The arrangement of a kid’s room is a very difficult and responsible task. Designers who are entrusted with decorating a nursery, or parents who decide to equip a room on their own, have a number of requirements for safety, environmental friendliness, color palette, and zoning. With so many tips and restrictions, it’s easy to get confused and make mistakes.
We have prepared a list of the most commonly made mistakes when arranging a kid’s bedroom which should be avoided:
- Space is too cluttered up with furniture. In the kid’s room you need to leave enough space for indoor games and friends. Instead of putting another chest of drawers or ordering a huge cupboard, think about it – maybe you can use other toy storage options: use niches under the couch, space under the bed or more functional place shelves in the cupboard and more compactly arrange books on the rack.
- Use complex design elements. For example, in the past, such a technique, beloved by many designers, as a complex multi-level ceiling made of drywall, literally hanging over a berth, is absolutely inappropriate in a nursery. Such unnecessary design elements include decorative niches (equipped with lighting, they will look much more appropriate in living rooms), arches (it is better to install a door in the kid’s room to ensure privacy) and other purely decorative techniques that do not carry a functional load.
- Buy too expensive furniture. Yes, parents often want to show others that they do everything for the kid and expensive furniture brought from Italy is worthy of their future excellent student. BUT in the end, the baby will constantly hear – “carefully, do not scratch”, “do not climb on your couch with your feet”, “no, you cannot paste your drawings or a poster of your favorite group on these wallpapers” and so on. There is no need to turn the bedroom into an exhibition of parental opportunities, it’s a “living” room that will grow up with the kid, and you will have to change the interior here quite often.
- Buy furniture “that grows up with your baby.” Making the kid’s room too adult – “until we finish school, we won’t change anything” is certainly very frugal but the faceless room in which the baby likes nothing is unlikely to make him happy. Try to attract the kid to the choice of furniture, listen to his wishes when choosing a color, take into account his preferences.
- Ignore the interests of the baby in the arrangement of the bedroom. The thematic kid’s room is much more interesting than the faceless, “gray” room, like everyone else’s. Choose the theme that is close to the baby, and apply its main attributes in the decor of the nursery. If the kid is very addicted and often changes his preferences, it’s better to use it on interchangeable accessories.
And most importantly – equipping a room for a student, be sure to listen to his opinion. He is no longer a kid and is able to decide for himself which wallpaper he likes best and what color of the sofa he wants. Absolute freedom should not be provided but it’s just necessary to provide a choice of several options. For example, you could say, “choose which of these two seats you like best.” In this case, the kid will have a sense of involvement in the interior design of his room and he will treat it carefully and in an adult way.