Is your little one moving into their first room? Then you’re probably wondering how best to decorate the room to meet all your child’s needs – and make it a safe haven at the same time. Here are four tips to help you fine-tune your child’s room down to the last detail.
1. Divide the room into several zones
A man’s house is his kingdom – and a child’s room is theirs. Their room needs to meet not only their wishes but also their practical needs.
First – a relaxation zone. A comfortable bed with a quality mattress is of course, of utmost importance. Healthy sleep is really crucial for your child’s development, so give plenty of time and attention to choosing this piece of furniture. And don’t be shy in investing in something that will stand the test of time! You can find convertible beds that will adjust as your child grows.
If space allows, why not get an armchair or a small sofa so that they can have somewhere to relax during the day. It’s a good idea to discourage the habit of lying in bed all day, to help with restful sleep that comes with a good routine. If you’re struggling with space, you can try for a raised bed and place the relaxation area directly underneath.
Next, there should be a play area, where they can really let loose! The play area should offer plenty of space for putting together Legos or other crazy activities. You certainly can’t go wrong with a good rug. To avoid tripping over toys (or suffering any Lego-based foot injuries), we recommend getting good storage boxes, or a large chest, that can help keep everything spick and span!
Lastly, think about a learning corner. Even for the youngest children, it’s a good idea to think about where your future genius will do their homework. A corner with a desk and chair is a good place to start, of course – the best location is by a window that offers plenty of natural daylight. If you choose really good quality ergonomic furniture that is precisely designed for young learners, you can be sure that your children’s comfort will be well taken care of – whether they are drawing their first doodles or solving complex algebra!
2. Choose timeless furniture
While bright colours and popular children’s themes may tempt you to buy immediately, furnishing an entire room with the latest trends may not be the best idea. Trends go as fast as they come – and we now kids change their minds at the drop of a hat!
Try to opt for high-quality, more neutral, furniture that will last for several years without any problems. You can always add comic book characters and other popular themes in the form of bedding, cushions or other accessories that can be easily replaced with new ones at a much lower cost.
3. Safety first
Children’s furniture differs from ordinary furniture not only in appearance but also in design. Particularly for smaller children, where there is a higher risk of accidents, it is a good idea to choose furniture with rounded edges that is painted with non-toxic paints.
At the same time, the furniture should be as durable and washable as possible – just in case your little artist decides to practise his painting skills on a new cabinet. A child’s room can certainly be beautiful, but safety and functionality should always come first.
4. Listen to your children’s needs
Every child is different, and this should be reflected in the furnishings of a child’s room. Some children will appreciate a well-equipped library, others will sacrifice half the room to a Hot Wheels track.
If you’re already noticing an increased interest in a particular activity in your child, or if they’re old enough to tell you how they imagine the room, always try to listen to their needs. Your little one will love a personalised room much more than a sterile, un-decorated space.
So go forth – and good luck! We hope you find exactly what you, and your little treasure, are looking for!