An interesting and insightful article from Essential Interiors, on how to craft and create a befitting design for your little one’s room. Enjoy.
Designing a child’s bedroom can seem challenging considering the pace at which they grow.
However, style doesn’t have to stop at a child’s bedroom door, designing a space for a child’s bedroom should be as exciting and challenging as decorating the rest of your home. In fact, it opens up a whole new world of exciting design possibilities. It’s the perfect excuse to be as bold, brave, creative and as imaginative as you can be. A child’s bedroom should be a place of expression, but at the same time it should feel part of the rest of the house. It needs to also be highly functional like adding in a wedge pillow for reading books with your young ones.
There are three key things to take into consideration when designing children’s bedrooms, they are: Taking a long-term approach, Storage considerations and selecting colour.
Take a long-term approach
When creating a child’s room, you need to take a long-term approach. It’s good to include a child’s interest in the room but it should not be overdone.Try and move away from themed bedrooms as children’s interest change so frequently. One minute its trains next minute its superheroes! The room needs to be practical and the furniture long lasting. Classic pieces with a hint of surprise work well for the long term. Humor, wording help to create strong memories.
With endless toys and games, storage is a major consideration. These days there are fun innovative storage solutions, however ensure you have the right kind.
Boxes stacked on top of each other do not work, because you will never find anything instead use creative solution such as items heavy duty boxes carefully labeled or storage boxes on wheels that can double up as seating.
Not everything has to be hidden away in drawers or boxes. Some items can be left on display. It is also a good way to remind them of the endless toys and games so they can get use from them. Check out Kidsco for great storage solution ideas for babies and toddlers.
Select your Colours
A great way to get the children involved is for them to pick the room colour but with some safety filters! Colour can give the perception that they are involved with the process. When choosing colours, you need to ensure the room is balanced with the rest of the house.
A red or a pink can be toned down to a shade to work with the chosen scheme. Also try moving away from typical pinks and blues and try brighter more universal palettes. Bright colours can work well because the child will be able to grow with the space more easily. Pastels can sometimes be a bit babyish.
A good way to create room palette by finding a lead item in the room that has several colours to pull from such as wallpaper, rugs, fabric, or artwork Similarly, wallpaper can be the backdrop to an entire childhood. Try and find one which captures their imagination from the beginning, such as a graphic black and white print, as babies see everything in monochrome to begin with. It’s a good blank canvas for the room design. Then add more colour as they get older When designing a child’s room the perfect balance of practicality and creativity needs to be achieved that appeals to parents and children alike.