Designing your child’s room
By Khalidha Naushad
As children grow older, they will want to study and complete homework in their own rooms. Not just that, they will definitely need some space of their own. Creating a room for them would be fun and challenging at the same time. Having said that, the more your child is involved in helping plan the room’s decor, the more likely it is he or she will take care of it. As you know, we tend to take better care of things we love. These are some tips for making the best kind of room for your child:
Try to include your child’s interests as a part of the room’s theme
As I already mentioned, when your child is involved in helping to plan their room, it becomes much easier because they will focus on what they enjoy. Including your child’s hobbies and talents not only make them love the space but keep them busy and also help with their physical and mental development. They will even improve their skills. When choosing the materials and decorative elements that go with the theme, you definitely should watch out for your kid’s safety. It’s even safer to keep only a small amount of knick-knacks in the room. Surrounding them with ‘FUN-iture’ will do more than just transforming a space for them.
Focus on kids’ room wall décor
Most of us would opt to create a room with a better personality, and for that, focusing on the wallpaper is another option to consider. Childrens’ walls tend to be bold and busy but if you believe that placing one wallpaper on all four walls will overwhelm the area and make it appear smaller, consider hanging it on one or two walls.
Now that this space is created for a ‘child,’ don’t just think dedicated children’s wallpaper, either.
When it comes to wall décor, wall stickers are a must-have because of their practicality: They offer interest to children's rooms while also being simple to remove when they grow weary of the pattern. To emphasise, wall stickers are not just for tiny children; there are options for children of all ages, from toddlers to sophisticated teenagers.
Consider what kind of lighting will suit the room
Just like how lighting is important for your other spaces, children’s bedrooms should include a variety of light sources for flexibility. While some of these are worth considering during the planning stages, others can be added later. With one for the ceiling, a bedside lamp, and a nightlight, two or three light fixtures are usually plenty. If your child plans to study in their room, make sure there are plenty of light sources near the desk or study area.
Reduce clutter with the best kids’ furniture
Storage for children's rooms requires careful planning and should be considered early in the design process. Not just for a child, but all of us require adjustable shelving. It's preferable to have a combination of open and closed storage. At every age, they must have their favourites on display, but being able to close the door on items that aren't used as often will help make the space more organised. If bunk beds are included, ensure sure they are sturdy. In bedrooms on the second story, install window guards. Bolt large bookcases or wall unit pieces to the wall to prevent them from toppling if a child decides to climb them.
A table and chair at precisely the correct height will appeal to younger children, while, a sturdy, amply sized tabletop with two-drawer drawers is the greatest workplace solution for older kids. Furthermore, knowing that they have a dedicated study room can help them develop good habits throughout their school years.
Decorating a room can be stressful, this being a child’s room, it can be worse. Therefore, learn to choose practical objects that add a spark of personality while also providing a great function. Plan, organise and create the ideal environment for kids to play, study, and most importantly, to be themselves. In fact, the ultimate goal is to create a room for your child to relax, play with friends and do activities.