2023 Author: Anita Thornton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-22 03:30
Creative solutions to make several children live together in one room.
It happens that our desire for children and our residential situation are not on the same wavelength. I myself had the happy surprise of expecting a second little wolf when we lived in a two-bedroom condo and drove a car with two doors. As moving is not done by shouting scissors and sometimes the circumstances simply do not lend themselves to it, here are solutions for this happy problem.
My first piece of advice is very simple: put the situation into perspective. It is much easier to approach a challenge by being positive. Several children share their room, whether elsewhere in the world or in the not so distant past. Think of the large families of Quebec of yesteryear, our grandmothers certainly did not have a room for each child. It is quite possible to have happy children who adapt to a situation that is not so irregular as that.
Before even thinking about decorating
Think about storage; The secret to storage is to have as little as possible to put away. Make a selective and rigorous sorting and keep only the essentials in the room. To help you in this exercise, read the article Effective storage. Also optimizecloset space by installing two poles, one above the other.
Who says several children means several beds. If the age difference requires it, make the transition to the large bed in order to free up the crib for the baby who is arriving. To learn more, see the article From bunk to queen.
For older children, you can also use the bunk beds. Kids love them and they take advantage of the overhead space that is often overlooked. The loft type bed is also great for finding space to make an office space. Curtains around it can create a nice private space. In both cases, do not forget to install a lamp for the occupant of the top. Battery-operated lamps that stick on the wall are ideal.
Here the key is to match, not to have a perfect kit. To arrange the furniture together, play with the colors. A set of mismatched furniture, but all painted white, for example, looks very nice.
Remember that the starting point of any bedroom is the bedding. It is the most complicated to choose, so it is essential to make the choice of colors and accessories according to the fabrics and not the opposite. Stripes and polka dots are fun unisex patterns and always easy to coordinate. In the event of an impasse, turn to tailor-made clothing. More expensive to buy, it gives a superior quality result and a glancebeautiful.
For wall coloring, it all depends on your situation. For children of the same sex, no problem. But when it comes to having girls and boys in the same room, a bit more thought is in order. In this case, choose a unisex shade or, on the contrary, separate the bedroom into two distinct and contrasting zones. You can also paint the walls a neutral color and play with punchy accessories according to the tastes of each child. vinyl wall decals are a great way to put this idea into practice.
It is important not to neglect the intimacy aspect. A simple accessory to make a division in a shared room is the curtain. Suspended from the ceiling with a rail or a pole, it allows the space to be modulated according to the needs and moods of the occupants. Another way to separate another is the classic Ikea-style bottomless bookcase. Always affordable and effective!
In closing, the important thing is to be creative, but to avoid the superfluous. Use all the spaces within your reach and bet on the accessories to personalize. Take some time to reflect and plan your project well and browse the web a bit to find inspiration. By the way, also take the opportunity to teach your children some basic rules on sharing and respecting intimacy in order to make cohabitation easier.
If these few tips are still insufficient, do not hesitate to seek professional help and opt forbespoke furniture for the room. It will definitely be cheaper than buying a bigger house.