6 Best Ways To Set Up Room For Your Little Ones
Updated: Sep 24, 2019
When decorating your child’s room, we know you want to create their dream space. And they deserve it too. Studies have shown children living in a personalised space are more productive and active than those who dislike their room. So here are a few ways you can build a paradise for your children:
1. Have a versatile set of Furniture
Children grow up faster than you expect. Their body and mind changes rapidly and thus, furniture you buy for your child’s room should be able to grow with it in terms of usability. Sure, the 7-year-old will love bed that looks like a racing car. But when he turns 13, he probably will feel his bed looks “childish”. Choose furniture that is neutral for all ages and later, personalise it with each passing year with additional accessories. Also, it is a good idea to think about furniture that includes storage so their room is mess free.
2. Decide a Theme
This is a must. You want your child’s room to be distinctive and playful. Learn about your child’s preferences and involve him while deciding the theme of the room. A good place to start is making an idea board and working with your child in choosing what they want in their room. There are hundreds of themes you can find and thousands of products to go with the theme. By theme we mean that you choose colour, artworks, accessories, toys, bathroom supplies, etc. surrounding the chosen theme.
3. Personalize the walls
Walls are the best place to give a personal touch to rooms. They don’t take away your precious space and still serve a lot to the room. They serve as motivation to your child and helps them to boost their confidence. Wall can be personalized in a zillion way.
Some of our favourite ones are –
Paint one wall entirely in blackboard and give your child liberty to (officially) draw on wall.On one wall, organise their artworks, medals, certificates or any such memorable event for them to re-live.Dedicate a wall for learning by adding education tools like books, charts and games. (refer 5th point)
4. Keep it spacious
Give your children space to grow. After school, they will be spending most of their time in their room. Playing, homework and sleeping – all in same space. Thus, keep it spacious enough to do all these activities. Consider those days when they have to work on big projects or their friends come over for play. Keep things away from centre of room so they have a lot of space to play around. A great idea here is to incorporate easy-cleaning system which a child can do for himself. Easy storage and brownie points for the times children keep their room clean is the best combination to make cleaning easier.
5. Incorporate activity corner
Learning is a lifetime process especially in the childhood days. Incorporate an activity centre in the room. Give your children as many learning vehicles as possible inside their room. Monthly themed learning, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) projects, art and craft, books, etc. will encourage your kid to feed its curiosity. Put forward ‘questions’ and they will find answers simply because they are curious. Additionally, you can hold competitions or a project completion treat to encourage them. Keep a few certificates and medals or star stickers handy.
6. Consider safety
Last but most important, anything you plan for your children’s room, make sure it is safe and secure. Just to make the room attractive, don’t involve items that can prove fatal for children. Such common but quite accident-prone items include candles, low hanging bulbs and lampshades, electronic items, sharp furniture (especially glass), etc. In short, safety first.
That is it for now. Hope this article got you started with planning a dream interior for your children. Let the experts at Pooja Mehta guide you to make a perfect space for your child. We promise to leave them in awe with the room that we design for them.