For children, the importance of having their own room can’t be understated. They can play, run around and daydream, or enjoy some peace and quiet undisturbed. They should always feel comfortable and safe. With these tips you can create a room for your children that is as imaginative as it is cosy.
Arguably one of the best tasks for parents-to-be is lovingly designing their first nursery. Most prefer soft pastel colours or white tones – in fitting with the Scandinavian furnishing style, an interior design trend that has been around for years.
Baby’s bedroom doesn’t need to be crammed full, but there are a few essential accessories for day-to-day life with the newborn:
As soon as your child is a bit older and standing on their own two feet, they will need a bit more room for playing and exploring. Fantasy worlds and furniture often merge so that the little ones’ imaginations can run free. Should your toddler develop an attachment to a kids series, certain film characters or sports stars, then designing the room accordingly seems like the obvious choice. However, it’s best to keep the colours in the room fairly neutral – not least because children’s interests can change at the drop of a hat! The room is often colourful enough when packed with books, toys, bedding and decorative objects. White is the classic pleasant colour that goes with everything – and to keep it clean you can add a protective coat on top of the colour, a so-called elephant skin.
The floor covering in said room should be just as durable. Laminate flooring boasts decent durability thanks to a layer of melamine resin ideal for endless playing and the daily patter of little feet, and available in countless design variants. It is also easily wipeable so you can quickly conquer any sign of dirt. Nowadays, variants with an integrated sound-absorbing cushion and optimised installation debunk the common conception of laminate flooring as being cold and loud. This floor covering is definitely an interesting option for any kid’s room.
Furnishing a room for children shouldn’t just look great – many objects in such rooms need to meet special requirements and are certified under strict criteria. To ensure the best for your little ones, keep the following points in mind when furnishing their rooms:
Those looking for custom decor for their child’s room can easily get involved themselves. If your child wants to and can help, they can also get stuck in with the crafting! For example, blackboard paint or film can transform walls and cupboard doors into surfaces for drawing – so your child can really get in touch with their creative side using chalk, again and again. With the right room design, a white ball light can be transformed from a simple light source to a funny animal or the moon and makes for plenty of fun in a child’s room.
Washi tape, too, is a popular material when it comes to renovating and decorating children’s bedrooms. With the adhesive strips, simple shapes, lettering or patterns can be formed on the walls and easily removed again when needed.
From infancy to the teen years, the nursery is a room of 1,000 possibilities. Their own domain is a personal retreat for children of all ages, a world they can redesign again and again. It is best if the room has a foundation that can follow (almost) every development, such as a durable floor or furniture that grows with the children.
“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...” Not only the Star Wars universe, but also the universe itself fascinates young and old. However, it is often children in particular who want a room design that reflects their enthusiasm for these endless expanses. This does not require much effort – just a few details are enough to create the space look in your child's room!
Whether you are a dog person or a cat person – anyone who anyone who loves their pet will readily accept animal hair on clothing and scratches on the floor. But there’s no need! Because the right flooring can mean that pet owners do not have to be annoyed about deep scratches in the floor at least.