Did your kids room bulk up over the winter holidays – maybe put on a few extra pounds in toys, gadgets and clothes? Have it looking thinner and lighter with these special slimming products.
#1: LESS IS MORE: Less clutter gives the appearance of a lighter space
Are the book shelves bursting? Can’t squeeze in a side table for that kindle or actual book? Reading material, electronics and gadgets scattered all over the floor? These bedside pocket organizers take up no additional space – instead they take advantage of the one piece of furniture that every bedroom already has, a bed. If you are capable of sewing than you can dream up any style you wish. We found some great step-by-step directions on My Moppet (Makes) blog. If you are more about a D.B.O. (done-by-others) check out these by Pottery Barn.
#2: ACCENTUATE YOUR ASSETS - Capitalize on your nursery's best piece of furniture, the crib
How is it possible that this tiny baby needs so much stuff? Where to tuck away those towering piles of extra blankets and adorable arm fulls of plush toys? What about making a 2am changing more efficient by having diapers and wipes right at your finger tips? The Napsac by YouthfulNest takes advantage of a space every nursery has to increase your storage, but most often goes untapped, the front of the crib. Not to mention with various fabric choices available this item brings additional style and flare to the room.
#3: SHAPE UP - Bring the eye up, up on the wall for interest and organization
There are dozens and dozens of wonderful bins and baskets to tuck away kids clutter, but then it is easy to wind-up with tons of bulky storage eating up your kids space instead. These specialty sports equipment, wall storage shelves are perfect to get things tidy and freeing-up precious floor space, not to mention double as cool kid room decor.
#4: Stand Up Straight - More vertical furniture pieces add functionality, not volume
Trying to squeeze in a desk to your child’s space? Try a room-lengthening, leaning desk on for size. They are lighter in weight and mass, adding functionality without bulk. In addition, the height of these leaning desks provide a more vertical proportion that helps balance the proportions of other furnishings in a room. With just a teeny-tiny corner space to fit a study area in our daughters newly designed room (Eques-Tween Make-Over) we were relieved to find this Euro size, 30"W x 18"D x 54.5"H, Little Sloane Leaning Desk by The Land Of Nod. Another good option at slightly more mature styling, richer colors and higher price tag is the Sawyer Leaning Desk by Crate & Barrel.