We all love our bedrooms. Getting to spend time in a comfortable space that’s totally private is one of life’s simplest pleasures. However, when you have kids, it can often feel as though you no longer get to enjoy that pleasure in life because they are constantly coming in during the night, wanting to sleep with you or simply trying to use your room as yet another play area. Well, one of the most common reasons that this tends to happen is because your kids don’t feel as settled and comfortable in their own room as they should. This can often be a source of a lot of stress for kids and parents alike, but the solutions aren’t quite as far away or complicated as you might think. With that in mind, here are some incredibly simple things that you can do in order to help your child feel more comfortable in their own room.
Find an awesome bed
It shouldn’t really be much of a surprise that the centrepiece of any bedroom is the bed. Now, kids can be pretty fussy about spending the night in their own bed. Even if they’re past the phase of climbing into bed with you at night, they can heavily resist the idea of having to go to bed at all when they’d much rather stay up playing and having fun all night. Well, one of the best ways to avoid this problem is simply to give your child the coolest bed possible. There are plenty of children’s beds that are both incredibly comfortable, are seriously fun as well. Whether that’s because they’re themed in a certain way, or simply because you’ve found sheets with their favourite characters on them. These simple touches can make your child feel much more comfortable and relaxed in their room during the night.
Make their toys easily accessible
Of course, it’s not just night time that your child will be spending in their bedroom. You want it to be a space that they can enjoy playing in during the day as well. Well, the best way to do that is to make sure that they have easy access to all their toys as easily as possible. This means that it’s best to keep them as close to the ground as possible. For one thing, you really don’t want your child climbing on pieces of furniture to get a toy that’s just out of reach. By keeping things on or near the floor then your child always has access to their stuff and is able to engage in a lot more independent play during the day.
Get them involved in the decoration
Decorating a kid’s room can be one of the most fun things in the world since it involves a lot more creativity than most other decorating jobs. So why not get your kids involved? Not only will they find it an incredibly fun and engaging activity but it will allow them to develop a much stronger sense of ownership over their room than if they simply walked in one day and all of the decorating was done for them. Let them decide how they want it to look and let them get their hands dirty. There’s nothing kids love more than getting covered in paint!
Spend time in there with them
Now, kids need their own space, that’s an undeniable fact, but if you want them to really love their room then the best thing that you can do is actually spend time in their with them. By playing with them and showing them how they can engage with their room as a usable space, they’ll start to love it in the way that you love your own room. Not only that but doing that helps to keep all of the chaos of play time isolated in one specific place rather than letting it spread all over the house, causing you to spend all of your time tripping over toys and picking up after your kids. Spend time in their room with them and you’ll eventually find that it becomes their favourite place in the whole world.
Now, this is not to say that you should suddenly turn your bedroom into a “no kids allowed” zone. However, as a parent, it’s important that you have a space where you can relax and get away from all of the chaos and stress that so often comes with parenting. By giving your kids a space where they feel as comfortable as possible, you make it that much easier to do the same thing for yourself.