For many of us, children are one of the greatest joys in life. If you have children at home, you would know that they can sometimes run wild, and it may be difficult to keep up with them. However, this also often means that if not properly taken care of, they can sometimes injure themselves or cause damage to household objects when they are playing, an outcome that is far from desirable. In this post, we take a closer look at some of the safety considerations to reduce the likelihood of mishaps happening in your home when designing children’s bedrooms.
Furniture and Fixtures
One of the most important things to consider when designing a child’s bedroom is the furniture and fixtures. For starters, the furniture that you opt to place in the bedroom should be child-safe and should not have any sharp edges. In addition, any heavy furniture should be properly secured such that it does not accidentally fall down and cause injury to the occupants of the room. You may also want to opt for fixtures and furniture that have non-toxic finishes, as younger children may be more prone to putting things in their mouths.
When it comes to the electrical outlets in the room, opt for tamper-resistant ones. If possible, you can also cover them with outlet covers to ensure that younger children do not accidentally play with them and end up injuring themselves by poking the outlets with metallic objects. Any loose cords and cables in the room should also be properly secured to prevent them from becoming tripping or strangulation hazards.
Carpets and other types of non-slip flooring are especially suitable for children’s bedrooms as they can help reduce the risk of falls. If carpeting is not an option for you, rugs may suffice as an alternative, although you will need to ensure that you secure these rugs properly with non-slip pads. Additionally, you should also ensure that your floors are kept clean from small objects that may pose a choking hazard to younger children who put them in their mouths.
Put Your Home Design in the Hands of Professionals
At the end of the day, there are many important considerations when it comes to ensuring the safety of your children at home. If you don’t have any experience with architecture or interior design, it might be best for you to leave the design of your children’s bedrooms in the hands of professionals.
Here at Australian Heritage Homes, our team of experts has decades of experience in designing and building custom homes in Melbourne and the surrounding areas. Having built our fair share of homes for families with children of all ages, we know what matters most when it comes to providing a safe environment for children to grow up in. If you’re thinking of building a custom home for your family, don’t hesitate to contact us today and find out how we can help!