Beginning of the new school year, as children do so with a sense of excitement, anticipation and a little angst. You as parents should help them ease the transition by keeping their bedroom decoration cohesive. A child’s room is much more than a place to sleep; it's a playroom, a craft center, a homework space, a changing room and even more. Thinking in terms of interior space planning for zones - the solution to creating a stress free and successful space without battling for elbowroom is planning, planning and planning! In order to create a haven for your kids, divide the room into functional areas that's in accordance with the kids view and likes their interest.
Designing is a two way process. Our needs and requirements determine how our architectural environment should turn out. Creating zones for kids within the space is an outcome of rational thought which can help organize the floor plan and figure out what features to include for each function. All can be taken care off under one roof with some noteworthy interior designing ideas and furniture arrangement that should be incorporated separately for girls and boys room. Given below are few aspects which can enhance the overall appeal and get them engrossed in their room’s new outlook.
How exactly do you visualize a study space? Quiet and dedicated spot for homework or something that inspires learning, fun and encourages your child to do more. Well better get some hands on interaction with your children and reacquaint yourself with the type of space they would prefer. But make sure furniture to be ergonomic that suits their age and height. How to develop study space for kids?
Organization and storage-
Books are an integral part of learning, make books friends. Add whimsy to their otherwise plain room by planning some fun bookcases to display along with a cool reading nook. Add a bookcase and comfortable seating as this will not only make them stable, organized and inculcate reading habits in children from start. Bookcases are an important element of children's room design and can be amalgamated in the decor as:
Play time is crucial for kids development, they learn a lot more to explore, make friends, and it also helps them befriend others but make sure that they learn to be patient. This teaches them to be a good playmate, thoughtful and benevolent. This will also lead you to be a great parent with actual skills to don on to assure comfort. Playing helps the child to develop a scope of interest for different sports and also lead them carry the torch as confident marshals.
Built-in space for toys:
Kid's room is usually full of toys, art and educational stuff. Built in shelves can help solve the problem of a messy cluttered space and can be incorporated in design to ease down as:
Remember when your parents had to hunt you down and drag you back home. See times repeating? But times have changed and you see children indoors on mobile phones, laptops, watching or just playing psp. Game rooms are a great addition to kids spaces, make kid-friendly areas for solo or spending quality time with others. Create a entertainment room exclusively for having fun. Which allows listening to music, playing games and many other. Also keeps kids active and engaged without resorting to television and iPads.
Game rooms are fun but they can be educational and highbrow. Have fun playing board games on the lines of chess set for budding Viswanathan Anand.
Bring foosball table, TT tables, basketball basket or air hockey to have the best entertainment while the kids be own their own.
Encourage and appreciate for music. Get drum set to practice, anytime a jam session, piano and also some dancing space.
Have budding movie buffs, super skilled gamers and TV fanatics! Media rooms and home theatres can be a great addition to your home
Entertainment room layout-
Make it a part of your premises so that kids are in front of your eyes. Utilize each and every part of your confinement walls, floor, ceiling.
Recreation room should be a mix of party, games and everything amusing. Give your child a crafty bone with an old school charm look with carnival, under sea, boat, outdoor inside, tree house.
Combine two functions education and play. Give them mind expanding ideas by creating a zoned space that feels conducive to playtime.
Entertainment room features-
Prior to deciding the contingent of mini-media mogul, most important feature of media room is light and sound but keep control of kid media usage. Divide space by putting mood lighting, use dimmers and different shades of lights.
Just set out a myriad of unique features such as 3-D wall and let the kids apply their tiny powerhouse. Help only if required and let them resolve their issues.
Wall mural or wall decal is a great way of adding fun to the room scene. Adopt universal theme as its cherished by kids from infancy all the way into their teen
Hanging nest hammocks suit best for infant's play zone and its mild pendulum swinging may help them in relaxing. They are believed to enhance cognitive ability with their movement and build positive stimulants in their brains. Place a hammock to nest in for great reading in chairs, swings or maybe even a bed for toddlers to teenage. This would keep the kids stationed in their otherwise spring zone.
Don't know how to keep your child busy, haven't step up an art centre? Know the answer to all this and more. Parent your child in a way that encourages creative expression, imagination, joyfulness and love for learning. Guide them in their art explorations and give them as diverse material and wait and watch for their creation like first pencil stroke, crayon splash and painting on paper.
Lessons for you-
Play stools and tables:
Innovative and lightweight playing tables paired with matching stools bring a feeling of excitement and interest to the decor and encourage children to carry on with their art, study or reading activities.
Customize the room with personalized items:
Display child's artwork to encourage them towards experimenting with various allied fields to bring the best out of them.
Adding chalkboard or white boards on walls or doors backs can be an interesting way of capturing child?s buoyant skills with giving them the added freedom to make, erase and share their thoughts without spilling on wall paints.
For young kids especially, room should have an element of excitement and adventure as it has myriad uses. Wouldn't it be nice if your kids fall asleep themselves and it's less a trouble for you to deal with. Sleep helps to actually maintain the overall development of the baby to nurture well. Hence, his/her space should be according to his age. If the word creativity makes you think of daydreaming or doing experimental things. Brim your child's sparkling imagination by keeping the choice of their favourite character or theme to their den by giving it a turnaround.
Organization & storage-
Bunked beds are real space savers in kid's bedroom decor because it leaves them with plenty of space to move around and play. Since these beds can be accommodated along one of the walls and can even be built with a study table or storage under the bed, rest of the space can be leisurely used for playing or other activities. Standard, futon, trundle, study, study+wardrobe are few example.
Racing car beds come in bold and vibrant colors and are loved by children. They are created for both boys and girls room design and are functional as well.
Zoning of dwelling spaces by partition for a combined child's room is a common issue for small apartments. It is surprising to place compartments in one room without limiting comfort. Perhaps what if you have an actor? and a studious child in one room. Screen off a corner of the room to make the star's dressing-room. You'll need a dressing table and a ceiling spot to ensure that the performer remains in the spotlight while a quiet space for the other one to concentrate in solemn.
Ceiling is an interesting part to make kid's turn off lights in their room decor and it turns out to be very useful to make them sleep at night. Add false ceiling with cove lights or paintings for fun.
Creating a shared bedroom is all about finding a balance between 'yours', 'mine' and 'ours'. To share a space for two children can be a blessing or a nightmare. You have to achieve ideas for a successful kids room that will grow on with years to come. Everything should be accessible and convenient. Such places where a kid would study, sleep and play, should be very comfortable and cozy. A very important point in kids room zoning is to value their interest during child's active hours in the room. Therefore, divide the space as per different zones for different activities.
One may experiment with bold colours for kid's room; however as per the child's personality go for different painting ideas ranging from calm pastels, sparkly pink, vibrant orange, rich purple or fun filled blue etc. While deciding upon the colour for walls, rest of the accessories and furniture needs to be kept in mind and matched.
Tip: In case of bold colored furniture one may go for a pastel colour scheme for walls or vice versa.
Make your kids room ready for anything, mess, toys, colours, play, resting and also studying. A versatile house is the ideal option where space is a premium, fill each room with the required essentials that are at an accessible distance. Turn a forgotten corner, with smart planning. Decorating for a baby's nursery or toddlers room infact should be designed along the periphery to provide ample area for playing. An open space is all that's need to make the kids go shalalalala.
Your child needs as much space as possible. So, for kids who love to roll on floors give them plenty of area to splurge. Utilize corners and go vertical to allow your young one crawl and walk freely.
Avoid taking too much floor space with the furniture. Place cots/ beds, dresser, toy chest and study all adjacent to walls. Same goes for rocking chairs, wardrobe, bookcase and cubbies.
Create a recreational area near window or the space for a baby at periphery and not in center so less obstruction with their movement.
A great way to stay organized is with build in furniture and to make cleaning a breeze. Maintain organizing skills dedicated to control the mess.
Infact use tuck-in wall desks, cots and loft beds with drawers to holds kids linen, have shelves to place kids school supplies.
Unique solutions are orchestrated when parents take incredible amount of pain to make everything possible for their child even with space constraints.
Try L-shaped arrangement with kid- size furniture and bean bags. Also give them a chance to shine on your bare walls.
Extrapolate their younger years with safety. It is most crucial aspect of parenting. Keep plenty of table space according to their proportion to prevent any hurdle.
Growing up kids tends to spend most of their time playing with toys on the floor, so it will be essential to have a soft and clean space. Rugs have to be dense for it to last longer. Some varieties readily available are:
Wool Rugs: Wool rugs are long lasting, fire resistant, non toxic and antibacterial.
Synthetic rugs: Synthetic rugs come with cute and interesting learning patterns. These are easy to wash, durable and stain resistant.
Cozy pillows & poufs:
Free up as much space for play and keep obstruction less floor. Place floor pillows and poufs for a bit height while they are busy doing up their dismantled machinery. This may add on to the vibrancy and comfort of overall decor.
Hello there, I am Ritika Bhasin, an Architecture and Kathak graduate with a keen eye for interiors. My blogs are my alternate perspective to design and its allied fields through knowledge personified and documented. As a child I was always inspired by colours, texture, home styling and decor made me happy! It’s similar to designing ... | more articles from Ritika
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