All means are good when it becomes necessary to organize additional space in the children’s room. Perhaps you should focus on the competent design of the balcony area, if there is one in your child’s room. Just a few extra square meters will help you organize your kids’ items and toys, create a lighted area for activities and games.
Do’s and don’ts on the balcony of the children’s room:
- Do not store things on the balcony: Do not clutter up the space with things that have no place in other rooms. The child wants to fully and completely exercise control over the territory of his own room and the areas adjacent to it, but if something embarrasses him or violates the feeling of complete freedom, the child may doubt his rights. Invite the child to independently determine a place on the balcony where it will be possible to place what he needs.
- Insulate the walls and floor: If the children’s room has a balcony, you need to think about proper insulation, especially when you have to combine one space with another. If, for example, you equip a work area with a desk on the balcony, you must not allow the child doing his homework to be cold and uncomfortable to feel the ice surface under his feet.
- Do not use massive furniture: You should not place massive, uncomfortable furniture, even if you have a free closet and can save on buying a new item. Remember, the balcony cannot be overloaded at all for known safety reasons, and in the case of a children’s room, light built-in structures or a vertical row of shelves will be appropriate here.
The first thing we recommend to think about when decorating the balcony space in the nursery is the organization of a full-fledged workplace for the child. It doesn’t matter how old the kid is today, because the day will come and he will go to kindergarten, and then to school. Therefore, a desk with a comfortable chair or an ergonomic chair is the first thing, bookshelves and drawers for accessories are the second thing..
Standard apartments, where the room opens onto a balcony, often no longer have windows. That is why the balcony is the most suitable place for organizing a study area. Natural daylight will be the best lighting when working on homework, drawing, besides, the window will supply the room with fresh air, and the contemplation of nature outside the window will certainly reflect on the quality of the child’s work.
Regardless of whether a balcony is combined with a children’s room or not, a balcony or bay window can serve as a secluded place to relax, read books or play with the guys who come to visit.
If the nursery and the loggia form a single room, you can arrange the area by the window using a stationary bench with a soft seat and pillows, as well as drawers built into its body, where it is convenient to store the little things, toys, literature needed by the child.
On the loggia, which is traditionally located outside the window and balcony door, you can simply install a neat children’s sofa, and attach hanging shelves to the wall next to it.
Usually, if a child is keen on creativity, after working with paints, clay, chalk, the so-called artistic disorder remains. Try to transfer everything the young talent needs to the balcony and you will see how much cleaner and neater the nursery will become, and the rest of the rooms, too.
Place some flower pots in your child’s creative area. This is both beautiful and useful, and creates a feeling of unity with nature in him.
Place for games
What if the entire room of the children’s room has already been carefully planned and decorated, taking into account the zones necessary for the development of children. There is a work area, a sleeping place, and a rack with books and toys. But the area for outdoor games leaves much to be desired and more intricate performance.
Think about the balcony, because it can be a great place, for example, for building a hut or a wigwam. The floor can be covered with a soft green carpet – imitation of a lawn, and the walls can be covered with neon wallpaper. All this will certainly please children who, for personal use, will receive their own magical world..
We must not forget about the physical development of the child and try by all means to stimulate his desire to go in for sports. Of course, it is not necessary to install bars or other gymnastic equipment on the balcony. Although, this is appropriate if the balcony of the children’s room is part of your spacious country house..
The dimensions of an ordinary, average-sized balcony can accommodate, for example, a small exercise bike, a jump rope, dumbbells, fitball, etc..
Dressing room and pantry
You can free up the useful area of the children’s room and, in general, expand it if you equip an area on the balcony for storing the bulk of things. First of all, it is up to you to choose: it can be toys, seasonal clothes, spare bedspreads and pillows, shoes, etc., which is not advisable to clutter up the space.
As we said earlier, it is better if things will be stored in light mobile containers, hanging shelves and drawers..
The organization of a dressing room on the balcony will completely eliminate the presence of such a not always convenient piece of furniture, such as a wardrobe or a chest of drawers. In addition, it will help develop the child’s ability to use space neatly and fold clothes in the designated places..
When equipping one or another area of the children’s room, and the balcony, especially, involve your children in this process. Indeed, for them such an activity will be very informative and exciting, and you will acquire valuable assistants for future transformations in your home..