Nothing is permanent with children. Their tastes and interests will shift with each passing year, leading to new favourite colours, new hairstyles, new curtain and bedspread preferences, new posters on the wall. Even with all this flux and all the various new furnishings and accessories you will need to buy to keep up with it, it is still possible to set up some permanence in your child’s bedroom. You can create a room for your new baby that will be the mainstay of their life through toddlerhood, tweendom and adolescence. While beds may be replaced, new coats of paint may be added and decorations will be torn down over and over, there can always be an unchangeable core of key items and installations that will stay with your child throughout.
START WITH THE CUPBOARDS
In the empty shell of your child’s new bedroom, before any furniture has been added, there is only one feature present. This one feature will stay there no matter what else changes, so you have to choose it wisely. We’re talking, of course, about the built-in cupboard. Its contents will change but it will always be the same. Our cupboard doors come in three neutral colours, all of which will fit in with any colour scheme or change in the room’s contents.
INCLUDE AS MUCH MULTI-PURPOSE FURNITURE AS YOU CAN
When a baby’s on the way, it’s very tempting to splash out on something like a changing station. This is all very well, but you’re only going to use it for a couple of years at the most. Then you’ll have to move that bulky piece of furniture out to make way for something else. A smart option is to invest in something like our Felix Fox’s Student Desk. You can put a changing mat on top of it to start off and, in a few years, it will become a place for your child to enjoy arts and crafts and do their homework, growing with him or her, from infancy to student years. Plus it folds away when not in use, maximising the available space. Speaking of which…
YOU CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH SPACE
As your children grow, the clothes, toys and other accessories they acquire will only pile up. While you may want to do a Spring clean every year and get rid of what they don’t use anymore, there is still likely to be plenty left over – and more to come. Maximise those reliable built-in cupboards by installing space savers. That way, when Johnny acquires more sporting goods, or Jane develops a liking for footwear, they’ll have the space to keep their treasures and necessities.
Browse our products online or at your nearest Game branch, or contact us to discuss your new child’s room.