Envisioning a beautiful kid’s room is fun for the parents and children because they get to bring their ideas to fruition. Children have a great imagination and their personal spaces should reflect that with some help.
If you’re out of ideas of what to include in a kid’s room to make it extra special, here’s a list for inspiration!
1. A slide
Having a slide installed is probably good for those who have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning! Kids will jump out of bed in the morning to slide down the bed and get ready. Woke up late? No problem, take the slide!
The bedroom will also function as an indoor playground for rainy days. Just remind kids to watch their heads or try sealing up the bottom of the slides to prevent them from playing underneath it.
2. A swing or a hammock
Sitting on a swing and moving back and forth can be calming for a child. Other than providing fun and glee, swings also help a child to learn ways to balance the body, strengthens muscles and increases their spatial awareness. And the best part? There’s no need to deal with mosquitoes outside all the time.
3. Work table
Having their own desk space that’s catered to their size is exciting for them. It’s a place where they can draw, colour and play. Having shelves to place and arrange their belongings will promote independence and responsibility if they are guided well. The table can be placed beneath a raised bed too!
4. Comfort tunnel
There’s something about tunnels that interest and soothe a child. Perhaps it’s the feeling of cosiness in a close space. Transform the tunnel into a reading nook and make it comfortable to sit in by padding it up with cushions.
5. Unique lamps
Cute kiddie lamps and wall lights are a beautiful addition to kid rooms. The lights can double as night lights with switches installed where children can access themselves. It’ll be also a good time to teach them about house safety such as not to turn on lights when hands are damp and not to play with the switches. Remind them the switches are not playthings.
6. A mini jungle gym
Granted, having a mini jungle gym needs lots of supervision but it’s what most kids dream of or have asked for at some point.
No jungle gyms look the same but they usually have a combination of a few things such as swings, monkey bars, rope swings, low rock climbing wall that replaces the usual stairs or steps or a rope wall for climbing. The rocks for climbing can be fastened on the sides of the bunk bed in place of steps.
For an idea of how a jungle gym can look like, check out the one in Spy Kids but that’s a movie so the jungle gym is way, way bigger.