Aspects to take into account when decorating a children’s room

When we find out we are going to be parents, we are very excited to decorate our future children’s room. This is a room where we are going to have to spend time with them, so we need it to be as cozy as it is functional. If you are a first-timer, you probably don’t know where to start. Between so many color palettes, furniture, armchairs, tables, carpets, you may feel a little saturated. Don’t worry. With this article we want to make your life easier by showing you some ideas for decorating a children’s bedroom.

How to furnish a child’s bedroom

The first step is to analyze the entire room. We must know the measurements of the entire space so that the distribution of the furniture is not a problem. Distribution is one of the most important points. A good distribution can make a bedroom with little space can become very spacious if we know how to place everything without subtracting furniture.

The most important thing in a children’s room is that your child has 3 fundamental areas: the learning area, the play area and the rest area.

Let’s review in depth the characteristics of each one.

Learning zone

The learning zone is where your little one should have everything he or she needs to do his or her homework. On the one hand, you will need a desk, which should normally be placed next to a window, to take advantage of natural light when you are carrying out your activities. The desk should be large enough so that you can organize all your things.

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As for the seat, it will depend on the age of your son or daughter. You must make sure he feels comfortable, if he is still small you can opt for an armchair that fits him.

Playground

The play area will depend on the size of the bedroom. However, we recommend that this area be located in the center. You can identify the play area with a play mat. This way, your little one can play without being directly on the floor. If you decide to place the play area in the center, you should place all the furniture around it so that the room will look more spacious.

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Another option for little ones who like to have a private space to play is to place everything in a corner, so they can have their play hideout. For added privacy, you can place one of those mini Indian-style tents to match the palette you chose.

You can choose to place a
children’s pouffe
such as the popular pear puff or the soccer ball puff, a very popular piece in the decoration of nurseries and spaces for children.

Rest area

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As we want our child to rest properly, the bed should be away from doors or windows, which are the areas where there is the most noise.

Lean the bed against one of the walls, so there will be more free space. Place a small lamp that he can reach from his bed to make him feel more secure.

If it is a baby, it can be a great option to opt for a 1-seater sofa.
1-seater sofa
and place it next to the crib. This way, you will be able to put him to sleep in a very comfortable way and place him in the crib whenever you want.

How to make the most of the children’s room

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We can’t change the size of the room, but we can make the most of every inch of the bedroom and here are some tips.

Custom-made furniture

The
custom-made furniture
are an excellent option when we want to save space in the room. You can have them made in any carpentry shop, whether it is a closet, a desk or even an armchair. Custom-made furniture can save any corner.

Shelving

Shelves are very useful, since we can use the walls to store toys or books without taking up space in the room.

Low furniture

They should be a maximum of 60 cm high. If they have drawers, we can use them to store clothes. At the top we can place a lamp, toys or any decorative item.

Bunk beds or raised beds

They are an excellent space-saving option. If the children’s room is shared by 2 children, a bunk bed may be the best option. If the room is used by a single child, you can also opt to use a raised bed to try to take advantage of the space in the lower area and create a play or learning area there. As they are high enough, you will have no problem placing some of these two areas under the bed.

What if the room is shared?

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If you have to opt for a shared room, you must take into account how you are going to arrange the beds and what elements and colors you are going to use that are to the liking of both children.

It is important that each child has his or her own space in which he or she can feel identified. Here are some ideas for this difficult task.

Pastel colors

If the room is shared by a boy and a girl, pastel colors are ideal. A gray, beige or white color will solve this dilemma.

Independent zones

If you do not use bunk beds, you can place the beds parallel to each other. With the beds placed in this way you can create two rooms, one for one and one for the other. However, try to decorate each space with elements to the taste of each child, as it is important that they feel identified with their space in the bedroom.

Bunk beds

If you use bunk beds, the ideal is that they are neutral colors, and you can create 2 environments with the play and learning area.

 

 

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