“A child’s room can play a big part in their growth, hence, it is essential that it’s designed in a way that proves to be both: a sanctuary and a spirit guardian.”
Kids sometimes have a slightly different approach to interior design than their parents. While you enjoy a nature-embracing zen aesthetic, your five-year-old would rather paint her ceiling a bright shade of fuchsia pink. Still, leading psychologists suggest that allowing kids to participate in the design process of their room can be empowering and demonstrate healthy parental trust. More than that, kids, like adults, like to have a sense that their room is a space uniquely for them, where it is safe to be their most authentic selves. Allowing your kids to pitch in on interior styling and decorating choices can contribute to an improved sense of self-worth and self-esteem. So, clearly it is important for kids to participate in the styling and decorating process of their rooms.
I was always really interested in colourful materials and objects, and this is likely why I gravitated towards exploring more about of kid’s interior design. The color scheme and the interiors of the children’s living surrounding are very effective in morale and a relief for them psychologically. Even for my major project back in college, my research was based on kids interior. And I must say it’s through design, how I meet all the perspectives of writing.
Here, seven pointers for nailing your decorating approach when kids are in the mix.
Keep Pricy Design Elements Neutral- In any design project, there are a few areas that you want to stand the test of time – floor coverings, furniture pieces, and paint colors. Instead of using these things to make a statement – such as the painting the walls of a baby’s room a pastel pink or blue – choose an option that has staying power. Pick classic finishes for your furniture, and floor coverings that are universal. Also making use of the windows of your rooms, which would allow natural light fall in to the space.
Connect colours – Colors influence kids just as much as the grownups. To give kids a peppy interior, it is important to paint it in vibrant colors. Shades of orange can inspire confidence and make them friendlier. Soft yellow shades can make them cheery and focused. Lighter shades of green can boost a child’s cheerfulness and connect with nature.
Rethink Your Ottoman- One of the main concerns when decorating with kids is safety, so furniture that’s free of sharp edges is a non-negotiable. A stylish upholstered coffee-table ottoman is the perfect solution for this reason. It’s the ultimate must-have for kid- and family-friendly décor. Kids can play around it without fear of sharp edges.
Add Personality With Accessories – Of course, your child’s room should not be devoid of personality, far from it. This is their own space and they should be encouraged to use it to express who they are. Just make sure to add those pops of personality with accessories that can be changed as easily as their interests. This means items like rugs, throw pillows, and picture frames that you would be fine with swapping out on a semi-regular basis.
Keep Your Child Involved: Your child’s bedroom is the area in which she / he will be spending most of his time, so it’s critical that they feel at home in the space. Children should always feel that, their rooms are their own space, they are also part of the house as a whole. Don’t be afraid to be clear about the areas that you are open to discussing and which may be non-negotiable.
Choose Multifunctional Furniture: Double-duty furniture is ideal, especially when looking to transition a room from a space that is fit for an infant into one that is ready for a child. Think outside the idea of a standard changing table and purchase a desk or dresser that can be fitted with a padded changing mat.
Clutter control – Less is more when it comes to toys. The fewer toy choices you offer, the more likely the children are to play with the toys they have. To help control toy chaos, or ‘toy creep’ provide lots of baskets and bins with lids. And make it a habit to have the children pick up toys and put them back in the bins.
When it comes to kids, nothing is permanent. They change their favourite foods, colors, and styles as easily as the wind blows. Why should the design of their rooms be an exception? Be prepared for these requests for change because things in favour might differ from time to time. In designing a child’s space it has to be specific as many children are visual leaners too, which could create a lot of difference in them. As adding humour to a space requires sourcing and planning of the right furniture and props.So it would be smart to set the room up dynamic and making a kid friendly environment for their upbringing.
Meghana Muralidharan is an interior designer and a content writer who always believes that designer can spark creativity and innovation, and assumes that through writing one can express their own ideas.
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