How to smarten up your kids’ rooms

Every inch is like liquid gold in space-starved urban apartments. Children have a lot of belongings that increase as they age and develop hobbies. Here are some space-saver décor options to maximise the space in your kids rooms.

Tips from experts to maximise space in your junior’s room and keep it free of clutter

Table up

Pallavi Pashine, principal architect, Salankar Pashine & Associates, Nagpur, says the key point to keep in mind while shaping aesthetics for a child’s room is to ensure that the area can grow with the child.   A study table is a must. “A wall-mounted table can be used as a study table in the future. For durability and easy maintenance, bring it in marble, the base in veneer and wood, with rounded edges for safety,” she adds. Keep most furniture options moveable and replaceable. The table can be used as a storage area for toys. Space under the table can be used to organise sports-related items. “Colourful boxes serve as a primary storage space for the child, as they can contain innumerable toys and blocks easily. A multi-use storage box and pull-out drawers can be used for various purposes — to store clothes, shoes, or toys,” she says.  The height of the table can be fixed keeping in mind how you want to use the space below. Anurag Pashine, co-principal architect, says, “If your son or daughter plans to study abroad, you can accommodate his or her luggage under the table.”  Tabletop with lacquered glass and wood, and a stationery drawer are preferred. Bring in an adjustable chair to accompany the the table.

Shelfie goals 

Keeping the room fuss-free, clean, and organised is often a challenge. Shaily Ganatra, founder and principal designer, The Auura Interior Design Studio, Rajkot, says, “Bring in a knee-wall dresser. This utilises the

internal space of your walls and leaves you with a huge drawer without sacrificing room space.”  Introduce a wall-mounted coat rack to organise windcheaters and blazers. It frees up the floor, which can be used to store books. Often multipurpose units encompass the function of shelves (see photograph). “One of our designs for a five-year-old, combines storage space with a dedicated reading area. The yellow circle in it is made of a soft cushion fabric, which makes it a com…

Shilpi Madan for Deccan Herald

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