No parent wants to banish their kids to the bedroom permanently, but the more time they spend playing in their room, the less cluttered the living room is. It’s also worth pointing out that teenagers are much better off in their bedroom. Otherwise, you will have to put up with loud commentary from whatever video game they are playing, and who wants to listen to machine gunfire and zombies roaring all evening?
Heating is important. You can’t expect your child to want to spend much time in his bedroom if it’s like a penguin paradise in there. Kids don’t always feel the cold, but they will notice Baltic temperatures after a while. Make sure any heating the room has is adequate for the space, and if the central heating is not so great, consider plugging in a safe heater. Oil filled radiators are a good choice, as they are fire-safe and have a thermostat.
Kids often like to sit or lie on the floor when playing with toys. For this reason, flooring needs to be comfortable. Laminate flooring is a popular choice for kids’ rooms as it is relatively inexpensive and easy to clean when spills occur. However, laminate is not very forgiving if you lie on it, so a carpet may be a better choice for younger children. You don’t need to spend a lot of money on an expensive wool twist; instead, look for a cheaper carpet that will last a few years before being replaced.
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Rugs and Cushions
Rugs add an extra layer of comfort to floors. Thick, plush rugs are comfortable under foot and are pleasant to lie on if a child is pushing toys around on the floor. Decorative rugs can be used to add color to a room. For a younger child, look for a rug decorated with roads, so it can be used as a play accessory.
Cushions and beanbags are another useful accessory for a child’s bedroom. When they have friends to visit, it gives them extra seating option. Older kids will enjoy relaxing in a bean bag chair when playing video games or watching Netflix on a tablet.
If the room is large enough, consider investing in a sofa bed. A sofa is a comfortable place to relax, but sofa beds are useful for when kids have a sleepover. It’s also useful when you have other guests staying.
Lastly, don’t forget to fit thick drapes or blackout blinds to keep the sun out in the morning and the chill out on a cold day. That way, your child will stay warm and cozy in his bedroom.