Organizing a Child Friendly Room

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated November 14, 2019)

It is always loads of fun to try and organize a child friendly room, particularly when it is the child's room itself! If you have ever wanted to create a room, or even a home, that is more appealing and safe for children, then use these simple guidelines. When you are decorating, and organizing your rooms, use these guidelines to help ensure that you have created the best possible room for your child.

  • Who is the room for? Whether you are organizing the child's bedroom, or you are wanting to make your living room a little more child friendly, you need to keep in mind who will be using that room. Basically, who is the room for? If children can reasonably be expected to be in the room on a regular basis, then plan accordingly. One of the most common mistakes that people make when organizing a child friendly room is to think of children as adults, but only small.
  • Safety first! Remember that smaller children love to explore and look around. This can often lead to some kind of problem or another. When you look at your room, look around and think what a child might like to do. If at all possible, remember what you used to be like as a child, and plan accordingly. Cover all electrical outlets (children love to poke things into other things), ensure electrical cords are not accessable by children (the children are always trying to test gravity, and like to see things fall), and so on. Keep in mind that if something looks potentially dangerous then fix it.
  • Think like a child. When you look at the room, there are two reasons why you should think like a child. The first was explained in the last guideline—it's a safety measure. The second is that you want the room to be appealing to all members of your family, children included. In your living room, include things that the children may like to use, such as a small child sized chair, or a special area that they can call theirs.
  • If possible have the child help you. The best way to ensure that you have created a child friendly room is to have the child work on it with you. This way, not only can you explain to your child why you can or cannot use certain things, you will also be able to get the child's input on what they would like the room to look like. This does not mean that you have to follow every whim that you child comes up with when decorating, but it is a good idea to have their perspective in mind when creating a child friendly room.

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Lee Wyatt

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