Blue and White Stripes Complete This Kiddie Bedroom Transformation
A young boy finds joy in his redesigned room
Parents only want the best for their children, and Danah Calleja is no exception. The doting mom wrote a makeover entry for her nine-year-old son Liam’s bedroom. Danah is aware of her son’s need for a space where he could be playful and inventive, which coincides with Liam’s requests for changes in his bedroom.
Interior designers Ann “Anndee” Dee and Doty Yap were assigned to transform the kid’s bedroom according to the Callejas’ wishes. With the primary objective of making the space more suitable for Liam, the duo’s game plan included these points: the removal of bulky pieces, provisions for storage, and application of colors that would go well with the nine-year-old’s taste.
Here are ideas that we can learn from this makeover:
Due to budget constraints, it was impossible to replace all existing furniture with new ones, so they had to think of alternatives. An old single bed in Danah’s storage was given a new lease in life after some minor adjustments. An idea prior to that was to chop the bunk bed into a single bed.
Liam doesn’t really use the computer, so they transferred the equipment and the table to another room and replaced it with a proper desk. It’s important to give kids enough space—one way is to eliminate items that aren’t kid-friendly or do not serve any purpose for them.
The light blue and white horizontal stripes give the illusion of larger space, addressing one of Danah’s biggest concerns. Storage boxes in whimsical patterns also add a playful element to the room.
Read the original article ("Child's Play") in the July 2006 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.
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