When I was a child I always dreamed of having a loft bedroom. It seemed so cosy, being tucked away at the top of the house, and I knew it was a project I would want to undertake with my own children. I have spent a long time thinking about how to make a loft conversion work for my house, and especially for children, so I’ve put together some tips for anyone else who would like to take the plunge. Here’s how to design the perfect child’s room in your loft conversion.
Keep your child’s personality in mind
You might be struggling with where to start with your child’s brand new bedroom. You have had the idea to create a loft conversion, you’ve priced everything up and organised the construction – now what? It is important to keep your child’s personality at the forefront of your mind, to help guide you into making the right choices. Your child might be a dreamer who likes to look out at the stars, or a reader who could do with a cosy little reading nook. Take into account their personality and you have the chance to create them their dream room.
Think about the future
If your child is moving up to a loft conversion bedroom, you need to make sure it is something that is going to work for them for the rest of their childhood. A child goes through a number of personalities throughout all of their life stages growing up, and their needs are constantly changing, so you need to make sure that their bedroom space is flexible and able to give them safety, security, privacy but also the freedom to express themselves through their decor and layout.
Consider what works best for your home
There are all kinds of types of loft conversion, so it’s important to look at the variety of shapes that are offered and think about what works with the overall aesthetic of your home. Not only is the look important but think about how each style of loft conversion will function – for example a skylight loft conversion might be your favourite design in terms of how it looks, but it might create issues with keeping a steady temperature in your child’s bedroom.
Include your child in the process
You want your child to be excited about their brand new bedroom, and a great way to do this is allowing them to make their mark on it! Within reason, have your child involved in the decision making – not only will this give them ownership of the project but they will learn a lot of valuable skills that they can take with them and use later in life, such as sticking within a budget and considering their decisions from every angle to make sure it is the right one.
Would you convert your loft into a child’s bedroom? Share your thoughts in the comments below.