You and I have long realized how important it is for a growing person to have personal space at their disposal, and even more so, a whole room. But very often the dimensions of modern apartments do not differ in scale, and for the nursery they define a room, rather small, compact.
In it, as in a larger room, it is necessary to accommodate everything necessary for the life and development of a child, or even two children. But how to do it correctly so that the nursery becomes not only functional and comfortable, but also looks, at the same time, light visually.
Best ideas for a small children’s room
As the room is filled with children’s things and toys, the decor in the nursery will always be a little «too» variegated, and this cannot be changed. But you can influence the fact that the room for the children is nevertheless neater. To do this, you need to immediately abandon colorful patterns and thick ornaments on wall surfaces or carpet, and also, minimize decorative details on furniture and accessories.
Choosing a color for a small nursery
In the case of a small room, the space of which needs to be organized in a practical way, it is recommended to limit or completely abandon the use of bright colors in the design of the walls, floor and ceiling.
A small child will grow up very soon, and cartoon characters will become irrelevant everywhere. Therefore, looking a little ahead, it will be better to choose a neutral palette of light colors for the nursery, for example: white, sand, cream, light gray, pale yellow, light blue, pastel green. These shades are not only beautiful and versatile, but also able to visually enlarge the boundaries of the room, making the space brighter and more spacious..
Light colors, in a small nursery, are especially good, because bright active combinations look great against their background, which you will help the child choose.
Zoning in a small children’s room
It doesn’t matter what size the room is given for the nursery, in any case it must be properly decorated, defining the main functional areas (for recreation, classes, games).
The lightest area in the nursery, ideally near the window, should be reserved for the writing table, which, moreover, can be an area for creativity. The bed can be placed against the opposite or adjacent wall, but away from the front door. The storage system for things and toys must be located close to the third wall, or partially, around the work or recreation area.
As a result, placing the main pieces of furniture around the perimeter of a small room, you free up the center of the nursery, and the situation will be perceived as much easier..
Important! In the nursery, whose dimensions are limited, it is especially important to install high-quality artificial lighting not only in the working area, but also in the form of the main light, additional (sconce and floor lamp), decorative (table lamps). If you use the light correctly, a small nursery will be bright and airy even in the dark..
Do not waste the opportunity to use the useful free space in a small nursery to the maximum. If there is a niche in the room, you can build a storage system in its space in the form of a closed cabinet or open shelves..
The area around the window can also be very useful for placing not only the desktop, but also shelves along the window opening..
If the room is narrow in plan, it makes sense to shorten it somewhat so that it remains practical. For example, near the front door (or on the sides of it), you can build a structure in the form of a stationary rack cabinet for things, books and toys. Erected from floor to ceiling, it will contain the bulk of things, thereby unloading the rest of the room.
Choosing the right furniture for the nursery
The choice of furniture for such a difficult room is an important issue, and it should be taken seriously, because the nursery will only become more convenient and practical.
When furnishing items are purchased separately, you need to carefully select the correct size of beds, tables and cabinets. It is not necessary to remind, it is likely that all items for a small nursery should be proportionate to the room and comfortable for the child..
For example, if the daughter or son has already grown up, perhaps instead of a full-fledged bed, it is better to purchase a folding sofa – a bed, which, when assembled, will be very compact. A table for classes and creativity does not have to buy a large one with side tables and a voluminous tabletop, you can order a more accurate model, on one leg and mount against the wall, adding a set of several hanging shelves where you can place books and stationery.
A much more practical option for furniture in a small nursery would be the purchase of ready-made sets of furniture, the so-called designer (or objects integrated with each other).
The point is to combine the main items of children’s furniture in a single design: a bed, a wardrobe or a rack, a table and shelves, drawers. This technique has helped many families with two or three children to distribute the space of the room so that each child has a personal space, a work surface and a closet, as well as a common area for games..
Bunk beds, combined with a shelving unit and a table at the end, are a great solution for a room shared by two children.
An alternative could be beds on high supports, located above the desk and chest of drawers, a bed with a shelf at the foot of the wall, adjacent to the closet, etc..
We follow the ergonomics in the nursery
For a small nursery, where it is necessary to install comfortable furniture, comfort combined with safety is important, which is promoted by the science called Ergonomics. It is she who is responsible for the practical arrangement of objects in space:
If a staircase leads to the upper tier of a bunk bed, in a small room it should tightly adjoin the bed structure, or be part of it (for example, in the form of steps-boxes)
All parts of the integrated (combined) furniture must be provided with a free, unobstructed, access.
All items are necessarily calculated for the weight, height and age of children
There should be no protruding, slippery elements in the furniture
A small room needs functional minimalism: tables – compact, lightweight; beds, with built-in boxes; cabinets – not necessarily high, on stable legs.
If you personally encounter the problem of proper design of a cramped children’s room, be sure that the correct solution lies on the surface, and any room, even the most ambiguous room, lends itself to reorganization.
Believe in yourself – we wish you good luck!