It’s no longer really a choice for kids today to be immersed in technology now that a good chunk of life is lived online, so it’s become increasingly more important to give them a break from the Internet – to inspire old-fashioned creativity and imagination.
With that in mind, we’ve come up with three ways to upgrade kids’ rooms that amount to healthy distractions from their electronic devices. Let’s take a look.
It’s true that every corner of a kid’s room is a potentially a craft corner – and may have the looks to prove it – but there’s power in designating a specific space for creativity.
You can design your corner with a theme in mind, but part of the goal can also be one of organization and limiting the destructive forces that often accompany bouts of creative genius.
To that end, think about durable furniture and storage, chalkboard wall decals or paint, and a plastic mat to protect the carpet from spills.
Sturdy shelving is step one to making a great reading nook. Choose short shelves to make books more accessible and lower the odds of them toppling over if they get bumped or pulled.
As for seating, nothing beats a bean bag for a kid’s reading nook – except maybe two bean bags. There are all kinds of styles and sizes so you can mix things up while still keeping the space comfortable and casual.
As many adults who have worked at home know, having separate office and play spaces in the home helps lead a more balanced life. And, why wouldn’t the same be true of kids?
It may not be as fun as a reading nook or craft corner, but a homework station may help kids focus and put them in gear to learn. A comfortable chair, good task lighting and space for school supplies are a great start.
Have fun trying these fun DIY kids’ room upgrades, and maybe they’ll have some fun, too!