When I was a little girl I loved rearranging my room, organizing my closet, sorting my clothes, and arranging my treasures my shelves. It’s funny how I get the same excited feelings that I did back then when I organize a child’s room today. A child’s room is such a special place, it’s the one room in a home that is truly theirs. It is important to teach them to have pride in this space and the best way to do that is to give them an organized room that reflects their personality and their interests.
One of my clients moved into a new home and I have been busy helping him get unpacked and settled in. He downsized from 4,000 square feet to 2,000 square feet. I started with his son’s room because it is most important for him to feel settled. Because of the smaller floor plan I needed to downsize a lot of his son’s toys and create storage for the items that he wanted to keep. I worked alone for most of my sessions, luckily my client gave me guidelines for what his son plays with so I would have an idea of what to get rid of. I made sure all of the games and toys had all of their parts and worked – which meant I had to brush up on my Nerf gun, Lego, board games, and race car knowledge…ha!
His son’s room is on the smaller side with limited wall space, one wall has sliding glass doors to the patio, the other fits a lofted bed with drawers and a desk, the next has a door for the bathroom and the entrance (with a dresser in the middle), and the last wall has a large built in bookcase on it (the room used to be a home office).
The bookcase needs to be storage for his treasures, some of his clothing, his toys, and his books. I wanted him to be able to have access to everything without the bookcase looking overly cluttered. After I sorted through everything in this room and unpacked the rest of his toy boxes throughout the house, I categorized everything and decided it would be best to store all of his toys in bins because they contained so many little parts. To conceal them I installed small green ClosetMaid bins, (green because they matched his green and brown monkey bedding). I use this product ALL of the time and I love it because it is low-cost, lightweight, and easy for little hands to pull on and off the shelves. I had to think back to what I would want as a little kid so I displayed all of his little treasures at eye level so he could enjoy them. When it comes to children’s rooms it is okay to have a little clutter from time to time! The result turned out great my client loved the clean look and his son’s excitement couldn’t be contained.
I chose to install bins on the bottom two shelves because they would be at eye level for my client’s son. There were 2 shelves with a total of 16 bins, plenty for toys and a few extras for shoes and hats.
Several small bins with Legos is much more manageable that one large tub. My client’s son can easily pull them out to play without being overwhelmed over needing help.
I hope you like this makeover and have a great weekend! I announced the winner of the $50 gift card on Facebook today so make sure to check and see if you won! Also, Touchdown Week starts next week so make sure to stop by to see which teams my blog readers are cheering for and the recipes they enjoy with their friends and family!