These days nearly anything goes when it comes to making a children'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.
When creating a boy's bedroom, here are some top design tips.
• 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 accessories such as pillows and throws.
• Consider space restrictions. Effective storage solutions may be one of the most important elements in creating the ideal bedroom solution.
• Don't overstuff. So often children's rooms are overstuffed with too much furniture or toys.
• Think function first. The ideal bedroom should be usable and functional. Choose furniture that will grow with your child's needs.
• Incorporate a proper workspace with adequate storage and elbow room. 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 audit. Do an annual audit and purge items no longer needed.
• Consider vertical design. Instead of creating a furniture arrangement that may make a room feel too small, consider vertical solutions such as 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, is a television host and interior design and home staging expert with offices in New York, Boston and Washington.
HomeStyle on 11/11/2017
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