I always get questions about children’s rooms, how to decorate, what materials to use, themes, and how far the kids go when choosing the decor.
Well, my concept has always been “less is more”. In this concept, even though it is a kids room, common sense and organisation must prevail. Like all the rest of the house, it has to have style, with no mess, no excesses, and no tiresome colours.
First step is to do a spatial study of the environment: what is the size of the room, position of windows, doors, natural light, acoustic and thermal conditions. Next we will determinate the needs of the child who will inhabit this space. How old she or he is, what the daily routine is, what hobbies they have, and what their individual preferences for color and style are.
After the physical needs of the environment have been established, the furniture is distributed, including rest stations (such as bed, sofa, armchairs), work (desks), storage (closet, gazebo, shelves) and playful space (pedagogical models).
Only after the fulfillments of the space requirements we begin to seek the identification of the child with the environment through themes, colours, shapes and fabrics. At this stage, the participation of the child is fundamental, but one has to have limits.
It is important not to leave loose objects in the space, to have places to store the toys and books, so that the child can alone take and put these elements again in the correct places, learning to have autonomy within their own space.
Lifting the bed can be a solution for small environments cause you can use the space underneath for desk or even to store toys and books.
Nice to remember that this child will grow and it would be interesting that the room accompany this growth as time goes by. Therefore, my choices are always more elegant, timeless and functional. Boring? Absolutely not. The empty environments are ideal for the psychological development of children, leaving room for creativity and development of individual talent.
Painting the walls is cool, but be careful about the colours paletes. Avoid too strong and stimulating colours too, such as pure yellow, orange, bright red, pink. Such as pure colours they tend to make children more agitated. Choose softer colours like pink deco (pantone of 2016), greyer blues and greens, warmer lilacs.
Dark colours can also have a very cool effect on the walls, such as deep blue, dark green, red wine. But do not paint all the walls of the room, just one or two strategic ones, leave the others in neutral color with beige, gray or off-white.
Use and abuse stickers, those big ones with cool pictures, which can be a patchwork of photos of the child’s daily life, or photos of their hobbies and preferences. They are cheap and effective solutions. There are several offers on the internet, you can visit the sites: Wall-art e E-bay .
A very interesting possibility is to explore the ceiling to insert interesting photos or paintings, sky reproduction and stars.
Twins are always a good reason to give the bedroom a cool look with bunked beds. The rules are the same, even with two or more kids using the same space is necessary to keep the same premises.
Again, remember that less is more, so do not allow the space to be filled with furniture or scattered objects.
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