The Comfort Factor: Making Your House Cozy for your Son or Daughter

Making your home comfortable for both your daughter and son doesn’t have to be a struggle, especially if you’re prepared to think creatively about family spaces as well as their individual rooms. Just because you’re adapting the surroundings for children, it doesn’t mean you have to compromise on the usual levels of style and utility you’d want in a house.


Whatever their personal interests, all of the family appreciate a comfortable bed which starts with a good mattress. A full night’s sleep is essential for our well-being and ensuring that your loved ones get the best possible rest is all part of being a loving parent. Today, you can buy a mattress in many sizes, so there will always be a decent option regardless of the size of divan or frame your child has.

Meanwhile, we’d all like our personal possessions to be kept safe and secure, preferably somewhere we can easily find them. Children especially enjoy having their own area of the home, where they can organize their treasured items. If you arrange a spot in the lounge, they can hide away any games, toys and gadgets which they can’t use in their bedroom or aren’t allowed upstairs. However, this doesn’t have to be a messy sprawl of belongings. Instead, why not work together with your children to find some fun yet practical storage ideas, ones that fit in with your existing decor. To develop their individuality, allow your daughter and son to choose the colors for their personal storage themselves, maybe with some gentle guidance from you!

In their own rooms you can really let them have free rein regarding their decorating choices. A desk and chair is ideal for boys and girls, but there will also be more gender-specific requirements, particularly when it comes to the color scheme. Your daughter may feel most comfortable surrounded with shades she feels are feminine, such as pinks and whites. Your son on the other hand may opt for colors which are considered more boyish, like blues and grays. What they like to keep in their rooms will also vary; girls tend to love a sound system to play their favorite bands, whilst boys might like an aquarium that they can nurture and allow to flourish.


A lot of the time, comfort can transform a house into a home. If everyone can feel good and want to be there, it truly does become a home.


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Rachel Akers writes about crafts, recipes, and features the adventures of a family of 4. It is always crazy but I wouldn't change it for the world! Comments or questions? Talk to me on Facebook or Twitter or sign up for our RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.