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4 Rules to Follow When Designing a Child’s Room

By Tunajina Islam

Designing and decorating a child’s room is a critical process if you want to truly maximize the benefits a beautifully colored, furnished and organized room can have on a young child. The right decoration can harness a child’s creativity, imagination and inspiration. Today, we’ll be evaluating the idea of a galaxy themed room for your child. We’ll be learning the tips and tricks on how to utilize the room according to its theme and the ways in which your child can flourish by means of a simple room décor.

Colors – Warm vs Cool

Warm colors, typically on the yellow, orange and red scale, inspire creativeness, and allow a more positive thinking atmosphere. Cool tones help calm the nerves, especially during the night so your child can get a peaceful sleep. Our galaxy theme calls for more cool tones. The typical colors of the milky way like dark blue, light blue, and a hint of purple make a great combination for this theme.

As the dark hues beautifully create a galactic atmosphere, there must be some room for softer colors in order to avoid a dull and dreary vibe. White is an essential color in all rooms that complement almost ANY theme. A large white wall space adjacent to a dark galactic hue can really soften up the look. Throw in a pop of warm colors to incorporate happiness and inspiration in your child’s everyday life. 

Illusions on wall

To add a more creative touch to your child’s room, Berger Illusions are the perfect solution. Ranging from fun cartoon themes to a calm oasis, the illusions are plenty. Illusions inspire imagination and liven up the room so your little ones never get bored.

Whether you want the peaceful embrace of an oasis, or a dreamy starry sky, Berger brings you both illusions in beautiful shades. Their Marine Life Illusion goes well with subtle warm toned colors in the room. While their Galaxy Glow Illusion perfectly complements soothing cool tones.

For the cartoon lovers, these animation illusions are ideal. They are full of life and fun and allow children to explore their imagination. As a Lion King lover, Simba Illusion is my personal favorite. It also portrays a beautiful night in the wild, with silhouettes that leave much room for imagination. While Angry Bird Illusion is a brighter look with adorable characters to admire all day.

Function Zones

A child’s room is their own little sanctuary where they play, work, dream and most importantly, feel safe and sound at the end of the day. Creating separate zones within the room for each function can help the child stay organized. Three primary function zones you could consider are:

  1. Study corner – It’s crucial to dedicate a corner to just study/work so a child stays focused. This corner should have a cleaner and bright theme to trigger the child’s thinking process. Consider a mild off-white wall with pops of red on the study desk.
  1. Play unit – Play areas should essentially be in the middle of the room with a spacious play mat or carpet as its base. Toys and games should be kept in toy boxes that can easily be stored under the bed.
  1. Sleeping – Creating a zone especially for sleeping and resting can really go a long way. You can start by adding soothing blue colors to the wall directly opposing the child’s sleep position. Load this zone up with night lights, dream catchers, teddy bears and anything that a child might find comforting. If the room is shared, then consider a bunk bed that can help free up more floor space and let the kids learn the art of sharing.

Note to self: A child’s room must be spacious with ample room for kids to play. Too much clutter can be overwhelming and create an anxious tone. Keeping all of this in mind can help create the ideal space organization, leaving no corner unturned.

Lighting

Good lighting is not only necessary for a child’s room, but also helps complement the aesthetics of the room and boasts your style. When choosing lighting for the room, keep in mind the safety hazards, firstly. Avoid breakable material like pottery and glass. Instead, opt for wood and plastic lights, so your child can play worry-free. You can also have themed lights, like planets, or flowers hanging from the ceiling that really brings out the whimsical side of the room. For our theme, we’ve chosen planet like structures for the ceiling lights that perfectly take you away into a new world.

Personal DIY Touches

There’s nothing homelier than some DIY décor to make a child’s room more wholesome. Your child’s school projects that he so passionately crafted himself can serve as a warm reminder of family and love. Reserve a corner for DIY projects to show off your child’s skills and make them feel appreciated. In fact, you can get down and gritty too with your child, and create handmade memories to line the walls of the room. Get nifty and make lanterns, picture frames, danglers and so much more. Another crafty idea is sparing a wall space just for your child to paint himself. A wall space dedicated just for your child’s creativity can boost their motivation and help them flourish. These personal touches can turn any room cozier and fill it with love.

While designing and decorating a child’s room may not be easy, it’s downright fun! It brings out the inner child in you that wishes this whimsical, illusionary and comforting sanctuary was your own. Don’t worry, you still get to be the parent of the year by keeping these rules in mind when designing your child’s room.

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