Being a kid was probably one of the last times many of us really felt like we didn’t have a care in the world. Children don’t need to worry about going to work, paying bills, or buying car insurance. They just need to learn, develop, and grow. As they do, part of the process should involve allowing them to be creative and imaginative in the way they set up their own personal spaces. Kids love to decorate and personalize their rooms. As we grow and develop
Decorating their own space—especially as they grow up and start getting a sense of the world around them—helps them not only make sense of their world but build it to their liking. Letting your children decorate their own room is an opportunity to give them some control over their space and encourage their imagination to shine. Here are five creative ideas to help your kids personalize their space at home
Try Out Bunk Beds
Kids love bunk beds. Bunk beds are fun, comfortable, and make a fantastic addition to any child’s room—especially if kids are sharing a room. Bunk beds are fun for play as well as sleep in. It’s nice to have a little bit of extra space since the bed is vertical. In some situations, a bunk bed might have a top bunk and a desk as the lower bunk. This is ideal for creating more space in the room for other activities. Bunk beds are a cool-looking bed as well, which makes them ideal for children who like to have some say and how their room looks.
Reading is a fundamental skill that benefits everyone. It stokes the imagination, supplies knowledge, and can foster creative thinking in kids of all ages. According to a 2014 article in Psychology Today, reading to your kids (and eventually cutting them loose to read as much as possible themselves) is an effective way to help them perform better in life. From speaking and communicating to building relationships, reading is fundamental to children’s (and adults) lives. Also, one cannot deny the fun of discussing a book with your kids. It provides an opportunity
Buying your kids some bookshelves that they can customize gives them some control over their space and encourages reading for fun.
Get Them A Sofa
Kids should be able to have comfortable furniture in their rooms. Chairs are a fine addition to any room, but a play sofa offers a little bit more than being merely a piece of furniture. It isn’t merely a sofa. A play sofa for kids is a self-contained adventure kit that kids can use to manufacture any place scenario they can think of. If they want to play a game of tunnels, they can do that with the play couch by rearranging the pieces in a way that creates an overarching tunnel architecture. They can build forts and do pillow fights against each other in an epic battle to see who is the better pillow fort builder. They can mix them up with some blankets to create a pillow/blanket for it and reenact some of their favorite games by using the pillows as pieces. The limits of what a play couch can offer exist only in the imagination of the children playing with it. A play couch comes with several pieces, usually six or so, they can be rearranged and manipulated to create these amazing play ideas. With vibrant colors, fun shapes, and eco-friendly materials a play couch for your kids is the ideal addition to their room’s decor.
Buy Them A Creativity Desk
Kids are creative. They often love to draw or do arts and crafts. Encouraging their hobbies at a young age is good for their self-esteem and helps them be more imaginative. Consider giving your kids a special desk they can use for art supplies, drawing, writing, or any other activity they please. Desks are versatile, too. They can come with or without chairs, be adjustable, and have several storage compartments depending on your needs. There are even portable options available for children who are always on the go. A kid’s creativity desk is a wise, feature-loaded investment that will serve your creative child well for quite some time as they grow.
Let Them Choose Their Wallpaper
Wallpaper is another area where kids should be allowed to have some agency and room to grow. After all, it’s going to be surrounding them every day! Think of it as artwork on your wall: something you enjoy looking at regularly. It can inspire, bring joy, or just be something they think is really cool. As developing children, certain types of wallpaper can help kids develop focus and improve brain activity in their nascent stages. As they get older, the wallpaper offers a familiar and comfortable imagery to help them throughout each day. Wallpaper can be an expression of a child’s personality or just something that they think is cool. Letting them have a little bit of agency over this aspect of their rooms gives them just enough control to help them adjust to how things work later in life.