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A children’s room that grows with children: Tips from an interior designer

Setting up a children's room for a child may not be as easy as it may seem at first glance. First and foremost, it should be a safe place for children to create their own unique world. However, it is also important to think about their needs, which change over time. How to design a room to grow with them without spending a lot of money on remakes? For example, imagine it this way.

Practical layout

The basis is to perceive the space as a whole of details, which should primarily stimulate children’s imagination and create an environment in which they will feel good. The priority is therefore to choose multifunctional and timeless furniture, wallpapers and colors, which even in a smaller space can create a place to relax and play, but also think about future preparation for school.

For younger children, the most important thing is enough space to play. Place the furniture around the entire perimeter of the room, which will optically open the space.

The bed is placed in the left corner of the room so that it is not directly opposite the door, but at the same time so that children can see the door, which evokes a feeling of security. The rest area is separated from the work zone by a high built-in closet with a shelf system with a work table. The table is located directly below the window, which faces southwest. It has plenty of natural light. When the boy grows up, he uses the space to draw for school duties or computer work. The ideal place for parents is a low bench with deep drawers, which is directly connected to the table. It overlooks the entire room and the table area.

Neutral and timeless

The children’s room is a special room when it comes to furnishing and design. It is a space that needs to be adjusted over time according to the needs and often the requirements of your children. If you do that, when it comes to wall color, floor selection, and expensive pieces of furniture, think of the golden rule – neutral and timeless. Instead of pastel colors baby blue or powder pink, choose shades of warm and friendly colors, a neutral wooden floor, and classic minimalist furniture. Furnishing a room for your child in a more neutral spirit is a long-term investment.

A place to play

Through the window on the opposite side of the room, the sun shines throughout the day, making it an ideal place to play. Children often shift their attention from one toy to another, so to keep them close at hand, choose a lower storage space where they can easily reach themselves. To underline the playful children’s environment, you can choose interactive but also educational accessories such as wooden cubes with a name, minimalist pictures, or, for example, a globe. Since children most often play on the ground, don’t forget a comfortable rug, pillows, or, for example, a children’s tent, which can turn into a bunker full of secrets. For older children, you can also choose, for example, a hammock, a canopy or, in the case of a bunk bed, woven curtains, which will create the perfect space for a hiding place.

And what about the room next?

When the child grows up, it is possible to make small changes in the room, which will make the cozy children’s room space for adolescent young people:

  • just paint the wall and change the wallpaper
  • you can hang a TV, add a game console or place a bookshelf where the mountains have been painted
  • the children’s tent can be exchanged for a comfortable sofa or armchair
  • in the space behind the door, above the bench it is possible to add storage space, e.g. design hangers
  • the desk can be supplemented with a computer or laptop, and children’s books can be exchanged for textbooks and magazines.