To redesign the room every two years, when the children’s tastes and needs change, is not possible. So how to make your children like their room from their early childhood to adolescence? Try some tips from designers who are also parents.
First of all, you should know what your children are like, what they love and enjoy doing. Do they need a quiet place or an open space? Do they need shelves for their collectibles or do they want to have their favourite posters on the walls? Is your child a passionate reader? Then there should a comfortable couch (or an armchair) in the room, located near the window and with good lighting. So, do you know your children well enough?
Live, distinct elements
An enormous round white chandelier will impress every newcomer, especially, if it contrasts with the colour ceiling. It will add a lot of light to the room and its dominance will never wear off. The same goes for a carpet with colourful stripes – just but beware of too striking accessories. Textiles and furniture should be of one colour, preferably the same like the carpet.
A trick for small spaces
Bright colours optically enlarge the interior. For small children’s rooms, use the tones of white, old-pink or gentle blue. Enhance the feeling of spaciousness using the same colour you used to paint the walls for large furniture (the cabinet and/or the bed). The effect of receding walls will be perfect.
A floor for sleep and playtime
Bunk beds are very popular with children. They are their hiding places and lookout towers. They save a lot of space in the room and they can hide a lot of toys and decorations. A bunk bed can be a boat or little cottage with a small fence. Nooks below the bed can offer a quiet work environment for school children, but they can also serve as a playroom. Everyone will surely like the impression of the stage scene you can create with a simple drawn curtain to provide more privacy and a smarter design.
Leave the colours to the children and their fantasy
If possible, ask your children what colours they like! You will be surprised at what beautiful combinations they can imagine. Seafront stripes in blue and white have been popular for ages. Some girls like pink and pastel shades of spring. At a later age, they might appreciate old rose with white and black elements.
For smaller children, designers recommend patterned walls – try quality design wallpapers or elegant paint rollers. For older children, it is preferable to choose one colour and decorate the wall with pictures in silver frames.
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