room feel too small, consider vertical solutions like bunk beds or vertical storage.
— Hide the little things. It is typically smaller items that “don’t have a home.” Consider placing smaller toys in jars or containers.
Cathy Hobbs, based in New York City, is an Emmy Award-winning television host and a nationally known interior design and home staging expert with offices in New York City, Boston and Washington, D.C. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or cathyhobbs.com.