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Children's Bedroom Design Tips
Additional Tips in Decorating Your Child’s Bedroom
Before you start creating your child’s sanctuary, keep in mind that the bedroom should be a playful and fun place. It should also be a good avenue to foster creativity, confidence, self-expression, and safety. Here are a number of tips to guide you all throughout the entire process of designing, decorating, and furnishing the room.
Allow them to Help
Their bedroom is a kid’s space. Giving them the chance to handle major parts of the designing process will allow them to come up with a sacred space where they will feel safe to explore and develop their unique identities. Let them choose the color schemes, accessories, and artwork under your guidance. Doing so will also empower them and build up their confidence.
Decorating a room is a good opportunity for your child for creativity and personal expression. Encourage the child to pitch in his or her ideas on the whole scheme that you are going for. This would be a good way to develop their sense of identity. You can even get them to draw or paint pictures and use them as decorations.
Be Keen with Colors
Color holds a very big impact not only on the overall design of the child’s bedroom. It can also have an effect on an individual’s psychological aspect. Using primary colors as the room’s main color palette, for example, might not be a very wise choice if your child is hyperactive. Instead, pick rich colors and warm pastels that will create a calming effect on the environment. Still, though, you will have to stick to a color scheme that will make your child happy.
Show Them Off
Boost your child’s self-esteem by putting up areas in the bedroom where their achievements and accomplishments can be put on display. You can put up shelves where the trophies can be set up, hooks to hang medals, and bulletin boards to pin certificates and even their current drawing masterpieces. Doing so will only move your child to do better.
Include Family Photos
Photos of the family can provide a sense of love and security to the room. If there are times that the child has feelings of anxiousness, a simple glimpse on their bedside table with the smiling photographs of their parents and siblings might somehow alleviate the feelings of fear and nervousness. Aside from placing the photos in wall or table picture frames, it would a wise idea to put up memory boards to display family pictures.
Give Each Child Space
This tip is especially applicable if you have two or more children sharing a single room. Remember that each of them are unique and will need their personal space once in a while to individually develop their unique talents and hobbies. Delineate their personal space by hanging initials in the designated areas in the room.
Keep Things Tidy
The effect of a cluttered and chaotic space holds the same effect to both children and adults. It can give way for the formation of feelings of anxiety and stress. Ensure that you equip the bedroom with plenty of spaces where they can keep their toys at the end of playing time. Encourage them to do the tidying on their own to foster responsibility and accountability.
Making Every Home Space Child-Friendly
Every year, there are more the 3 million unintentional injuries on children that they have acquired right in their homes. Many parents seem to fail in thinking that the various areas of their home can bring in potential dangers to their unattended child.
Because children mostly are run by their imagination and curiosity, they sometimes fail to know and understand the things that are dangerous. Put yourself in the shoes of an inquisitive child and look around your home. What are those things that look interesting? Is it within reach by a small child? Note that child proofing a space should extend outside their bedrooms. After all, this is not the only space where they will roam and play in.
Childproofing your home can be done with a good combination of supervision and modification. Many parents only opt to watch over their child to ensure their safety as they play around various parts of the home. However, this is just not enough. Remember that a split second where you took your eyes off of your child is already be enough for a potential danger to take place.
Modifying your home means that you perform the necessary changes in a way that you take out those potential child hazards that could cause accidents or injuries. Create a safer home for your child by equipping safety devices which includes Outlet plugs, cabinet and drawer locks, window stops, window guards, furniture straps and brackets, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide (CO) detectors and stair gates in designated parts of the home.
Although you have already armed your home with these devices, it does not mean that you now have the license to allow them to roam freely. You should still do your share in ensuring that they are always out of harm’s way. If your child is already old and responsible enough to follow instructions, educate him or her on the potential hazards of the house.
Child-Proofing Your Living Room
Choose durable furniture upholstery that will look better for a long time. Leather should be a very good pick since it is relatively easy to care for and it never goes out of fashion. It will also be better to create different seating areas. You can use a coffee table for games and coloring paired with small stools like Teamson Design Kids Sunny Safari Stools – Butterfly while wide sofas like the plush Jennifer Delonge Parker Child Sofa in Microsuede can be used for reading.
Use wipe-clean paint so grubby hands will not leave a long term mark on your delicately painted walls. Using certain finishes, like eggshell, should facilitate the easy removal of stains. Also use washable slipcovers. Movie night in family rooms are perfect avenues for spills. It would be very convenient to just take these slipcovers and throw them in the washer when they get soiled.
Children will always use this room for playing so it is important that you keep stuff out of the way. Built-in storage units and shelves would a good way to keep unnecessary things from scattering all over the living room floor. Rugs would also be very good additions as children will most likely utilize the floor for playing and eating. Acquire those that can easily be cleaned from crumbs and stains.