5 tips for designing your kid’s room

July 05, 2017
  • How to design your kid's room
    1 / 6 How to design your kid's room

    Get your child involved in decorating her room, and she will be more likely to stay in it instead of running to yours every night. Besides bringing her shopping, let her try the Dulux Visualizer app, which shows you how a room would look like with different paint colours. It’s free from the Apple App Store and from Google Play.

    Esther Tan, sales leader for Children’s Ikea, Ikea Singapore, shares some important tips you should keep in mind when designing Junior’s room.

     

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  • See things from her perspective
    2 / 6 See things from her perspective

    Store her clothes, toys and accessories in boxes or hanging up at child-height. This way, her things are within easy reach when needed, and out of the way the rest of the time.

    Look for furniture that can be adapted to suit various needs, and is durable enough to handle the rough and tumble of everyday play.

    Related: How to stop co-sleeping with your six year old

     

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  • Make room for play 
    3 / 6 Make room for play 

    Have enough storage space around the home so he can keep her prized possessions away, and have more room to play.

    Opt for storage that can grow with her and her treasures. Low storage units will encourage her to tidy up independently.

    Related: 8 tips to help kids control their clutter

     

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  • Beware of the corners
    4 / 6 Beware of the corners

    Create a safe environment for your child to explore and grow in by ensuring that furniture and toys are safe, with rounded corners and no sharp edges.

    Use corner bumpers on the edges of tables and cabinets to reduce the risk of her getting hurt on sharp corners, and finger guards to prevent little fingers from getting caught in doors.

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  • Minimise hazards
    5 / 6 Minimise hazards

    All standing furniture should be fixed to the wall to prevent them from tipping over. Blinds with cords and loops may pose a strangulation hazard for children, so keep them out of reach, or use cordless roller blinds instead for increased safety.

    Related: 4 tips to follow when buying your child’s first bed

     

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  • Ergonomic solutions
    6 / 6 Ergonomic solutions

    Build good habits from young. Children who frequently use computers or other technology need ergonomic solutions.

    Work desks and chairs should be comfortable and at the right height. Get a chair with an adjustable height and a desk with ample space for him to do homework.

    Some modular desk systems have add-on units that you can add as he gets older to accommodate his growing collection of books and school

    Related: 9 cool night lights for kids

    (Photos: 123RF.com) 

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