Decorating your child’s bedroom is a lot of fun: you can let your imagination run wild and really personalise it to your child’s tastes. Whilst it’s important to make sure your child is comfortable and happy in their bedroom, you also need to consider the potential risks that are present and make sure you have childproofed the room. It’s a good idea to think about this whilst you’re in the planning stages of the room so you’re ready, but sometimes it’s not until the room is set up you realise what other hazards are present.
Child’s Bedroom Storage spaces
As a child’s toy and clothing collection grows, so does your need for storage. Whilst it is important to teach a child how to tidy up after themselves, you will need to make sure the storage facilities are right for children to use. It’s important to make sure that any cupboards and drawers you have are modified to prevent them slamming your child’s fingers.
Children are adventurous, and climbing on furniture is usually a favourite pastime. Therefore make sure any pieces of furniture that have climbing potential are properly weighted down to prevent them from collapsing on top of your child. Any heavy equipment that might be in their room, such as a television, needs to be properly secure and the wires hidden away to prevent the wires being tugged or pulled.
You make think this is obvious, but furniture such as bunk beds (which are often a necessity if space is limited in your home) need to be looked at and modified properly to make sure they are suitable. The bars need to be fitted close together to make sure your child cannot slip through and fall, and make the bunk bed an environment just for sleeping and not playing. If they have a different area in their room for playing, it will not only prevent any accidents, but also help them see their bed as a place for sleeping: making bedtime less stressful!
Child’s Bedroom Curtains and blinds
It is essential to make sure any curtains or blinds you have in your child’s bedroom are safe. With the traditional vertical blinds, the loops and wires are choking hazards. It is also far too easy for children to get caught up in the loops, which if they are unsupervised can lead to fatal injuries. Therefore a great alternative is roller blinds. These do not have the usual loops that hang down, and are actually a great way to prevent light being let in to your children’s bedroom – essential on long, light evenings when you want to put the kids to bed!
These are just a few things to consider when decorating your child’s bedroom. As your child gets older, there will be different things that need adjusting in the Child’s Bedroom – but as long as you have the basics covered, your child will be safe and secure in their own environment.