Designing Your Child’s Dream Bedroom/Playroom

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An elaborate tudor-village playroom with slide and lofts (homedit).
An elaborate tudor-village playroom with slide and lofts (homedit).

We all want what is best for our children. We want them to be forever happy, to make lots of friends, to dream big, and to succeed in everything they attempt. Of course, this is easier said than done. The world can be a nasty place, but they’ve learned that home is where they are safe and loved.

A shipwreck bed in an underwater themed bedroom (awesomeinventions).
A shipwreck bed in an underwater themed bedroom (awesomeinventions).

A child’s home should be their safe haven, where they have nothing to fear and are free to conjure up their big dreams. These big dreams will later morph into their aspirations and shape their character.

Woodland themed bedroom with an enclosed loft (byrodesigns).
Woodland themed bedroom with an enclosed loft (byrodesigns).

Enclosed areas -including lofts, niches, spaces under the bed, or reimagined closets- are an amazing outlet for children.

Pirate bedroom with floating pirate ship and bridge (lamausa).
Pirate bedroom with floating pirate ship and bridge (lamausa).

While adults may see these in their simplest terms, children see them as hidden, mysterious, and –most importantly– full of possibilities.

A bedroom with a nautical, fishing theme, featuring boat bed (furnikids).
A bedroom with a nautical, fishing theme, featuring boat bed (furnikids).

That little niche can become a cave, a castle, a cottage, a home.

Cinderella themed bedroom, all the way down to the "pumpkin" carriage (smoothfm).
Cinderella themed bedroom, all the way down to the “pumpkin” carriage (smoothfm).

It could be a hiding place from the ogre they’re attempting to slay or a the fairy cottage they’ve been combing the forest for.

Adorable cottage themed room with a bed inside the cottage and loft on top (poshtots).
Adorable cottage themed room with a bed inside the cottage and loft on top (poshtots).

If you have observed that your child has an obsession with a certain genre of make-believe -for example pirates, racecars, fairies, medieval knights, etc.

Marketplace stall themed play area (ikea).
Marketplace stall themed play area (ikea).

A fantastic way of securing that love for fantastical adventures can be to transform their room into another land.

Related:
Decorating with Games
Castle playroom, complete with wall mural and door (youdreamit-webuildit)
Castle playroom, complete with wall mural and door (youdreamit-webuildit)

This not only embraces their love for playtime but can open up new doors that they had never before imagined.

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