In the furnishing elements for your child's bedroom, the wardrobe is certainly a fundamental piece: in fact, the wardrobe is assigned the task of containing the objects of common use of the child (dresses, accessories, games), helping to keep the room clean and tidy. When it is decided to furnish a bedroom from scratch, or to modify the spaces of houses in order to obtain one, the age of the child becomes fundamental: it is clear that the needs of a three year old child will be different from those of a twelve year old boy. Depending on the age group, you can therefore choose different accessories and designs: when your children are young, in the room there will be an absolute need for containers and drawers to store small accessories, toys, clothes and everything you need for school and leisure.
As age progresses, the boy will begin to hang clothes, which will increase in number and size, perhaps there will be a need for a beautiful mirror and, in general, larger spaces. Obviously the finish will also depend on whether you are a male or a feminine, but no fear: on LoveTheSign you can find different solutions in neutral/basket colors, an appropriate combination of color and elegance, perfect to accompany the child during the phases of its growth. In a short time we pass from the need for a few drawers in a cozy corner, to the need to own a real wardrobe, at full height, for the first real wardrobe four seasons. If the room space allows, try to foresee in advance the possible purchase of a second module, in order to optimize the spaces considering the widening of the functionality that will be necessary. The space dedicated to the objects and clothes of children and teenagers seems never to be enough, so it becomes essential to learn how to optimise the available surface to the best extent possible: even changing cabinets will be easier to carry out.
The change of wardrobes, in fact, is one of those operations that even the most energetic mothers live with a pinch of fear and sense of fatigue... children's clothes in fact change continuously, following the stages of their development, resulting in a multiplication of garments that, within a few months, can no longer be worn. Closer clothes must therefore be set aside (given, passed to friends or placed in the case of younger siblings) to make room for those of the new season, maybe purchased in balance the year before or received from acquaintances with whom you exchange clothes. In short, a commitment not bad at all! All this, multiplied by the number of children.... If children are old enough, the wiser thing to do is to involve them, they could be very helpful. And then it can be fun to arrange and rearrange trousers, t-shirts, sweaters and accessories: it will also be a way for children to make them aware and responsible of their clothes, showing them the stages of development.
The first step is to remove from the closet all the clothes in the winter wardrobe, identifying what will definitely not go well the following winter. Prepare bags to give to non-profit associations or other charities, or to friends with younger children. It is however important to keep some heavy garments for a cool evening or a holiday in the mountains. In this way you will have kept only what will be useful to you the following year, while the children will be able to paint boxes and containers to be placed in small rooms with clothes that can be useful again.
If buying balance garments is a good habit to save money and play early, as well as exchanging clothes with friends, you might have to deal with items to handle many different sizes and seasons. Putting them in bulk runs the risk of not finding the right garment when needed, perhaps buying something again that could have been avoided with a greater awareness of the wardrobe. The most effective and economical step that can be taken is to store clothes purchased in shopping bags, with labels and ad hoc labels that show well what it is (type of garment, size, season). Thus it will be much easier to find clothes and facilitate seasonal change and space management, as well as the arrangement of new garments.
In the disposition then, a good advice is to think of it as a child, especially with regard to the clothes that are used more easily. Pyjamis and underwear, t-shirts and trousers are best placed in drawers and doors accessible by children, so that they can get used to being autonomous from very young: a child aged 3 or 4 years can become perfectly able to choose their own clothes, with some initial rules and encouragement! The trick, of course, is to make the task easier for him: it is better to keep only garments for everyday use within his reach. In the same drawer, therefore, avoid storing t-shirts and school suits together with blouses and skirts for holidays: the child will consolidate his or her skills in choice and pairing if it is not confused with too much choice.
Very important also will be the management of large and small accessories, secondary items but that complete the wardrobe: caps, scarves, belts, costumes.... You should avoid losing a day to try to recover the gloves, used once in the mountains a few months before.... The best thing is to prepare different boxes, perhaps of different sizes, dividing the content by type or seasonality. There are all sorts of them, even small trunks with decorations suitable for the age of children. With the wardrobe arranged in this way, the garments ordered and all under control, it will be easier to see clearly what is missing and proceed with targeted purchases: the next shopping will be decidedly better because it is guilty, aware of spending only for necessary purchases.
When young children travel around the house, it often happens that many aspects of tidying up and caring for the house are overshadowed and neglected. Follow and take care of our spaces takes time that the arrival of children often drastically reduces: games sown everywhere, boots and clothes on the sofa waiting to be stored, washed or ironed. The colossal operations of restoring order often prove to be useless, because the next day it seems that nothing has happened: the situation is the same as before. The only solution is to teach children to be ordained from an early age, starting as soon as possible to achieve appreciable results. With a little patience, perseverance and determination, along with boxes of different sizes and a large closet, you will be able to find a place for everything and keep a better order in your homes.
In this sense, the children's bedroom closet will become your best ally! First of all, it is important to remember that children, from an early age, learn by imitation from their parents: for this reason it is essential to have correct behaviour and to set a good example from the outset. Children are not planned to create confusion and disorder, even if it sometimes seems the opposite: they simply tend to copy the behaviour of others. As a result, if at home mum and dad are used to leaving the most disparate objects in unsuitable places, the child will immediately seize this bad habit. It is therefore necessary to start the good habit of order early, setting a good example first. The child then tends to be at ease in a habitual procedure, is deeply reassured, so first we will begin to point out wrong behavior and show the right way, before he will perpetuate good habits, with excellent results for our home and his bedroom. A child who spends his time in the midst of disorder, rightly, does not know the meaning of the words order.
The first thing to do as soon as possible is to teach him the place that each object occupies, a place where the object in question must be reported once the use is finished. The parent must begin this step first, showing the action of repositioning the object and emphasizing with words what he is doing. After a while, even the little one will spontaneously begin to put back in his box inside the closet the games he used, avoiding leaving them all scattered at home. A predetermined place for anything, here is the secret: the red basket for storing buildings, the white basket for puppets. Inside the rectangular box, pastels are placed and markers are placed in the round box. The blue card instead is for drawings and collages, and so on. In the wardrobe of the bedroom it is ideal to place boxes and containers on a low shelf, so you can store its treasures. The function of this ritual is very important, it is its way of integrating itself into society and draws the necessary security to make further progress.
Do not forget, once he has (more or less spontaneously) rearranged everything, to praise him for what he has done. As the child progresses in his or her growth, you will be able to think together with him or her of a division of clothes that reflects his or her new abilities. Of course, it is always necessary to check the garments in the wardrobe periodically. By emptying it all, you will be able to identify those to keep and use, those to be put away for the next season or for a really rare use, or to give away because they are no longer used. In turn, what is part of the garments to be worn should be divided into t-shirts, sweaters, trousers, overalls and sweatshirts. A drawer naturally dedicated to the intimate. They could even be further grouped by heat degree, colour and model type. Apparently it may seem like a mania of order, but it certainly helps you to spot what you need right away.
Each drawer should be dedicated to a single category, or more groups put together intelligently: for example, t-shirts and sweaters. It is a very practical technique, even by older children, to dress children "onion", overlapping layers of different thickness, to accompany them in the many activities that they face during the days. Also the clothes to be hung should be divided in this way, with separation between shirts and jackets, always possibly with further separation by thickness and color. Finally, in a taller shelf, you can place sheets and blankets, pillowcases and extra pillows.
The good rule to follow, in short, is that everything you need for your bedroom is located inside the bedroom. Given the size of the bedroom, it is also important to place it correctly inside the bedroom in order to use a closet at its best. The thing to keep in mind is that, around the bed, there must be a passage of at least 60-70 cm. The standard depth of a cabinet is 60 cm, with the length that can obviously vary. Considering the opening of the doors, in front of the wardrobe there must be at least 100/110 cm, something less if the doors are sliding. Once you have acquired the basic rules regarding the overall dimensions, you can now think of a furnishing solution.
Also for children's bedrooms, the most common solution is the one where the bed is placed on a wall and the closet in front, with the window on one side (better if the east) and the door in front of the window. An equally widespread variant sees the bed in front of the window, and the wardrobe to the side. In rooms that are particularly generous in terms of space, you can also think of putting the bed at an angle (creating a special corner container to recover storage space): in this way the wardrobe will be leaning on a free wall, checking the dimensions of the bed for a proper passage.
On LoveTheSign you can find the cupboards of Dot and Cross, with two or four doors. The 4-door wardrobe is the ideal solution for those who have a sufficiently large bedroom and want to take advantage of the available space with a large, practical wardrobe that is in line with the needs of a growing child. Dot and Cross's 4-door wardrobe is made of quality materials, available in white with finishes in blue, green, pink, pink and yellow: its modern and welcoming line and delicate colours adapt to any style chosen for the children's room. The 4 doors of different sizes guarantee an excellent availability of space for hanging shirts and jackets or arranging t-shirts and accessories on practical shelves, with two large drawers at the bottom of the wardrobe to complete the whole. Dot and Cross is an Italian company, a dynamic reality in the design panorama that aims to create safe and ergonomic furniture for children, which accompanies their growth and adapts flexibly to the different tasks that the child will face in his or her life, along with the transformation of his or her character.
The same company also offers bookstores of different shapes, bedside tables, beds and other coordinated and exclusive furnishings, for a functional room rich in quality design. The wardrobe is also available in the version with 2 doors, always with the same build quality and attention to detail: in particular you will notice the slow closing of the drawers, childproof! Both the version with 4 doors and the version with 2 doors can be ordered in two different heights, to offer the maximum possibility of customization of the space: in this way you can have a large wardrobe 4 seasons, or more modules arranged on various walls, perhaps in two different colors to create a cheerful and harmonious contrast. Great care is given to assembly, with perfect and safe joints that offer the security we all look for when it comes to our children.
All this care is due to the Dot and Cross team, founded by two young designers: Giorgia Zanellato and Daniele Bortotto. The team collaborates with the Dogtrot communication and design studio, creating a union of intentions that focuses on the search for craftsmanship and attention to new needs. The person to whom we turn, in this case children, is fundamental to the project. It is no longer children who have to adapt to custom-made furniture for adults, but vice versa. The materials chosen, chipboard, cardboard and polypropylene panels, are completely recyclable and carefully selected. This attention accustoms the child, from an early age, to respect for the environment and the sustainability of natural resources. Although quality and construction care are typical of high-end furnishings, prices are nevertheless affordable, for a precise choice of founders who want to spread quality objects and a mentality respectful of all.
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