Planning and designing your child’s bedroom? Children’s’ rooms are particularly difficult to furnish even when today shops are full of choices and ideas. Still, in that rain forest of design, colors and various furniture types, most parents have a difficult time to manage and reach a decision to what they are trying to achieve for their child.
There are a few basic design principles for the child’s room. First, you need to know that unlike a bedroom or living room for adults, the child’s bedroom grows with your offspring. The principle being that you will need to leave enough space not only for the bed or cupboards but also for other functions this special place will have to fulfil.
If you have a very young child try to make sure that the room is spatial and leaves enough room for playing as well as learning. With time boxes full of toys and doll houses will be substituted with books and the computer, so bear in mind to leave room for a table and book shelf as well. Children’s rooms need to always have a special orientation in comparison with other rooms in the house. With time it will take on the function of your child’s living room and his or her private place. Try to make sure it gets as much natural light as possible as your own living room.
Bedrooms for adults are often furnished with darker toned furniture and tamer wall colorings as parents generally prefer a more resting and calming atmosphere but in the child’s room it is expected to provide much more, also children enjoy lighter colors and a cheerful atmosphere. Wallpaper or paint ought to be light, cheerful and if you want to personalise to make your child happy, you can make paintings of your own design and completely adjust it to suit your child. If you have an artistic talent you could spend less and achieve more with only a few ‘cans of color’. You can always check out a few ideas from various interior designers.
Furnish the room simply and comfortably, this needs to be altered to the age of the child or children. Choose furniture that is not overly large, use materials of light colors and leave space for playing, studying and having fun with friends.
Also the matter of saving money, don’t plan to buy overly expensive furniture, as child’s play can often end up damaging furniture. Young children have still to learn to appreciate things, whether it be toys or their own room so try to choose solid, firm fitting but not too expensive furniture. Pay attention to warm floor coverings, a soft thick carpet with colorful pattern will serve the purpose.
The main design idea of the bedroom is to help the development of your child and your child’s future. Remember the future of your child is about all aspects their life, the bedroom is the haven that he/she spends a lot of time thinking, dreaming and planning their future. So getting the basics right will mean that everything else for them becomes that little bit easier.