From the youngest age children are influenced by their environment. A child’s bedroom décor should be friendly, cheerful and organised. The idea is to create a relaxing and comfortable space that allows kids to enjoy their playful surrounding as well as to stimulate their curiosity and creativity.
A child’s bedroom is a place for sleep, play, and learning and that is why children’s room design should be flexible enough to allow change of focus according to activity, age, and educational milestones.
Colour stereotypes, such as pink for girls and blue for the boys, can be quite dull and uninspiring. Unless your child insists on these colours, try out different colours that will bring in the light and brighten up the room. Green, orange or yellow can be warm and inviting colours that will positively influence kids’ mood. In addition to that, in certain areas, you can add different vibrant colour or patterns that will create an enchanting overall impression.
Surfaces for playing and learning
When decorating, think of how to make the room functional as well as beautiful. Consider all types of play and provide enough appropriate surfaces. For example, a small table that can be a learning centre as well as a suitable surface for book colouring or building blocks. Cover floors with carpets or colourful rugs.
Create a gallery
Set up an exhibition of your favourite artist by framing your children’s drawings and placing them on the wall. Showcasing artwork in their room can be stimulating for children and encourage them to keep creating.
Install a chalkboard
Chalkboards are a handy as they allow instant creativity while preventing drawing on the walls. They are inspiring for kids who enjoy drawing, wiping and drawing again. Boards can be of use when practising the alphabet and maths, or they can be a huge reminder where you can write down the daily to-do list. Explanations, daily tasks and motivational messages written in different colours can only ease the process of education and organisation.
When learning how to spell, the movable alphabet is a must have accessory in every kid’s room. Having letters in their hands enables them to immerse themselves in the world of written words and to play their way through it. By combining letters, they will be motivated to explore the language, make up new words and learn how to spell, without fear or pressure.
Books pile up fast, but when organised and stored in shelves, somehow kids seem to lose interest. To make your children reach for the books over and over again, use the trick of rain gutter shelves and display the books so that kids can see the covers. That way they will easily get engaged with reading and happily choose one of them. Create a little cover-facing library in which your child will gladly spend some quiet time. Of course, make sure to mix of the books every now and then.
To help your child nurture and develop a love and taste in music, create a music corner: A guitar, drums, flute, harmonica… Make room for this precious items and organise a family concert at least once a week. Make sure to capture these lovely moments and show them later to your future rock star.
Introduce your child to the wonders of outer space, stars, the sun and the moon by placing the model of the solar system somewhere in the room. The impact of such knowledge will trigger their imagination and curiosity as well as motivate them to know more about it. To ensure their eternal love for science, pick the right evening to set up planetarium projection on their room ceiling.
When designing a room, every parent needs to take care of minimising the possibility of harm by eliminating the sharp edges, providing the sufficient light and keeping the kids away from electrical wirings. In addition to that, you should extend safety plan on the rest of the house and buy sofas and homewares that will provide protection and safe conditions for your little ones.
Broaden your child’s horizons by placing the world map somewhere at eye level. A small geography corner with magazines, photos and postcards provide learning about the world by focusing on specific places or cultures. Inspire your child to explore the world by telling some interesting details about different places and regions.
Out of the room
No matter how fascinating design of the room is, keep in mind that your child will know the world only by stepping outside. Encourage your children to spend more time in nature or outdoors and to learn things by being out in the fresh air. Take them with you on a walk or ride them on a bike. Visit a zoo, gallery or a flea market. Go camping, bird watching or fishing with your children where there’s no wi-fi. And after that, bring them back to their amazing and colourful nests.
Making a charming interior for your children is a sure way to develop child’s creativity and concentration. Along with that, remember to teach your kids timely how to store their toys and to help you out with the easy chores, so that in turn your children can learn how to be organised and tidy, which is an essential lesson for the future.