Elements to Observe when Designing a Children's Bedroom
Designing a children’s bedroom can be a challenging experience. A space dedicated for children differs from adults. Functionality and appeal are important aspects but at the same time, your child’s growth should also be taken into account. Their vulnerability, as well as physical and brain development are also factors to consider. Looking to create the ideal balance of practicality and creativity for your kids’ room? Read on to find out more.
1. A safe environment
Your children’s room should incorporate basic childproofing to enhance safety. Refer to the following tips to learn how to create a safe environment for your children’s room.
Use a low bed or floor bed
Instead of using a bed with a regular-height frame, a low/floor bed is more suitable for a children's room. Remember to station the bed against the wall or in a corner to avoid falls. In addition, you may equip a security rail to the side of the bed facing out into the room.
Use furniture anchors and drawer stops
Furniture anchors and drawer stops should be used in a children’s room to ensure their safety. This is to prevent your kids from climbing or tipping over the furniture. If there is a bookcase placed in the room, avoid putting any heavy items on top of it.
Remove floor lamps
Take floor lamps out from your kids’ room to prevent your little ones from falling over. Wall sconces can be great lighting choices for the rooms. Do not hesitate to seek professional advice from home interior design companies if you need alternative lighting options that better suit your children’s needs.
Install window guards or stops
It is essential to have window guards/stops in a children’s room as it provides greater protection than window screens. The latter cannot hold the weight of a child pushing against them.
2. Colours of the room
Colour is a key element that can excite, heal, soothe and inspire children. This explains why choosing the right colour for a child's room should be a priority. Before selecting the right colour, keep in mind that it is important to decide on the mood you want to create, as well as distinguishing between warm and cool colours. Better still, engage interior design services to help create a suitable colour scheme for your children’s room.
Listed below are some colours commonly used for a children’s room:
Meanwhile, you may also want to ask yourself the following questions to make an informed decision during the selection process:
Dark or soft colour tone?
Dreamy or bold theme?
Simplicity or Mix-and-Match?
3. Fun elements
Besides taking good care of your child’s health and safety, paying close attention to their well-being is crucial as well. One of the ways is to ensure they have sufficient leisure time and cultivate positive thinking. Here are some fun elements that you can instil in your kid’s room to support their cognitive development.
Add a chalkboard wall for your kids to doodle or practise writing.
Create dedicated storage, perfect for teaching them to put items back where they belong.
Set up a gallery wall to present your children’s art.
Establish reading zones and activity tables to foster a love for learning.
With the aforementioned elements above, we hope you are able to create a room that suits your child’s personality. Shaping your kid’s rooms serves as a way to not only shape their character, but provide them with a safe haven as well.
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