So many times people see things in magazines that are way more than they can afford or can achieve. Often it's just a matter of space. So my post today concentrates on a home that I did, where space was a real issue. The homeowner had three girls that needed to sleep in the same room, quite a design challenge, because they made it very clear that they did not want to make it feel like a dorm room. So I designed this pair of canopy bunk beds. The kids love them, it allows the room to feel "girly" and still gets a lot of them into a relatively small space.
Here are some tips on kids rooms where space is a big issue:
- Think vertical! Bunk beds are great, or raise the bed and put a study area underneath
- Baskets. baskets and more baskets. Try to use baskets for storage, you can see inside without taking it all out, and its easier than drawers to allocate to each child, so they are not inclined to just rummage through everything.
- Use flexible options as much as possible. For instance bean bag seating can be pushed aside when not needed, giving floor space as required.
- When space is limited, go with lots of color, it will help make the inevitable chaos, look like it was meant that way :)
Good Luck, and Happy Friday!