Getting a child to sleep can be relatively easy or incredibly difficult, depending on your child’s individual personality. Creating a relaxing bedroom is very important if you want to help improve your child’s sleep. This may require a lot of thought, especially if the bedroom is often used for play throughout the day.
Rather than needing to try and find a separate space for their toys, you may want to think about how you can add some relaxing elements into the bedroom.
Creating A Relaxing Bedroom For Your Child
Below are a few different ways on creating a relaxing bedroom for your child.
You may be hesitant to use a night light, especially if you don’t want your child fiddling with it during the night. Rather than leaving them in complete darkness, you may want to think about ways that you can give them some soft lighting, perfect for increasing visibility if they need to go to the bathroom and keep it well out of reach.
My youngest son has bedroom LED strip lights that really help soothe him at night. He feels comfortable with them on and that makes him sleep SO much better at night.
These can give off a comforting glow without impeding your child’s ability to get to sleep. They may also be battery operated, so you could also hook or hang the battery and control compartments well out of reach to make it safer.
Although your child may love bright colors, patterns, and characters, they could be keeping the brain active for a lot longer. Stimulation for children can be important, but this may be better suited to their toys or even another area of the home.
In the bedroom, you might want to consider painting the walls in a softer shade. Looking at a list of colors that are known to be relaxing could allow you to find the right one for your child’s bedroom.
Depending on the age of your child, they could also be involved in the process of choosing, making them feel like they still have some level of control over their own space!
Storage For Toys
It may be tempting for your child to get up and resume playing with their toys when they are meant to be in bed. My kids have all done this before!!
Rather than opting for shelving or clear toy bins, you might want to consider the different types of storage solutions available for your children’s rooms. These can allow you to put all the toys away at the end of the day, and keep them out of your child’s view.
In turn, that could help to let your child know when bedtime is and make the room look a bit tidier. If a toy isn’t on the floor, your child may be less tempted to go and seek it out. You can find kids furniture deals online or at second-hand stores, to help create a comfy and inviting room for your little one.
Creating a relaxing bedroom can be important for anyone to get a good night’s sleep, not just children. Altering the design of the room, as well as the way that you manage your child’s possessions, could help to make bedtime a lot easier.
Do you have anything tips or ideas on how to create a relaxing bedroom? If you do, please leave a comment below! I would love to hear your ideas!