Kiddie Room: How to Create a Child-Friendly Bedroom

Designing a bedroom is relatively easy, but designing a kid’s bedroom is entirely a different matter.

Even if you’re feeling pretty confident in making sure that your kid’s bedroom looks good, chances are, you’re missing out on how to make it functional and kid-friendly. It’s easy to lose the idea of what it should be – a room that is more than merely a place to sleep but a sanctuary that will foster imagination, a safe environment where they can run wild and free.

Designing a bedroom is relatively easy, but designing a kid’s bedroom is entirely a different matter.

Even if you’re feeling pretty confident in making sure that your kid’s bedroom looks good, chances are, you’re missing out on how to make it functional and kid-friendly. It’s easy to lose the idea of what it should be – a room that is more than merely a place to sleep but a sanctuary that will foster imagination, a safe environment where they can run wild and free.

It’s better to be prepared for the worst. So, as a trusted interior design firm in Singapore, we present this guide on how to childproof your kid’s room and some decorating ideas to boot.

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How to Childproof Your Kid’s Bedroom

The first step in making the bedroom safe for kids is by childproofing it. If something poses a hazard to your child, remove it. The same goes when shopping for furniture: avoid anything that has the tendency to compromise the safety features of the bedroom.

In addition to making sure that every item is kid-friendly, it’s essential to take an overall approach to guarantee safety in your child’s bedroom. Here’s what to look for:

  • All furniture should be sturdy – Secure shelves, dressers and other freestanding furniture pieces to the wall to make sure that they will not tip.
  • Lock doors, drawers and cabinets – Lock all the storage items that your child shouldn’t have access to.
  • Cover electrical outlets – Place covers on all electrical sockets to keep your child from touching them and risk electrocuting himself.
  • Don’t attract your child to danger – As much as possible, never place toys on the topmost shelf as it could encourage your child to climb to reach them.
  • Pad sharp edges – If you can’t avoid furniture with sharp edges, then you can opt place some corner or guards that can help prevent injuries.
  • Check knobs – Child-friendly dresser knobs can be quite tricky: they should be too large to swallow and too small to serve as a climbing foothold. They should also be secured so they will not be easily pulled out.
  • Store toys conveniently – Keep toys in easily accessible storage and avoid a toy box with a lid that opens vertically. The lid has a tendency to fall over your child when he reaches for a toy.
  • Choose window treatments wisely – Moreover, avoid curtains that can be easily pulled down and Remove or keep any cord that can be dangling from the sides. Otherwise, keep them out of reach.
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Store toys conveniently

Bedroom falls are not unusual. In fact, it’s among the top causes of death and injuries among children under 5 years old in Singapore. So, to reduce the risk of bedroom falls:

  • Install a safety rail to the bed frame
  • Move your child to a bed as soon as he starts to climb out of the crib
  • Place area rugs with slip-proof mats underneath; and
  • Provide a nightlight in the bedroom

An environment where your child feels safe offers far more benefits than you can imagine. It gives them the freedom to explore his surroundings while he is still learning how to be more alert and self-sufficient.

But, more than a safe bedroom, a child can also make the most out of living amidst a beautiful space. The problem is that many parents tend to hold off decorating until their children are older, thinking the kids will only damage everything else.

We don’t mean that your kids should always be spotlessly clean and organised – but we also not mean they can’t build towers and run laps in their Superhero costumes in a beautiful and kid-friendly bedroom.

Consider a style that will welcome the safety measures not to mention, the mess that comes with having a child and design accordingly. Our professional home interior designers in Singapore can help you with just that.

If you’re looking for a hand in creating a child-friendly bedroom, get in touch with Weiken today!

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