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Your kids’ rooms should not only be areas that they enjoy for their appearances, but also practical spaces where they can play and do their homework. To achieve this balance between fun looks and utility, you should include certain furnishings and items to make the most of each room’s limited area. These are a few functional pieces to include in kids’ rooms to do just that.
Hooks are unobtrusive, yet useful tools for putting away some of the clutter in your kids’ rooms. They don’t take up much space as full-scale furniture does, and they help your children keep their area clean so that no one is tripping over things lying on the floor. Kids can quickly put clothes, hats, and bags on hooks that you attach to walls or doors, making tidying up less of a chore for them. You can also find hooks in quirky designs that your kids will like because they reflect their interests or come in their favorite colors.
Beds with Storage
Closets, shelves, and cabinets may be the first things your mind goes to when you think of storage, but beds can also act as functional pieces to include in kids’ rooms for stowing away their belongings. Find bed frames that include pull-out drawers underneath to eliminate some of the need for separate drawers. This way, the kids will have more space to do various activities, since their rooms won’t be filled with large furniture. Even if their room is big, a bed with storage can help your kids get more organized with their stuff; they’ll have the ability to separate objects in different categories in those compartments.
Rugs can visually enhance a room’s style and also make the floor a comfortable place for children to sit or stand on as they go about their day. Whereas a bare wood floor might feel too hard to play on, a soft rug can provide cushioning so that the room becomes a place your kids want to spend time in. Rugs can also make the floor less slippery if your kids like to run around in their socks. As long as you secure the rugs by placing them partially under furniture and/or using rug pads, they don’t move around. When choosing a kid’s room rug, settle on an option that is made of a durable material and weave so that it can stand up heavy foot traffic and spills.