Any parent knows that kids mark the end of your home being a place of calm. No longer will your floors be clutter free. Expect toys at every step, and little people running around your feet. Oh, and kiss goodbye to that furniture you’ve always dreamt of. That is unless you want crayon marks all over it. In many ways, kids light up a home. They bring character and love and are well worth the sacrifices. But, that doesn’t stop us from missing the home we always imagined. What if we were to tell you that there’s still a space you can make your own? Your bedroom will remain your sanctuary, even after you’ve had children. Here’s how to make the most of it.
GET A LOCK ON THE DOOR
Let’s be honest; children can find it hard to respect personal boundaries. They’ll learn, with time. For now, though, get a lock installed on your door. Don’t make a big thing of this, or your kids may get upset. Install the lock without mention. You don’t even need to use it when you’re in the room, but having it there will make an instant difference to the space. It also means you can lock the door when you aren’t around. That'll ensure none of the beautiful things you’ll be filling that space with come to harm. Knowing that you don’t have to worry will allow you to get the space perfect without holding back. If you don’t want to go the extreme of locking the door, you could try using a ‘do not disturb’ sign. But, remember what we said about children and boundaries?
TREAT YOURSELF TO LUXURY
Chances are, you had to say goodbye to a lot of luxury furniture when you fell pregnant. Mourn no more, because it’s time to get a little luxury back into your life. Turn to designers you would never let the kids near, like those found at Palazzo Collezioni. Don’t afraid to pay top dollar for the perfect thing. This is, after all, your only personal space. You owe it to yourself to go all out. Think, too, about your dream decor style. Install it without worrying that the kids will ruin your work. It’s also worth taking time to think about accessories. You don’t have to worry about anything being broken, so invest in all the ornaments you can think of!
SPEND TIME THERE
All your efforts would go to waste if you didn’t use the space. Don’t be afraid to spend time in your bedroom. It is where you’ll find the peace to unwind. You don’t have to wait until the kids are in bed to enjoy it. They know where you are if they need you. But, if they’re busy doing something else, spend a few minutes in your sanctuary. It won’t hurt to use this as your space in the evening, either. The downstairs has become your children’s territory. Use your evenings to escape to a more adult setting.