Children, by nature, are small, but they definitely can consume a larger part of the house’s space. When you walk into a house with children, in most cases, their presence is quickly noticed in the state of the house – from those jackets hanging (you mean lying on the floor?) on the wall to the dirty rainboots scattered at the doorstep. You need some sense of creativity and discipline to create that orderliness in a house. However, since children spend a lot of time in their bedrooms, not only sleeping but equally working and playing with friends, there is a great need to pay attention to the children’s bedrooms. Many experts have advised that children’s bedrooms should not only reflect their personalities, as much as their ages, but they must be equally fun and young.
From lights hanging on the wall, ladder, door etc. to floors, desk, wallpapers, bed and so on, attention must be paid to all elements in the room because each adds a touch of warmth, tranquillity, and coziness to the room. It is therefore not strange that experts recommend modern interiors for children’s rooms.
Here are some suggestions to create a perfect children’s bedroom:
Storage: Children love toys and other items that belong to them. Often kids have the problem of getting rid of their belongings, no matter how long they have used them. They simply have this personal attachment to them. It is therefore very important to create a clever, creative, inventive storage place to take care of all those little things that constantly need tidying away. If the room has a large space, it is advisable to keep storage to the outer edges of the room. This clearly sets the border where children can play. The storage must be practical, accessible and user-friendly, which enables a child to have a place where everything goes. Unlike the choice of the colour of the wall, which can reflect the gender of the child, storage solution in the room is absolutely perfect – and necessary – for both girl and boy. It equally brings orderliness in the room as well as creates an economy of space. A laundry bag in the room will not hurt, as it helps encourage tidiness.
Keep it simple: Kids can change their mind and get bored with a lot of things very quickly, so it is absolutely necessary to maximise storage and to keep things simple while decorating children’s rooms. Limit your palette of colours and materials to avoid the room looking smaller and claustrophobic. The lesser things in the room, the better.
That hanging attention: Depending on the age of the child, hanging a garland for example, preferably above the cot, attracts the attention of the baby, especially while lying down. In most cases, it helps calm restlessness in a child and make the child focus the attention on the hanging object.
Wall colour: As said above, more often than not, the colour of the walls in the children’s room reflects the gender of the child. In most cases, pink is a favourable colour for a girl as opposed to blue for a boy. However, many parents and nurseries recently, prefer gender neutral colours or a combination of colours to create gender neutrality. Colours like the pale palette, green stripe, elegant grey, neutral navy, turquoise chevron, bold orange, black – white, combination, often reflect some degree of gender neutrality. White walls bring life to the room and make a small space look large. It does not hurt to combine white colour with a bit splash of other colour(s) to bring out the style in the room.
A mixture of white, pink and blue colours in a room makes the room so modern, a departure from the typical pink – blue colour reserved for the two genders. One of the advantages of keeping a room neutral is that the child grows with it, thus when it’s time to change the theme, as the child grows, you may not need to change much in the room like the wallpaper and furniture too.
Child’s Favourite colour: Although many prefer grey colour for girls and blue for a boy, as mentioned earlier, the room must reflect the personality of the child. Imagine in a situation, where the child favours a particular colour, isn’t it a common logic to choose their favourite colour for the room regardless of the gender? That is certainly recommendable. What are the typical characterises of the child? What does she or he like? Those details could well be the central theme for the colour and design of the room. A child the loves, for example, travelling would very much love items like a world atlas, compass in the room. This reflects the adventurous personality, as well as brings the unique style in the room.
Space: Having in mind that children spend much of their time in their rooms, it is advisable to pay attention to space. Creating plenty of floor space enables freedom to play, move and imagine. Since children love to have their own special space, creating a place for reading, hiding or playing enables them to escape into their own magical world.
Lightning: lights can be very important in the children’s room as they create a relaxing atmosphere and some sense of tranquillity. That twinkling ceiling light or near the bed adds a bit of fairy-tale magic to the room. Lights for reading (near the desk if any) must be brighter than those near the bed.
Shelving: This is important in the children’s room. It creates some orderliness as it is a perfect compartment for storage. It equally helps children to accessorize it with their own items such as books and toys.
Desk/Chair: Depending on the age, it is advisable to have a good desk and a complimentary chair for a teenager. Call it a dressing table or desk for homework, a good desk with drawer compartment for books and other essentials is a central point in a Teen’s room. A desk with a mirror does not hurt in a girl’s room, while the mirror can be located in another part of the boy’s room. Definitely, with a bit of style, creativity and minor modifications, you can turn that once less attractive room of your child into a cosy, comfortable, favourite nest, which can see your child through from baby, towards teenage and create a sense of pride and satisfaction in your child.
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