When we moved into our house 4 years ago we spent a day or two grappling with the enormity of the task of unpacking and sorting out rooms. On our second evening in our new home though, H asked when his room would be sorted and we quickly realised that it wasn’t enough that we had his bed set up, we needed to get the room done. We spent the whole day shopping for new storage, putting it together, unpacking, cleaning, etc. and got his room fit for purpose. It was the only room that was completely sorted in the whole house. It seemed to make him feel a lot more settled in his new home.
Now though that room isn’t really doing what we want it to do and we have highlighted as our next decorating project. I’ve been looking for boys bedrooms ideas, but we still have a lot of decisions to make. He’s got a big room, but he needs a lot of storage, but also room to play. We need a room that will be fun now, but will be able to adapt as he moves towards those teenage years.
One thing we are keen to do is use the height of his room (he has a high ceiling) to help supply his storage needs, so we can free up space in the middle of his room for fun things. As he gets older I think we need to provide a working space in his room, so he can work there if he chooses. I think in practice as an only child he might prefer to use the kitchen table or the dining room to do his homework instead, but giving him the option to work in his room is still important I think and may become more so as he gets older.
This post has been in collaboration with homify.