You can add a theme to your boy's room décor. A custom-made pirate theme bed is the most favorable choice among 5-6 year olds. They love the slide, the rock wall, the artificial trees and the jungle hideaway look that accompanies it. You can add many accessories in the same theme to the pirate bunk bed and use the rest of the space for storing your kid's things. If your child wants a different theme to adorn his room, you could try the lodge cabin theme room or camping room theme.
A lodge cabin theme can be used for kids who love camping styles tents; you can add in a few stuffed animals like squirrels, porcupines, elks and moose to complete the look. You can transform the room with appropriate furniture that goes with this particular theme; like branches instead of a curtain rod, bear skin rug, table lamps with animal shapes and so on.
The camping room can be made really exciting by adding bugs, spiders and critters. You can add in some stuffed pets and dogs to make the room really adventurous. But do this only after consultation with your boy; you don't want to scare him in the middle of the night. Other themes popular among young boys are rustic log style bunks, fun-based bunks, jungle theme and summer camp theme bunks.
When you choose bunk beds, it is very important that you consider the length between the beds. If a child laying in the lower bed needs a lot of sitting room, then the bed should allow for that. There are several creative solutions to suit a child's varying needs. You could choose bunk beds that have drawers, desks and dressers attached to them. You don't have to worry about maxing out your credit because all of these are available at rock bottom prices, especially if you get them during a special discount sale.
1) Use hard wood material - When choosing wood building material, always go for the hardwood option such as maple, oak and cherry wood. The wood material is more resistant to impact and scratches hence it will last longer.
2) Use standard bed size design - When you are making the bed frame, always choose a standard bed size measurement. Find out what is the dimension of bed mattresses you will be using before you begin the construction of the bunk bed.
3) Barrier for upper bed - If you are making a bunk bed for your kids, it is a good idea to make side barriers for the upper bed. This is a safety feature to prevent your kid from rolling off the bed when sleeping.
4) Keeping the frame tight - This is essential when making a wooden frame. Make sure all the joints are tight. Loose connection will create creaking and movement that will affect the integrity of the entire support frame.
5) Use only new varnish - When applying varnish on the wood, use only new varnish. Varnish that has been used several times may contain hardened lumps formed around the sides and rim of the container. The lumps can be quite unsightly if it were to get on the wood surface.