As we were all once children, we understand that it was a stage in our lives where our most impulsive decisions were made. We either liked something or didn’t, there was no in between. In this stage of life, the environment affects the children’s development and the growth of their interests. Interpreting and reacting to their surroundings, which can be influenced positively by interior design. This article advises how to combine the child’s interests and space, as well as to make the room look cute and practical.
1. The World of Colours
It is not implicitly required to use pink for a girl’s room or blue for a boy’s room. Choosing calming colours such as pastel or neutral shades are practical and pleasing for both children and teenagers. These colours also calm down rather than bright colours, which can make a child more nervous. To have a splash of colour in the room, you can use colourful pillows, patterned drop curtains or a decorative lamp to upgrade the space.
2. A Good Night Sleep
Good sleep results in good health. That means it’s essential to make sleeping hours as comfortable and relaxing as possible. For younger children, this can be provided by adding stickers on the ceilings and using lights such as balloon lamps. Adding duvet patterns, pillows in different modes or fabrics, blankets and cushions, going to bed feels more like an adventure rather than routine. For the selection of pillows, blankets etc., choose comfortable soft materials to get a more cosy and enjoyable rest. Perhaps it is beneficial to talk to the kids to find out how they like to sleep. Some like it without any pillows, and some want to be covered up in them. So, the key is to identify their individual wishes for a good night sleep.
3. Creating a Special Corner
Space dedicated to helping your child develop their interests and practice their hobbies is a great start. Does your kid like to draw? Then perhaps a wall in the room can be used as a blackboard. You can also make room for a pin board, where your child can collect inspirational patterns, colors and more. Or a poof to encourage your kids to sit down and read.
As the child is physically growing, the space around them gets smaller. Mirrors are a great solution to make the room seem more spacious for your growing child. Perhaps change the lighting for a fresh new look which can uplift your teenager's mood.
4. Decorative Items
When children grow older, they change their style and the arrangement of their room several times. Therefore, it is not recommended to design a bedroom in one specific motive. Keeping the walls and main furniture in neutral colours yet complete the room with accessories and details, which the child enjoys as it’s all about the details! So if your child likes lego, you don’t need to paint the walls in eye-catching red or blue instead, buy pillows in lego patterns or bold colours as they are always easy to change.
As your child grows older, their taste changes too. The details can easily be replaced by new ones which match the current interests of your child. Good decorative items could for example be frames. They are simple but elegant and the images can be changed easily depending on the varying interests of the child/adolescent. They can be bought at Ikeaa in many different and inexpensive variations.
5. Last, but not least.
The main purpose of a child’s room is to let the kid feel comfortable and give him/her a place for themselves. Therefore, its very important that everything is in it’s right place. If it’s the lightning, the fabrics, the desk measurements, the right chairs or using childfriendly materials, everything can affect the child’s physical development and encourage his or her imagination. The lightning has a significant impact in a room. Warmer lights, such as orange or yellow, give a more soothing and cosy atmosphere, where the child/adolescent can feel safe and calm, a perfect condition to enter deep and rejuvenating slumber, ready for the next day.
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