When designing your child’s room, your first focus should be on their bed. It’s called a “bedroom” for a very good reason. Everything after the bed selection and placement is secondary and should be worked around this key element.
Figuring out~Identifying~Determining} what style bed is something you could possibly want to include your son or daughter in. It’s an excellent way to empower them in the decisions they’ll eventually be making, that will affect them in their future.
After determining what style bed they want, you’re now going to have to come to a decision on the size. This will be determined by a couple of factors. The most important one being the obvious size of their room…..can your child’s room deal with any size bed you’d like them to have or because of limited space are you going to have to come to a decision on a Twin or Double size?
The second thing that should be considered when determining the size of the bed for your childs room is the “function” of the room. Does your child mostly use their room to play in? Or do you have other rooms in the house that their toys are in and that they usually play in? If they use their room to play in, you’ll now need to optimise the amount of space you can for playing. That will mean the bed should occupy the minimum amount of space possible in the room. You may want to take into account a twin iron “daybed”.
The attractiveness of the iron daybed is that it doesn’t stick out into the room. Alternatively it is turned lengthwise and positioned flush against the wall and will allow much more floor space for your child to play. The other excellent thing about ” iron daybeds” is their ability to house a “pop-up trundle unit” underneath for sleepovers. So in the space of one bed…. you can actually have two. One of them being concealed during the day when not in use and only pulled out on those occasions when they are needed. Iron beds are very popular for hiding pop-up trundles because they have the added height needed for the trundle unit to be stored under. Double size antique iron beds will also avail you of the essential height for a trundle unit. All beds made in the 1800’s have clearance of 13″, which is precisely what is needed to accommodate trundle unit’s. Beds have all the “WOW” factor you’d ever want in a bed …yet, without being overpowering like a wooden or upholstered headboard is.
Here’s another space aspect that many people don’t make use of when designing their child’s room. That’s the wasted space under the bed. One of the many practical aspects of using an antique iron bed is their automatic height and clearance under the frame that can afford a tremendous amount of space for storage. Many beds provide hidden drawers which have an abundance of space which can be used to store toys, or clothes etc. Consider the amount of space a bed takes up in a room……. now consider that same amount of space can be used for storage under the bed. It can solve a lot of problems you may encounter in trying to find needed storage.
Now that you’ve established the size bed that is most acceptable, and the placement of where it should be in the room, it’s time to decide on the type.
Various bed frames work better in certain size rooms. For instance……. if your child’s room is on the more compact side, you’re going to want to pick a bed frame that doesn’t take up a lot of visual space, something that’s lighter and airier. Like an bed that allows air and light to pass through it. Keep in mind the only time an upholstered or a large wooden bed frame is going to look appropriate is in a sizable room where space isn’t an situation. Also……if you’re restricted to one wall that the headboard can set on and it happens to have a window, a bed will enable the light in and view through it. That can’t be said for a wooden or upholstered headboard.
There are a lot of advantages to using iron beds in a smaller room. One, is their unique ability to blend with whatever the color scheme the room happens to have. Finishes can be applied to either look pristine and refreshing or distressed and vintage. If going into a boys room, a more geometric masculine design frame will be appropriate. Whereas the flowing scrolled models will work better in a young girls room.
So whatever direction you take in designing your child’s room, be sure and start with the bed.
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