Space-saving tips for your child’s bedroom

by Natalie
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It’s not often that our children are given the biggest of bedrooms – especially if you have more than one to accommodate! Usually, at least one will draw the short straw and end up with the ‘cosy’ room.

If this is the case, you’ll want to make sure you design the room so that you’re making the most of the space they’ve got, and that you have plenty of storage for all their toys. Giving everything a home is key here, otherwise, you’ll find toys slowly spreading all over your house.

With this in mind, here are a few space-saving tips for your child’s bedroom.

Get a bed with storage

Buying a bed with storage was an absolute game-changer for Ethan’s room. While his room isn’t tiny, there isn’t much wall space for shelves and cupboards for toy storage.

So, we decided to get a bed with storage underneath and we’re so pleased we did. The storage provides a mixture of cupboards and shelves, so it’s been fantastic for keeping his toys and games organised and tidy. It looks really smart too and is a great feature piece in his room.

You can find a great range of children’s beds with storage from Children’s Bed Shop.

Keep tidy with gorgeous toy boxes

I love a toy box! They make tidying up a breeze. There are so many beautiful toy boxes out there. Personalised ones are really popular and add a special touch to your little one’s room. As well as being practical, they look good.

If you’ve got limited floor space, choose stackable toy boxes with lids. You could also consider cube storage so that you can easily store the toy boxes inside, keeping everything super tidy and neat. Marie Kondo would be proud.

Custom book shelves

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Kids need book shelves! We used to keep all of Ethan’s books in a box, but it drove me crazy trying to find the one he wanted, which was always stuck at the bottom. Since putting shelves up, bedtime reading has been much more relaxing.

We’ve gone narrow and high with Ethan’s bookshelves to fit in his room, but if you’ve got an odd-shaped space to fill, you could consider getting some custom book shelves made to fit.

Make the most of the height of the room

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Look at storage that makes the most of the height of the room. While it’s not ideal that your child won’t be able to reach the higher shelves, if you’re short on space this may be your best option. Yes, you’ll have to reach things for them for a while but one day they’re probably going to tower over you, so make the most of being taller while you can!

Just make sure you organise the shelves so that you put things at the top that they don’t use very often, or are just for display – like the *lovely* models they bring home from school and don’t want you to throw away!

Maximise the wardrobe space

You really want to make the most of their wardrobe. If you’ve got the money, get a custom-built one to the ceiling. This will give you oodles of storage space inside.

If your budget is lower, you could choose a flat pack – and you can get extra deep wardrobes too, which are great if you have an enclave to fill.

Design and custom-fit the inside to suit – you can get trouser rails, drawers, shelves, shoe racks – whatever you need to keep your kiddie’s wardrobe organised and their clothes off the floor!

Share your thoughts

Does your child have a small bedroom? How do you maximise the space? Do you enjoy a good declutter? I’d love to hear your tips in the comments.

Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with Children’s Bed Shop. All words and opinions are my own.

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