Children typically have highly active, inquisitive minds – always wanting to ask questions and explore the world. When planning a room for a child, it helps to design it in a way that enables their imagination and personality. Whether it is for a young princess learning to sleep in her own room for the first time or for an adventurous boy ready to take on the next adventure at school, rooms for kids need be a haven for them as the master bedroom is for the parents.
To begin creating your child’s haven, start with the basics: strip the whole room down and move everything out so you have a blank canvas to work with. If your child is at an age where his or her personality becomes evident, use this as inspiration for the room to keep everything attuned to your child’s taste. After all, it can be upsetting for children to be made to stay in a room that they don’t really like.
Themed rooms are always a great idea, but to create something truly interesting, versatile and stimulating for the mind, why not paint a wall with chalkboard paint? This could be a prime spot for brainstorming homework or simply changing the décor of the room whenever your child feels like it. It all depends on how much space you’d like to dedicate to it.
Is your child still growing and wanting to measure it? Why not put a decorative growth chart to add fun to the room? It makes a great alternative to making notches on the door or drawing on the walls. Not to mention that they can become a keepsake later on in your child’s life.
Finally, you also need to make sure to choose furniture that can adapt easily with the different stages of your child’s life. Simple wooden pieces done in light shades such as white and maple are ideal, as they can fit easily with all kinds of different themes.
From our selection of youth furniture, which do you think is best for your child’s special hideaway? What kind of design do you envision for the room?
Sprucing up Children’s Rooms to Spark Imagination