Arranging a children’s room is a challenge. It should not only be functional but also agree to meet all the requirements of your child. Arranging a children’s room is not easy. Because how to organize a suitable place for a toddler to sleep, study, play in fewer square meters, and at the same time create an original space that he will like?
Check out our advice to make it easier to create the perfect, cozy, and create room for the youngest family member.
1. Arranging a children’s room – what should you remember?
Ecru-colored walls, bright rugs, and white furniture may seem tasteful, but not necessarily for a 5-year-old child. Your toddler will be much more satisfied with the colorful decor, which will not only stimulate his imagination but also have a positive impact on his development.
Think of colorful walls, a swing over a crib, and an unconventional rug such as a checkerboard or checkerboard. The toddler will be delighted, and the variety of colors will help him sharpen his sense of sight and affect his perceptiveness.
Pok knows your child has to meet several powerful features. Since it will be a place to rest, play, sleep, and learn, it is best to divide it into several parts. The division is, of course, contractual. Nobody tells you to build partitions or draw boundaries on the floor.
The bathroom, like the living room or bedroom, can be decorated with the same care. Make sure that all gadgets are adjusted to the height and age of the child.
Don’t forget that every child is different. The fact that the son of a neighbor or even your sister loves the color green and Superman does not mean that your child will also like the same. Before you stick a likeness of Peppa Pig on the wall of your room, think about whether your child wants this character.
Also, remember about a place to store toys – for birthdays, on the occasion of grandparents’ arrival, uncle’s visitor no other experience – your child has a lot of them. So that they do not control the entire room and do not fall from corner to corner, think about buying a large box or a basket for all your toddler’s treasures. You can invest in a beautiful, large container that will refer to the room theme.
2. Children’s room for a boy
The division into a room for a boy and a space for a girl is somewhat arbitrary. Of course, most girls will prefer pink on the walls to green, but it is by no means saying that a fire brigade theme cannot appear in a girls’ room (if Fireman Sam is her favorite hero).
The room for a boy is usually the one in blue and green colors. These shades go well with both gray and more robust colors, e.g., yellow or red.
In the photo below, a comfortable bed with star-shaped bedding is combined with cute posters on the walls (when your toddler grows up, you can exchange them for another, more “adult” one).
Take a look at the arrangement below – the walls have been painted navy blue and decorated with a Christmas motif (you can buy ready-made stickers in the shape of stars or paint stars from the template). In contrast to the dark blue color, white pieces of furniture beautifully brighten the interior.
3. Children’s room for a girl
By definition, a children’s room for a girl is the pink and white one with lots of shiny unicorns. But is this how your daughter imagines the room?
While a 2-year-old will not explain what exactly she would like in her room, a 4-year-old will. Listen to the consolation, because maybe you dream of a wall with wallpaper with dinosaurs?
Below is a classic example of a girl’s room – pink walls and white furniture. A rug enriches the whole with geometric patterns, and a poster with a zebra on the wall – a bit of gray and black allows you to avoid a sugary character.
There is no pink in the arrangement below – the walls are beige, and the furniture is oak. The whole thing is very girly, and at the same time, subdued and balanced.
4. Wallpaper for a children’s room
In recent years, wallpapers have become wildly fashionable. No wonder they can change and give character to any room in no time.
The wallpaper in the children’s room gives it coziness. It will be perfect if you do not have a specific idea for arranging a place for your child.
The most popular wallpapers are those with stars, dots, and balloons. In interior design and DIY stores, you will also find those with animals – with a forest or jungle motif, or a bit more patterned – with a princess’ castle or a police car.
When choosing a wallpaper, make sure that its colors correspond to the other colors in the children’s room. Take a look at the arrangement below – the theme of sweet balloons in shades of pink and yellow defines the colors of the furniture and the floor.
5. Furniture for a children’s room
The easiest to arrange and match all patterns and styles is white furniture – they will last for years because they will appeal to both 4-year-olds and teenagers. Pine furniture is also a good idea – it is relatively inexpensive and of good quality.
So what should be in a children’s room?
This is the minimum necessary. A chest of drawers, additional shelves, a bedside table, an armchair, or a small sofa will also be helpful (if the size of the room allows it).
Many furniture stores offer sets of furniture dedicated to children’s and teenagers’ rooms. Thanks to this solution, the whole thing is consistent and looks carefully designed, but nothing prevents you from completing it yourself. It is worth sticking to a leitmotif then – color or pattern.
6. A small children’s room in the block of flats
A small children’s room, or what? It is most often the one with an area ranging from 9 to 13 m2. It was evident that in such a room, the most important thing is to use any free space. Where to start designing a small children’s room?
Better than a bed – a 90×180 mattress is a standard in children’s rooms, but you can also find narrower beds on the market, e.g., those with a width of 80 or 70 cm.
It is worth putting on a bed frame with drawers under the mattress; it is the perfect place to store bedding, pillows, and toys. A mezzanine bed will also work well – your five or 6-year-old will be delighted, and you will gain additional space.
Racks and wardrobes should be built up to the ceiling; you can put things that your child does not use daily on the top shelves.
Another critical issue is the desk – it should be about 110 cm by 55 cm. It is not worth reducing the tabletop size; it is better to have a desk that can be opened or folded when the room is turned into a living room.