1. Choose an evolving bed…
© Bébé Provence via Chambrekids.com Since the bed is THE piece of furniture that will truly follow the evolution of your little one, you might as well plan, from the start, a model that will adapt gradually. And there is no shortage of choice! The cribs thus transform into a child's bed and then ends up as a bench in a teenager's bedroom. In this way, the evolutionary bed adapts to the growth of children without rushing them!
© Bébé Provence via Chambrekids.com In practice, the evolving bed starts with standard dimensions (70cm x 140cm) and then offers a larger bed (around 90cm x 200 cm but this may vary depending on the model). Other extendable beds do not grow, but offer ultra practical storage modules. Some models, for example, include storage and a changing table. Others even turn into small offices!
2… Or change beds!
© Junior Provence via Chambrekids.com If you did not resist the call of an ultra cozy cradle for your baby, you will have to change the bed when baby grows! And this time, you want to invest in a more durable bed. So to anticipate the next developments, you can imagine a room that will follow him until his adolescence! We are thinking, for example, of installing a mezzanine that will give your child a new look at his bedroom. Because, when the bed takes on height, a whole new space is offered to it. You will be able to arrange an office area, a relaxation or reading area under his bed! If your child is still too small to sleep high up, think of the cabin bed! Ideal for him to create his cocoon, the cabin bed allows your child to feel safe while gaining more space. In the same way, if you have a single bed, you can install a canopy to reassure your child and not rush him into this big change!
3. Bet on ingenious furniture
© Flexa Beyond the bed, other furniture too will have to adapt to your child's growth. Again, you will save savings and time if you anticipate these changes. How? 'Or' What ? By choosing modular and adjustable furniture! This scalable highchair is the perfect example! Not only is it adjustable according to the size of your child, but in addition, once the tablet and the harness removed, it becomes a normal seat. Not to mention its wooden design to die for. Enough to keep it for several years…
© Illa by Teehee
© Illa by Teehee In the same vein, the suspended seats can be adjusted as you see fit. And what child wouldn't want a swing-like seat in their bedroom? As for the other furniture, note that there are also height-adjustable desks as well as beds convertible into desks. A Dutch furniture brand has even made evolutionary furniture, its credo! This is the brand Teehee (created by designer Dolores Teixidor) whose products seem to revolutionize the nursery! A cradle that becomes a child's bed then a bench, lockers and a changing table that can be modulated… The Illa furniture offers everything you need to transform a baby's bedroom into a child's bedroom! The good news ? The brand even wants to be eco-friendly! So, yes, it costs more to buy but believe us, it will quickly pay for itself since you will not need anything else!
4. Opt for a sustainable wall decoration
© Verbaudet When we plan for the future baby room, we have only one desire: to add color and crisp patterns throughout the room. Except that, you are not without knowing, that when baby becomes older, he will no longer have the same affinities with all the cubs of the wallpaper of his room! To avoid stripping and repainting the walls in the future, plan on painting in soft, neutral tones. The idea is to bet on a sustainable color and have fun with the decor, which can evolve more easily! Anyway, be sure to choose a quality paint that will resist pencil strokes and dirty fingers! And if the paint is washable, it's even better! As you can see, for a child's bedroom that lasts, you have to choose a relatively sober color. But nothing prevents you from brightening up one of the bedroom walls with wallpaper. Also think about the stickers and the masking tape with which you can create pretty graphic shapes on the walls. And why not invest in a slate effect paint? Ideal for imagining a wall of expression, the slate will be useful for a child as for a young adolescent!
5. Developing spaces
© Maisons du Monde After the sleeping area, it is up to the play area to undergo some changes. When he was still a baby, your little one could have fun on his play mat. But as it grows, its space must also grow! We imagine, for example, a relaxation area dedicated to reading and daydreaming. To do this, install a teepee (or a hammock for the older ones), collect the cushions and install a small library. The same goes for storage! Multiply them and teach them to manage themselves independently. As for the office area, it is essential from the CP class. But if you can, offer your child a small desk from an early age. Already, because he can settle there to draw but also because it allows him to take responsibility and make him want to learn. Add some suitable storage (lockers, baskets, etc.) to its size to develop its practicality and make books and pencils available! As for style, you can choose a school model if you like vintage atmospheres or a wooden desk for fans of Scandinavian and natural decoration. In any case, don't forget to install it near a window and add extra lamps!
6. Have fun with the decor
© Bébé Provence via Chambrekids.com It is good with the small decoration that you will be able to have fun in the child's room. Because, if it is recommended to bet on the long term as for painting and large furniture, we can only encourage you to let go with the decorative objects. Colors, patterns and prints, they will determine the style of the room over the years. The furniture above the cradle of a baby room can give way to animal trophies and wall pompoms in childhood which will in turn be replaced by a real headboard in adolescence. The night lights become extra lamps and so on ... As for furniture, we tend to want to change them each time we change course. But with a little imagination and good will, it is possible to customize them and give them a second lease of life. A brushstroke, a few touches of masking tape and you are with a brand new room! Finally, keep in mind to involve your child in the evolution of his room. The more he will feel invested, the easier it will be for him to create his universe ...