A child-friendly home ensures the safety of children from unjustified injuries such as electric shock, falls, burns, and tripping, among other things. However, ensuring a child's safety while keeping it interesting for children and optimizing space in a small house presents a challenging task. We shares a list of the top tips parents can help. Living in a small house is challenging due to the limited space. It becomes even more difficult when you have a child at home.
Injuring yourself when tripping over furniture and finding electrical outlets is easier because the child has less freedom of movement. It takes smart planning and strategy to provide children with a safe home and ensure they don't feel trapped. Furniture, wall paint, toys, and play area design are some things to consider when building a kid-friendly tiny house.
Fun with furniture buying the right furniture can help make your home feel spacious, safe, and interesting for kids. Parents should invest in padded, rounded furniture so injured children don't injure themselves on sharp furniture edges. Here are some options to invest in.
Folding furniture a sofa during the day and a comfortable bed for a child at night: families who live in very small spaces rely on this evergreen. The fold-out sofa bed also guarantees enough play space for the children in the house. Another piece of folding furniture worth mentioning is a wall-mounted study table. Instead of investing in a bulky study table that could take up valuable space, you can invest in a wall-mounted study table that folds against the wall when not in use.
Multipurpose Furniture because every inch is of great value in a small home, you should look at each piece of furniture in a different light. Buy creative furniture that can serve you in different ways. For example, buy a stool with plenty of storage space. This can be used as a seat, a center table as well as storing toys when the kids are done playing. If you have more than one child, consider investing in bunk beds, as furniture placed vertically takes up less space. Give preference to bunk beds where the stairs double as storage space.
Buying toys Children crave lots of toys, and as a parent raising their children in a small household, you cannot afford to indulge all their desires with toys big and small. Instead of buying them new toys every time, you can join a toy swapping group in your area. This saves you money, keeps your house tidy and the children don't get bored when they get their hands on a new toy every few weeks.
A rule of thumb when you absolutely have to buy them a new toy: if it doesn't fit, it doesn't fit.
Color Splash Growing children love the colors around them. Help keep you interested. The only advice here is to use bright colors. Living in a small house with dark colors makes the space look even more cluttered.
Bedding and Furniture You can choose two or three complementary colors, such as yellow, green, and blue, or light pink, pink, and maroon, to create a bedding and furniture theme. Based on mural painting. Instead of opting for colourful walls, you can opt for colourful carpets, sheets and even duvet covers. Glossy paint on the walls reduces the need to store so many toys and reduces the likelihood of clutter. Glossy lacquer can become a game board for school children because it is very easy to clean. In a small house, managing toys is a big pain, but having paint like this on the walls can keep your kids busy without unnecessarily cluttering the room with toys. Alternatively, you can opt for chalkboard paint on one of the walls. The play area Play is an important aspect that contributes to a child's overall development. You don't have to devote an entire room to your gaming time, especially if you live in a small house. What you can do instead is dedicate a small play area, say a 4x6 foot area between the kitchen and living room. You can give the wall a different look by putting up a light-coloured wallpaper or wall color of the children's choice. This way they get their own play area and you can keep an eye on them while they work in the kitchen. Time to Learn As home learning has become the new norm, setting up a home study space has become a necessity. A creative solution, as mentioned above, is to bring home a wall-mounted desk. You can also create storage space to create your own workspace. All you have to do is create a section in the closet without stretching it across the room. Transparent furniture can also be considered, as it does not make the house look cluttered.
If you are living in a small home and wish to make the most out of it, it is wise to start planning early on about how you can re-use the furniture once the kids outgrow it. With a bit of carpentry skill, you can turn the crib into a seat, for instance. Moreover, investing in furniture the height of which can be adjusted (think study table and chair with expandable legs!) comes in as a great help in a tiny home with kids belonging to different age groups. Think of a design that grows with your child!