What did your dream bedroom look like when you were a kid? Chances are it had some pretty cool and pretty crazy features (still not sure why mum was so opposed to that water slide). When designing the ideal space for your child, there is a lot to navigate when it comes to function, practicality and all the things they think are just awesome. Read on for 5 tips to help you walk that line between an inspirational hangout and a hard-wearing space that will stand the test of time.
Keep a long range view in mind
It may be tempting to go all out when it comes to picking a theme for your child's bedroom. But the fact that your daughter is mad on Frozen now is no guarantee that she'll be over the moon with the Elsa wallpaper in 2 years time. The safest bet is to cater to their passion with themed accessories that can be swapped out as crazes change.
Add a desk
We're in the the age of the home office, its true. But it seems that we have also entered a time where its important for everyone in the family to have their own space to work, create and be inspired. Adding a desk to a teen's room serves a wide range of purposes from quite homework spot to an inspiring place for arts and crafts.
Storage, storage and more storage
If your kids are like most kids, the expectation of a tidy room 24/7 is probably an unrealistic, absurd even! The best we can do is design a space that caters for all that stuff! Look for smart, storage solutions like under bed storage drawers or cube shelves that can subtly tuck away the clutter.
Paint a feature wall
Use the power of paint to inject fun and personality into your child's space. A splash of colour on the walls has a lot of mileage when it comes to totally transforming the space you have to work with. Pastel colours are a great, space-enhancing choice that will stick with them even when they outgrow everything else!