Your child’s bedroom is a place where they can let loose and be anything they want to be. If they want to be a sloth, they can have a safe place where they can laze around in their pretend tree and be a sloth. Explore your child’s imagination and add some fun and quirky accessories to your child’s room. Themes for your child’s bedroom are always a must. If you are going to give your child’s room a theme, you can split the space into separate areas, with different themes and then add fun and quirky accessories.
Accessories for play areas
Play areas don’t always have to be rooms full of toys—you can designate an area in the child’s bedroom just for them to wig out and play! Try adding a playhouse in your child’s room. You can easily buy an outdoor play structure and assemble it in the room so your child has a haven to play and learn. Try adding a teepee or a hide away tent to your child’s play area so they can pretend they are in a land far, far away. If your child likes to play with cars, get a carpet with a road map where your child can sit and race cars with their friends or siblings.
Accessories for reading areas
Reading areas don’t have to be a bore. Make reading fun again by bringing your child’s favorite book to life with stuffed characters and decor! You can jazz up your reading space by adding cool wall decals that are themed to your child’s favorite animal or character. Throw some decorative kids pillows down on the ground and let your child lie down and enjoy a good book. Or enjoy falling asleep to a good book on their big comfy pillow. Get a fun shaped bookshelf for your child to enjoy, like one in the shape of their first initial, in the shape of a wooden house, or even in the shape of an animal.
Lighting is important to a child in their reading area. Lamps come in all shapes and sizes. You can get lighting in the shape of a cloud, balloon, or even your child’s favorite superhero. Children like to read with flashlights and low lighting. Let your child pretend that they’re camping under the stars by adding a tent with a star projector to your child’s reading area. Lava lamps are also a good source of lighting for reading areas.
Accessories for lounging areas
Adults like to get away and veg out in a lounge area after work. Why wouldn’t children want to lounge out in their rooms after school? Turn a designated area of your child’s bedroom into their favorite lounge spot. Add some accessories like hammock chairs, or hanging pods that they can sit in to just get away from their worries. Lounge areas could have cool blow up furniture like a blow up couch that your child can use to lay back and play some video games or watch tv. Throw some bean bags on the floor in the shape of their favorite animal, or get a funny shaped chair for their lounging area. Your child’s lounging area can quickly become their go-to area to get away from it all and fuel their imagination.
Even the tiniest rooms can be a castle with a moat and a fire-breathing dragon to guard it, in a child’s eyes, that is. Add accessories to the room to enhance the experience. Bring out the creativity in your child after their long day of logical thinking. Give your child the space they need to encourage their imaginations to soar.
Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi is the founder of this blog where she shares her parenting and lifestyle experiences. She is an engineer and a trainer who works in the construction industry. She is the founder of Sihela Consultants.(www.sihelaconsultants.com)