Whether you are designing a new nursery or upgrading one to a kid’s room, the experience of decorating is very rewarding and worth the effort. I think a child’s room should have a great input from parents and children rather than hiring an interior designer to do the job for you. As much as it might seem easy to design, there are a few rules that should be taken into consideration when decorating your little one’s room:
First of all, your child’s room should be placed close to yours just in case of any nightmare related emergencies, don’t make them walk that far during the night.
Make it personal
A kid’s bedroom is where he/she will be spending most of their time in, therefore it has to be very personal and it needs to be right for them. Nothing makes a room more personal than photos or an art piece with your kids name on.
“Nothing makes a room more personal than photos or an art piece with your kids name on.”
Choose a calm color palette and get crafty
This room should reflect the kid’s personal style. It’s important for your kid to feel happy in his/her room.The colors you select for the room affects your baby’s mood so make sure you go for calm colors. Colors can stimulate or soothe the senses of your baby, so the color choice plays a huge role in creating a tranquil place for your baby to rest. Wall art is always a good idea as well.
Have a focal point
Decide what is the room’s focal point, is it the baby cot, a statement artwork, or the play area? This area of focus should have the room built up around it and the rest of the decor to be simple so your focal point could stand out.
Think on the long run
When designing a baby room you must think on the long run. You definitely do not want to throw away everything you have, play around with what you have and add a new toddler bed for example. Thinking ahead will ensure you get the most out of your money and your space.
You should also make sure to keep enough future storage space when designing the room, wardrobes can initially be used as toy storage until you need it fill it with clothes. Focus on age-sensitive items that are easy-to-update like bed linen, artwork, cushions and lampshades, where you can easily change as they grow older.
“Colors can stimulate or soothe the senses of your baby, so the color choice plays a huge role in creating a tranquil place for your baby to rest.”
Do not ignore windows
Make sure your child’s room has plenty of natural light to ensure maximum brightness and to prevent your young ones from straining their eyes.
Childproof the room
Avoid having marble flooring, place foam mats or thick carpets. Hang photo frames high and away so that they are not reachable by your kid, mount them on the wall and try to replace the glass with plastic. If you plan on placing a TV in your child’s room make sure to securely mount it on the wall to avoid any injuries. Don’t keep the power sockets exposed.Keep an eye on the table edges and add safety corners, they treacherous for a little kid learning how to walk and can badly hurt them.Make sure you lower the crib mattress once your child starts sitting up and standing. Be careful with stuffed animals too, they’re a suffocation hazard, and can make an easy step stool for a little one who wants to get out.
Avoid strong lighting
Make sure to install a dimmer switch for the main bedroom light.