Chose a corner and establish it as their learning corner, complete with a desk for homework and drawing, shelves for their books, craft supplies, puzzles and other solitary activities. Call it their “office”; (so they can be just like mommy and daddy!)
Choose a soothing wall colour.
The colour you paint your child’s room will influence their moods, thoughts and emotions; especially come bedtime. In general, neutral and earth tones, like soft shades of grey, are a safe bet. Try lilac, lavender, periwinkle, or sky blue.
Choose a wall and make it interactive.
Do this by covering a wall or a section of a wall with chalkboard paint, and let your kids govern the room’s overall aesthetic. Encourage their creativity by collecting their artwork and crafts and displaying them on their wall, creating a personalized gallery of sorts. This will help them develop a sense of pride in their own work.
Choose a bed frame with hidden storage.
Toys = clutter. Be prepared for that inevitable clutter by investing in a bed frame with pull out drawers where you can swiftly and discretely conceal everything that accumulates on their floors throughout the day.
Include a growth chart; (that you can take with you if you move).
Growing up, my parents marked my growth spurts directly on the wall. Unfortunately, we eventually had to paint over it. Avoid losing those important memories by making your growth chart detachable from the wall. Get your kids to help make their own out of construction paper cutouts, and use a tall animal for inspiration, such as a giraffe or even a dinosaur. When it’s time to move, you can frame the chart or scrapbook it.
Opt for a hangable lamp.
Avoid the hassle of having to sweep up a broken floor or desk lamp after an especially rowdy playtime, and simply hang your lamp from the ceiling. Another safe idea is a wall mounted fixture, perhaps made to look like a beam of sunshine.