Whether you had a say in your bedroom design as a child or not, it’s likely you had dreams of how you wanted it to look. For some, a bunk bed with a slide was a dream. For others, a trampoline instead of a bed. Kids will dream of the wildest design ideas, but as we get older, and maybe even become parents, we soon realize the importance of practical design. Thankfully, Canadian furniture designers have found the perfect balance – creating pieces that can capture both a child’s imagination and their parents’.
Whether you’re in the process of designing a nursery or a kid’s bedroom, the ultimate goal is to create a space that your child can love and grow into. By incorporating these 4 essential elements in your kid’s bedroom you can create the perfect space…
Beds for a Good Night’s Sleep
Beds for Newborns and Babies
If you are just about to welcome a bundle of joy in your home, it’s likely your top Google search is ‘nursery furniture’. Choosing a safe crib and bassinet is an exciting decision to make. A bassinet is much like a crib, but slightly smaller as it’s designed specifically for newborns. When you want your newborn close by, a bassinet is a great option as you can comfortably keep an eye on your baby as they dream into the night. On the other hand, a crib is larger in size and is designed specifically for your growing baby. The crib is a must-have furniture feature in your kid’s room. When it comes to the actual assembly of your crib, be sure to connect with a pro for help!
Below are the average costs of children’s furniture building services across Canada:
|Average Reported||Minimum Reported||Maximum Reported|
*Costs based on 20 verified Canadian homeowner reviews as of March 2022
Beds for Growing Kids
When your child grows into a toddler, preschooler, and grade-schooler, it’s important that they get their rest. Luckily, there is a large selection of kid’s beds on the market to help with that. Most parents tend to opt for a traditional twin or single bed. A twin or single bed consists of a mattress raised on a frame and is sometimes equipped with a headrest and footboard. This type of bed is a classic option that will never go out of style and will be one your child can comfortably age into.
If a bedroom needs to accommodate more than one child or if space is a consideration in your design, we suggest looking into bunk & loft beds. A bunk bed can comfortably sleep two children, as it stacks one bed on top of the other. Some parents opt for a custom bunk bed designed by HomeStars carpenters to optimize and maximize space.
Another bed-style option is a loft bed. A loft bed is similar to a bunk bed, however, uses the lower section below for other purposes than a sleeping space. You can get creative by using the open space for storage, playtime, or a workspace.
Getting Creative With Storage
Storage is an essential part of your child’s room. You will need to manage and store all of the toys, crafts, and clothes. Here are three storage solutions you can use in your kid’s bedroom:
- Under Bed Storage
- Many times we forget about the space right at our feet! Whether you went for a single bed or a bunk bed, it’s practical to utilize the space underneath the bed as storage. By adding bins or drawers underneath your bed you can store away bedding, toys, and more!
- Open Up The Closets
- By taking off the closet doors in your child’s room, not only are you creating the impression of a larger room, but you’re also making storage more accessible for your child.
- Fall in Love with Cubbies
- When you have young kids, cubbies are a must! By choosing low to the ground storage options, you’re creating accessibility for your child and introducing them to the concept of putting away their things when they’re done with them.
Connect with a handyman such as Military Maintenance Home Services to add additional storage solutions to your kid’s bedroom.
Creating the Perfect Homework Station
During the pandemic, parents had to quickly transform their homes into magical learning spaces. Homework stations have become integral to our homes and are something we will continue to see incorporated in kid’s furniture design moving forward. We recommend using a small table or a compact desk to ensure you’re not using up too much space in the bedroom. Don’t forget to factor in size; you want your child to feel comfortable with their kid’s desk and desk chair. For any furniture needs for your child, connect with a pro on HomeStars!
Playtime is a Must
Playtime is essential to a child’s development. Whether you’re helping your child build a fort or have been invited to their tea party – it’s important to foster an environment that sparks creativity and imagination. One easy way of doing this is through wallpaper and decals! Here’s your chance to have fun with colour and with a theme! Hire a paint and wallpaper pro who can bring your creative vision to life.
The perfect bedroom for your little one should foster both creativity and productivity. By incorporating a bed, storage, workstation, and play area in your child’s room, they’ll love being in their space for years to come. Creating the perfect space takes time and support. Thankfully, there are Verified pros on HomeStars ready to help!