10 mistakes in the design of children’s rooms

Good design is an illustration of comfort, aesthetics, style and functionality, but if at least one of these components is not taken into account, the interior can lose valuable benefits..

A children’s room must necessarily be multifaceted in terms of interior design. There are several basic tasks for parents that must be completed in order for both the child and his mom and dad to be confident in the safety and comfort of the room..

Nevertheless, there are often cases when it is not possible to avoid common mistakes in the design of nurseries, therefore we propose to work on the mistakes and correct obvious as well as hidden flaws.

Errors and ways to eliminate them

Cold light

For any living space, lighting is especially important, but in a nursery, poor-quality light is unforgivable. If you do not feel the atmosphere of comfort for a long time, perhaps the matter is not in the layout or texture of the upholstery, but in the cold white artificial light that comes from the lamps of a chandelier, spot or floor lamp.

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When choosing lamps for lighting devices in a nursery, not only power plays a decisive role, but also tonality: the light should be warm, with a yellowish tone. It is good if the luminaires are equipped with a special device for regulating the intensity of the luminous flux – a dimmer.

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Play environment

A room intended for your toddler or preschooler does not have to shimmer with bright colors. If flashy shades are used in abundance in the arrangement and decoration of the children’s interior, the space will look like a playroom in an amusement park. In turn, such an oversight will lead to the fact that it will be difficult for children to focus their attention, for example, in class, study or rest..

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We tirelessly recommend choosing light basic shades that will form the basis of the coloristic design of the room: sand, cream, golden, pastel shades, natural colors. All of them will become an excellent background for brighter objects, a large number of toys, a playhouse and other accessories..

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Expensive wallpaper

Parents who seek to create an atmosphere of luxury from the very birth of a child can be envied or advised not to rush into choosing expensive wallpaper or panels for wall decoration. It is better to leave the silk-screened coating or realistic painting until the child is old enough to appreciate the high quality and value of such materials..

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A stylish and beautiful interior today can be created without using precious woods, expensive fabrics or wallpaper. The walls in the nursery, where a small child lives from 2 years old, it is better to simply paint, decorate with polyurethane moldings or liquid wallpaper. In case of contamination, which is so common in children’s rooms, it will not be difficult to clean the surface.

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Incorrect bed position

A baby cot should not be placed close to a window due to the fact that drafts often occur in this area. You should also not place the bed near the doors for the same reason, and because it is more difficult for a child to fall asleep in the evening if there is noise in other rooms..

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A bed for a nursery is essential furniture, because a full and healthy sleep is necessary for development and growth. Therefore, the berth should be placed in the center, with a headboard or sidewall against the wall, as far as possible from the entrance and window..

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Tall or deep cabinets

Unless the storage system is equipped with a reliable ladder that gives access to the upper shelves, its presence is not entirely justified when it comes to the room of young children. It is difficult for babies to reach the item they need if it is high or too deep on the shelf and there is a danger of overturning an unstable cabinet or falling from a height.

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Until the child has reached a certain age and height, you should not place large furniture in the room, which, as a result, will not be convenient for the owner of the nursery. Here, each item should serve children and create better conditions, whether it be a wardrobe, or a rack for books and toys..

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Carpet

Soft and warm, carpet is not a good enough option for flooring where small children live, create and vandalize. Rest assured that no detergents will be able to remove all stains from spilled paints, plasticine, felt-tip pens, or plants brought from the street.

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For your nursery floor, choose a practical laminate or linoleum, on which you can lay a compact warm rug in the play area. Such an instance is much easier to clean and the hassle of cleaning the room will be less..

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Heavy curtains

Textiles are different from textiles, so what is appropriate in an adult’s bedroom is completely unsuitable for a nursery. Imagine what hide-and-seek behind blackout curtains on a heavy cornice can turn into. In addition, such an option for decorating windows in this room will be extremely impractical..

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If you are hanging curtains, it is necessary to be made of light fabric that does not require a massive cornice. And one of the most successful ways of window decoration today is the Roman lifting mechanism, which looks stylish, easy to use and quite safe..

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Dark workplace

If parents notice changes in the child’s posture or his unwillingness to do homework, it is possible that the whole thing is in the wrong position of the desk in the room. It is important to remember that it is impossible to install a desk or a desk against a wall perpendicular to the window, even if sunlight enters the room in excess.

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The best place for a work area is in the area directly in front of the window, since the child does not have to strain eyes and bend low over the table during class.

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Stereotypes

You should not think that a boy’s room should certainly be decorated in blue, gray or red tones, and girlish red in all shades of pink. This is just as wrong as using purely in the interior «child» decor or pieces of furniture.

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If this is your desire, then the choice in favor of caramel or heavenly tones, of course, is possible. Nevertheless, one must not forget that there are other, equally beautiful shades, as well as shapes and textures that can emphasize the individuality, character and taste of a growing person..

For example, in a boy’s room, you can use a graphic pattern in the form of flowers or birds, it looks great in combination with dark shades and natural textures of metal or wood..

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Unequal opportunities

It often happens that one nursery is intended for two children of different sex or age. At the same time, when an older and younger child is divided into the nursery, a feeling of possessiveness and rivalry for the best chair, shelf or bed by the window inevitably arises. Often, parents deliberately distribute space not equally, but with the expectation that the older child has already grown up and he no longer needs this or that thing, and vice versa.

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As far-sighted and sagacious parents, you should never encourage such situations, but bring up the best feelings, tolerance and respect in children..

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The children’s room should be distributed so that each of the children, regardless of age or gender, is in equal conditions.

For example, set up beds on either side of the window, place a couple of dressers along opposite walls, and arrange two workspaces according to the age and needs of the kids..

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Good luck!

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