For a child, their bedroom is more than just a place to sleep, it serves as the place to do schoolwork, play games, daydream, and stockpile toys.
When planning out your child’s bedroom, you’ll need a space that serves all those functions, that’s also comfortable and practical for several years to come.
While the furniture should be appropriate for their age, it also should be something that can grow as they do. Opt for full-sized dressers and cabinets that can last through the school years.
The new Jools range of furniture from Barker and Stonehouse is ideal for a kid’s room, with plenty of options to choose from including bedframes, wardrobes, storage units and shelving.
Start by choosing the bed – a fun, but practical, take on a traditional bedframe will encourage your young one’s imagination. The Jools box bed creates the perfect play den with bi-folding doors and a cute, heart-shaped window.
If you’re a little short on space, a daybed that can double up as a sofa is a good option, particularly when it features storage drawers underneath.
With so many toys and clothes, storage is key, and the simple design of the Jools storage box makes it something that will last through the teenage years, too. The magazine rack – also from the Jools range – is perfect for smaller rooms as it fits snuggly against a wall, while also providing a great way to display colourful books and magazines.
If your child loves to draw, include a giant blackboard and selection of chalk for colourful doodles. For an extra-large board, simply frame and sit on the floor.
Choosing a theme for the room that follows through in your choice of accessories is important, and stars and stripes are proving popular for girls and boys. The stylish Star rug from Barker and Stonehouse with its faded grey denim design has plenty of cool factor, as does the matching Star One cushion.
The ultimate experts on what kids like best are of course kids themselves, so get them involved in the design process to select colours and accessories. Bear in mind that children’s preferences can change frequently, so stick with neutral furniture pieces that don’t need to be swapped out as interests change. Most importantly, have fun with your child throughout the process.