I’ve written about this before, but living in a NYC apartment has its perks and its challenges, especially for my 6-year-old and 3-year-old who share a room. When kids share a room, furniture placement is an important factor to take into consideration. For instance, hockey is a big sport with my boys (and not because I’m Canadian…okay maybe, just maybe, this statement is completely true). So the center of their room needs to be open so they can shoot and score.
We have one corner of the room that is dedicated to homework and crafts. My boys have bunk beds, which maximize floor space and create an open feeling. Using any vertical space can create this type of feeling—take advantage of all vertical spaces a room can provide to stack books, toys and games.
Closets can function as many things: storage for clothes and toys or even a work space—I know a few parents living in NYC that have turned a walk-in closet into a nursery.
If you have two single beds in a room, consider using folding screens or a curtain to create separate areas and a sense of privacy. And lastly, storage baskets and bins help keep a shared room looking clutter free.
Do you have any space-saving tips to share? I’d love to hear from you.