If a room is a closed space with a closet, then it can technically be defined as a bedroom. However, you probably know that a bedroom is more than just an empty space with an area for storing clothes—especially a child’s bedroom.
Kids rooms should foster ample opportunity for them to focus, play, get creative, rest, and so much more. There are several ways you can play up color in these spaces and decorate, but the layout of the room should also be taken into account when designing their rooms.
3 Kid’s Bedroom Planning Rules to Follow
Aside from school, play dates, and extracurricular activities, kids spend a good amount of time in their bedrooms and its layout should provide optimal opportunity for them to play, sleep, and learn as they grow.
Designing the layout of a child’s room can be challenging because they go through so many changes, and their bedroom space should reflect each stage of life. That is why when bedroom planning for these spaces, you should design a space that will grow with them.
The following are three main rules to follow when bedroom planning for kids.
#1: Designating sleep, play, and work zones
Every child is different; some may want to have their own reading nook in their bedroom, while others wish they had more workspace to assemble model planes. It can be hard to determine what your child’s interests will be as they age, so it is important to designate three primary zones (sleep, play, work) that are versatile enough to transition through the years as they do.
You can rework the interior furnishings fairly easily, but it requires a bit more effort if you want to restructure the room. When planning the floorplan of a child’s room, be sure to create separate areas. For example, you could install built-in shelving which can be used to house their bedtime stories or chemistry, trigonometry and literature textbooks and can be installed in a reading corner or workspace nook in their room.
#2: Installing layered lighting and electrical outlets
Layered lighting is not only reserved for the kitchen. You can also use it when designing your child’s room by installing the right electrical systems to support ample lighting variations to set the right mood and section off each space. While you want to provide several outlets for lighting fixtures and USB ports, you should also keep your child’s safety in mind and consider their placement.
#3: Fostering organized imagination and creativity
While you may want to foster your child's imagination and creativity, you don’t have to sacrifice a tidy room to do so. A large part of bedroom planning for kids is creating plenty of storage space for their clothes, toys, hobbies, and more. You can design built-in pinboards, shelving, and cabinetry to create the right setup that will help keep their room organized, tidy, and full of possibility.
Hiring a Professional to Help Create Your Bedroom Spaces
There are several ways that you can create the optimal bedroom design for your child’s and family’s unique needs. At Ryan A. Jones & Associates, as expert builders and renovators of luxury homes, we provide you with the services and knowledge necessary for the successful planning, designing, permitting, and construction of your home. Contact us today to learn how we can best help make your dream home a reality.