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Creating a Child-Friendly Bedroom for Your Kids
Creating a Child-Friendly Bedroom for Your Kids
Children between the ages of 3 and 12 will begin to express themselves based on their surroundings. Depending on what kind of personality your child is will begin to shape their rooms. This is a whole different person in your life and you want them to feel comfortable in their own space.
Pillows, blankets, and colour schemes are just some of the choices your child and you will make together. Let’s take a look at these and other aspects of creating a child-friendly bedroom your child will feel comfortable in.
Talk to Your Child about their Sleeping Preferences
Is your child experiencing any sort of discomfort while sleeping? Are they too hot, or too cold perhaps? What about the feeling of their blanket? Is it soft and comfy? And pillows? Would they prefer one pillow or two?
These types of questions will give you an idea of what they like and what they dislike. This conversation with your child will show them that you care, and it teaches them a certain degree of empathy too. Sit together and make a list of changes they would like to their bedroom.
Once you have your list, let them be a part of the revamp. The planning phase, the online shopping phase and all the choices in between. Here are some questions you may consider asking:
- Would you prefer a pillow that’s firmer or softer?
- What colour would you like your walls to be?
- Is there a particular theme you would like in your bedroom?
- Do you sleep hot or cold?
- What pictures and decorations would you like in your bedroom?
Now that you have your answers, it’s time for the planning phase.
Identify What Type of Sleeper Your Child is
Different people have different ways they sleep. Children are no different. The way they sleep will determine what kind of pillow you get them. It will also be a chance for you to renegotiate their bedtime if they have one.
If your child is very young, you may want to slip into their bedroom while they are asleep and check the following:
- Do they sleep on their side, back, or stomach?
- Do they tend to be very restless while they sleep?
- Do they wake up easily or do they sleep deeply?
Understanding the type of sleeper you child is will help you better understand what they need for their bedroom. This is especially true when it comes to buying new pillows. But it also relates to duvet covers, pillowcases, and décor.
The Best Pillows for Your Kids
Most kids love fluffy pillows. So, it can be tricky to get them something they want, while still giving them something they need. Posture for children is super important, as it sets them up for good posture for the rest of their adult lives.
For this reason, the best pillow you can get for your child is one that is soft & fluffy, that still gives them the support they need. Down pillows are definitely the best of both in this case. They are super soft, but still provide a contouring effect under your child’s neck, head, and shoulders.
However, some kids are allergic to down. Most of them grow out of it when they’re older, but while they young, down alternative pillows may be a better option. They’re more affordable, very supportive, and your kids will love how fluffy and soft they are.
A good pillowcase pairs well with a down or down alternative pillow. Always opt for 100% cotton or Pima cotton pillowcases when covering your child’s pillowcase. This will add to the softness and comfort, plush they’re super easy to clean. 100% cotton pillowcases are also very durable, so they’ll last a long time—even after lots of pillow fights.
Colour Schemes for Children’s Bedrooms
Your kids will have a grand old time assisting you with colour schemes for their bedrooms. Lamps, curtains, and wall paint should all match a particular theme that doesn’t give you an eyesore when you walk past their rooms.
A good rule of thumb is to let them choose one colour, and then pick a corresponding colour that matches well with it. In each case, also opt for duvet covers that are classic and timeless, as these will go with whatever strange and wonderful colours your kids come up with. White, beige or charcoal are safe options.
Another great addition to your child’s bedroom is family pictures. You can get super creative with the framing and placement of these photos. Plus, if your child has an interesting sense of humour, you could even use funky filters on the photos before having them printed out and framed.
Adding framed photographs of your family members in your child’s bedroom will bring a great deal of comfort and love to their living space.
Sheets and Duvet Covers for Kids
Fitted sheets and duvet covers should be selected for children with care. Many of the cheaper sheets found in linen shops tend to hard and scratchy, while many will also tear or wear out quickly. That’s why it’s always better to opt for pure cotton sheets and duvet covers.
Comfortable Fitted Sheets
100% Cotton or Pima cotton sheets are the best option for children’s beds for a number of reasons. Firstly, cotton fabric is extremely light and breathable, ensuring a warm bed in winter and a cool bed in summer. The material is also good for the skin, and stays fresh.
For kids that may still be in a bed wetting stage, cotton is the most practical of all sheet fabrics. Cotton sheets are easy to wash, and can be sun-dried very quickly. Because cotton doesn’t stain as easily as other fabrics, spills and other mishaps can be dealt with swiftly and without hassle.
Thirdly, cotton fabric is super durable. Wear and tear will not affect your child’s sheets any time soon, which is a good thing if your child likes playing or rough-housing in their bedroom. A good cotton sheet is a great investment, one that will actually save you money in the long run.
We recommend buying at least two cotton sheets for your child’s bed, as this will mitigate the time between washes, and let you change the sheets regularly without leaving your kid’s bed unmade.
A New Duvet Cover Set – Practical or Fun?
You can go two ways with a new duvet cover set for your child’s bedroom. If they’re still quite young, they may prefer a duvet cover that’s thematic, fun, and picturesque.
Older children may prefer something a little more on the classic side, in which case you can opt for timeless colours such as charcoal, white, or tan. These colours go well with most colours and will fit in well with whatever theme your kid has opted for during the planning phase.
Once again, pure cotton duvet covers is the way to go here. If you’re going the thematic route for their duvet covers, it may be difficult to find a cotton duvet cover that has the exact picture they want. But if you’re opting for a classic colour, cotton duvet covers are easy to find.
Nurturing Your Kid’s Passion Through Bedroom Décor
Some kids love Minecraft, others like My Little Pony. Whatever your child is a fan of right now, try to integrate those themes into their bedroom. There are tons of ways to do this, such as:
- Wall murals
- Wall posters
- Decorative pillows
- …and more!
These decorations don’t necessarily have to be according to a Disney or game theme. They could just reflect your child’s passion for drawing, playing chess, comic books, sport, reading, or creativity of any kind. Implementing this into your planning and design will show your child that you care about what’s important to them.
Practicality, Health, Cleanliness and Comfort
South Africa’s softest bedsheets are more than just comfortable. Comfy also provides a sense of health and wellbeing with their bedding. High quality cotton linen is easy on the skin, breathable & fresh, and sets your child up for a good night’s rest.
When it comes to practicality, all our products are easy to wash & dry, last longer than other fabrics, and end up being excellent investments in terms of wear and tear, maintenance, and convenience.
Shop for your child’s bedding online and enjoy the experience of SA’s softest and best quality linen.