Decorating a bedroom for a daughter is never an easy job when you have no right planning to pull off appropriate look that can last for a few years to come.
However, one of the trickiest things to get right is providing storage. Young girls need space for toys and play, but as they become older more and more space will be devoted to clothes.
Here a few closet ideas to consider when decorating your daughter’s bedroom:
Choose a closet that will work as storage for both toys and clothes in different combinations over time. This will save space and make the rest of decorating a fun project. Remember to choose a closet that will be sympathetic with other aspects of the room’s design, such as the color theme and the layout. A recessed (enclosed) closet is the best option concerning saving space in the bedroom.
Most people choose to paint closet doors in the same color as their room’s doors. This is most commonly white. However, for a child’s room painting them the same color as the walls often works just as well. If you don’t have the space for an enclosed closet and need to buy a freestanding one, opt for one that complements the color scheme.
Two tones will also work with most room’s color schemes. Pink and white is a classy combination for a girls’ room that is hard to beat, but others to consider are pink and gray or gray and yellow.
Bookcases make great additional closet spaces for girls’ rooms. Of course, they are ideal for storing all your girl’s books. However, stowing baskets on them to use as makeshift drawers is a good way of keeping extra clothes and toys tidy, without having to stuff everything into the main closet. Book cases can as well work as storage if you have no closet.
Open storage offers a trendy, more sophisticated, look. However, it’s best when applied in a room that is for an older girl or a teenager. Suspended shelving that sits behind the bed, complemented by a hanging rail, will make you girl feel like she is grown up.
For younger girls, use any space created by awkward shapes in the room’s layout to fit shelving units. Or you can remove the doors from a regular closet to get the open storage look.
Shut it away
Another option for maintaining a room with open storage is to shut the clutter away. You don’t need regular hinged doors in order to create a closet space that you can shut away easily. Sliding frames, with a fabric stretched over them, make for a novel way of creating a visual break. And drapes are another girly alternative to simple doors.