Does your kid run to you rroom every night? Perhaps it's time to revamp his room, to make it a more enjoyable and personalised space! Esther Tan, sales leader for Children’s Ikea, Ikea Singapore, shares some important tips you should keep in mind when designing Junior’s room.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This article was first published on Young Parents.