Kid-friendly design must pay mind not only to aesthetic appeal through the eyes of their grown-up caretakers but also to the perspectives of their little ones. Ideally, a child's room incorporates a sense of comfort, practicality, and personalization. Additionally, it is important for the parent to help the child learn good organisational habits by making toy storage and cleaning up simple and consistent. Even selecting the right colour schemes can promote a child’s cognitive development. The bedroom should harbour a sense of safety and security for the child. This may cause an added element of pressure to choose the right styles for your child’s bedroom, but no need to fear. At the end of the day, the best way to know if you’re doing things right is if your child is happy in the space. Here are 6 tips for creating a functional bedroom that your child will love.
Deciding on a colour scheme that both you and you child enjoy can help make him or her feel like they are taking part in the decoration process. This will cultivate a sense of pride and security in their space. It may also encourage them to take more initiative in keeping the room more organized, but we can’t make any promises on that one! For you, having a coherent colour scheme will help to make the room look more cultivated and thoughtfully designed. Go with distinct colours—especially primary and secondary colours for younger children. The traditional notion that blue is for boys and pink is for girls is being replaced with a more dynamic and individual emphasis on going with colours your child prefers and enjoys. This green room with pink accents invites an equally youthful but welcome variation to the more traditional colours for a child’s bedroom. Engage them in helping you to choose the scheme!
Your child’s bed in particular should be a place of security. Make sure that it is easily accessible based on his or her motor skills and age. We love this example because it is low to the ground and has walls on three sides to help the small child transition from the crib. The built-in drawers beneath are great for storage and easy for the child to access. Get creative with the bed too if you can, it might help your child feel a little more excited for naptime. This bed includes decorative hanging fixtures and it is shaped like a house for an extra level of cosiness. There are so many options to explore on this one. Maybe your child's room would benefit from the addition of a magical princess canopy or perhaps a bed shaped like a rocket ship would help launch them into a more pleasant sleep. Bunk beds are also a fun option for older children.
Your child’s room is likely full of toys, clothing, art supplies and the like. It can be difficult to figure out how to store all of these items, especially when many children’s toys are bulky and varying in shape and size. Ideally, with the right storage methods you can also eliminate some of the burden of cleaning up after you child by having them help you with the task. The best way to accomplish this is to make storage very simple and to work with your child’s unique mind and skill set. For instance, using colour-coding techniques with children can help them to understand how to categorise their toys into different compartments. We also fancy this child's room from Korbo, which includes transparent baskets adhered to the wall. These are perfect for easily finding items and they are low enough to the ground for the child to both take things out and put them away when he is finished playing. It is easy to teach children organisational skills when cleaning up is made this simple.
Personalising the child’s room is of utmost importance in ensuring that they enjoy spending time there. There are many ways to do this depending on your own child’s interests and preferences. This family decided to use chalkboard paint on their wall to create an expansive chalkboard for the child to leave their mark and express their imagination. How exciting it must be to get to colour on the walls! There are many variations of this example, whether it’s simply hanging the child’s artwork up in their room or allowing them to include the poster of their favourite singer in their room. It’s all about being attentive to your own child’s hobbies and talents. In fact, personalisation is the underlying key to successfully executing each tip on this list.
It is a great idea to incorporate lots of stimulating and positive images in your child’s room. Including photos of family, friends, and pets will help your child to feel loved and valued. Many children also like to show off their own achievements and artistic talents. All of these emblems can add up, and it can be stylistically challenging to figure out the best way to display them. It is also likely that you child’s interests will change just as fast as he or she grows and matures. Maybe at six she is obsessed with horses, but by eight she has is infatuated with football. That is why this idea of keeping mementos on shelves and not necessarily adhered to the walls is wise. This way you can easily swap things to fit the child’s rapidly changing tastes.
Beyond displaying art and photographs, the bedroom should contain dynamic activities and tactile objects to facilitate the child’s exploration and learning processes. Again, knowing which accessories to choose from boils down to being attentive to your child’s individuality as well as knowing which of his or her interests you’d like to encourage. Maybe he loves painting and theatre or perhaps she is curious about geometry or technology. We’ll leave figuring this part out up to you. No matter your child’s interests, however, rest assured that there are certainly accessories out there to match an abundance of styles. Take this desk area for example. The globe is accompanied by a vintage desk and an industrial style pencil holder. The robot wall adhesives are relevant to the child’s preferences and also decorative.
If you thought these tips were helpful, you might also find inspiration from these essential tips to create a functional and stylish baby room. Happy decorating!