We have all seen the popular Disney movie, Big. It is about a family in New York City who must downsize their two-bedroom apartment to accommodate their growing family. Throughout the movie, they make several sacrifices to fit into this small space, and it eventually leads to the success of their family.
But what if you live in a bigger place? You don’t want to sacrifice your space and start cramming your kids into a smaller bed room. This is where interior design comes in handy. With some creativity, you can use your bedroom as an area for your kid’s creativity and imagination, a place where they will enjoy playing with toys and furniture that are designed specifically for kids. The trick is to find ways to keep your bedroom relatively small without sacrificing too much functionality or functionality that you might need in order to be comfortable. Here are some tips on how you can design a very small bedroom for kids without sacrificing too much comfort or convenience.
What is a small bedroom?
A small bedroom is defined as a room that has a sleeping area and is not much bigger than the size of two king beds stacked on top of each other.
The purpose of a small bedroom
The first thing you must ask yourself before designing a very small bedroom is why you want to make the room small in the first place. It may not be for your kids, but rather it might be for your spouse or children if they are visiting from another city. If that is the case, then you will need to design a bedroom for them and a separate one for your kids.
If it’s because of space constraints, then you should keep in mind that there are other ways to create enough of a space in order to be comfortable. For example, instead of getting rid of all your furniture, get a platform bed and put it at the bottom of the room on top of some rugs so that there is plenty of open space around it and at the same time have ample storage underneath it.
Another good way to create an adequate amount of space in your bedroom would be by using curtains. You can also hang some drapes on the walls that don’t take up much vertical space but allow more light through. It also helps if you have large mirrors on each wall because they offer great views of both sides of the bed without taking up much floor space either.
With creative thinking, you should have no problem creating a very small bedroom without sacrificing too much convenience or comfort.
How to design a small bedroom for kids
Space is your biggest barrier. You want to find a way to keep your small bedroom as functional and comfortable as possible while adding some flair. The first step is to think about the functionality of your bedroom. What are the functions that you need in order to feel comfortable? For example, if you sleep on the bottom bunk, then you would need an extra large storage area for clothes, toys, and books.
Next, decide what pieces of furniture or decor that you want to see in your room. You might have a particular hobby or interest that you love and it would be fun to incorporate it into the design and decor of your room. This could be anything from vintage posters and cool paintings on the walls to a baseball bat or glove that represents what type of player you are (or aspire to be).
Next, consider how much light you want in your room. If there is too much light because of all the windows in your home, then consider investing in blackout curtains so that it is more dark for sleeping purposes. If there is not enough light in your room due to poor window placement or blinds, then invest in lamps with LED bulbs because they don’t use up as much electricity as traditional bulbs do.
Finally, pick out colors for color schemes for both outside and inside of your room as well as interior furnishings based on how light or dark you like them.
Common mistakes when designing a small bedroom
One of the most common mistakes people make when designing a small bedroom is to put all the furniture in one place. If you do this, it will limit your options for things that you can play with or use as a workspace. For example, if your bed is in the center of the room, then there are limited options for where you can put your desk because it needs to be near a window and not too close to other furniture.
There’s also the option of putting all the beds in one area, but this isn’t ideal because it might get loud at night if someone else is sleeping on the mattress next to yours.
You could also choose to have just one large space for kids to play and sleep. This would be helpful for when they are older and have more freedom because at that point they won’t need as much space.
It is important to keep doorways open so that your kid’s imagination doesn’t get restricted by being hemmed in on one side of the room. It would also help keep noise levels down as well.
Tips on how to make your room feel bigger.
The first thing you will want to do is plan ahead for the space. You should measure the dimensions of the room and write down what you believe are the smallest and largest measurements. If you have a tape measure, this can be helpful. You might also consider taking a photo of your room on a day when it's empty so that you can see where everything will go in relation to each other.
Next, consider flooring materials. You should choose flooring that is easy to clean and stands up well against wear and tear. For example, think about hardwood floors or tile floors which are durable surfaces that are also easier to clean than carpet.
For wall colors, try going with shades of light colors like white or cream-colored walls. These shades create an illusion of more space because they reflect light well. This creates an illusion of more space for people who walk into your bedroom, even if there isn't any additional space in your bedroom itself.
For furniture pieces, use smaller pieces but ones that are sturdy enough for kids since they will be using them as they grow up through their developmental stages. Think about using tables that don't take up too much room but still allow plenty of storage underneath them or bookcases with lots of shelves so that toys stay put without getting buried under piles of books and games on their own shelf, this way you can keep what they enjoy playing with close at hand without making a mess in their room.